They manipulate the recipients into clicking on malicious links and either installing malware or getting someone to enter their credentials on a fake login page which then gives threat actors full access to that users’ accounts which can then be used as a springboard to launch further attacks inside and outside your organisation.

Further to this, when a trusted business you communicate with regularly is compromised this can have some of these attacks sneak in because the mail is coming from a source you regularly communicate with.

According to Mimecast, if your employees aren’t ready for a cyberattack, the unfortunate truth is that your organization isn’t either. An engaging security awareness training program will help turn your employees into your first line of defence.

This highlights the importance of a multi-faceted approach to email security, with a solid Email Security Gateway that integrates with User Awareness training that drives home the message of “Think before you Click”. The Mimecast Awareness Training is prepared with short engaging videos that can be followed up with simulated phishing attacks which help you gauge how well prepared your organisation is for those ones that get through due to the trusted list configurations on your security gateway.

Mimecast Awareness Training is a cyber risk management and security awareness training platform that blends training methodologies with predictive analytics to address security breaches caused by staff errors. Mimecast boasts a well-established suite of security tools to address all your email security and continuity needs from the Secure Email Gateway, Awareness training and beyond.

Quintica is a Mimecast Premier partner with a team of Security experts that can help you and your organisation deal with these escalating threats. Employees that are cyber-aware and empowered are more likely to spot phishing efforts, faked domains, and harmful URLs. Get hold of a Quintica account executives and let us scope a solution tailored to your organisations unique needs which can be expanded as your security requirements evolve.

Authored by Authored by Richard Webster, Software Asset Management Specialist, Quintica – City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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