Part #7: What Can a Malicious Email Do?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on every organization since it came on the scene in late 2019. Businesses of all sizes and shapes around the world have had to adapt at the speed of light, and to make significant infrastructure changes so their employees could work from home. But that was, and still is, far from simple. Not only because employees, while working from home, are more prone to incautious behavior and non-compliance to corporate policy. But also because cybercriminals have been rigorously developing malicious new strategies for breaching corporate networks.
Over the past few months, the Check Point Research team have been paying close attention to these malicious activities while our teams have been working closely with hundreds of organizations of all sizes and industries, helping them adapt to the new reality of a perimeter-less organization. Our 8-part video guide on ‘How to Secure your Remote Workforce’ is where we share all the knowledge and best practices that we have gained. From insights on new infection vectors to the best way to protect endpoints, mobile devices and cloud-based and email and collaboration apps. We share facts, insights, and best practices, so you can detect and prevent cyberattacks and secure your remote workforce in the new normal.
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About episode #7: In our seventh episode we will explore the possible consequences of malicious emails, and how the rapid adoption of cloud mailboxes and productivity applications has changed the rules, creating more opportunities for hackers than ever before. We will expose recent schemes uncovered by our Check Point Research (CPR) group, and take you through one of the most interesting stories we uncovered – the Florentine Banker Group.
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With recent reports indicating that over 90% of attacks on organizations start from a malicious email, it is crucial to understand the key factors to the success of these attacks, and why email is such a lucrative attack vector to hackers. In the episode, we will go over the different types of email and productivity applications attacks, which include phishing, malware, account takeover, data leakage and internal threats. With employees relying heavily on their cloud mailboxes and productivity application to complete their daily tasks and share sensitive data, it is crucial to understand the risks these tools present, and how we can mitigate the security gap.
The episode uncovers extremely interesting real-life stories, and teaches us that knowing and understanding the risks is the first step towards securing your remote workforce.