Email Security Risk Remains High

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security

A recent email security survey by Egress highlighted that outbound email is a source of breaches for almost every organisation. 91% of the surveyed cybersecurity leaders stated that their organisaton had experienced security incidents by outbound email data loss within Microsoft 365 in the last 12 months. Causes of Outbound Email Security Incidents Overall, these incidents were the result of … Read More

KnowBe4’s ‘Security Essentials for the UK’ Course is now NCSC Certified

Tony MasonCyber Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced that its Security Essentials for the United Kingdom course is now certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This coveted certification will lead to further security awareness training across the UK. NCSC Certification The NCSC’s certification programme is designed to assure high quality … Read More

5 Ways For Housing Associations to Level Up M365 Email Security

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

The newly published Email Security Risk Report reveals that 99% of Cybersecurity leaders are stressed about email security.  Plus 93% of organisations experiencing security incidents in the last 12 months.  It is easy to see why. For housing associations, the risk email poses to sensitive data is pervasive. They operate a complex infrastructure environment, and need to ensure employees are appropriately … Read More

Data BackUp – Is Your Microsoft 365 Data Safe & Secured?

Tony MasonData Backup, Microsoft 365 Security

With the increased adoption of Microsoft 365, many organisations assume that data backup is included in Microsoft 365.  As a platform, it is secure. However, your data isn’t backed up in a way that you would require.  Microsoft will not cover any data loss caused by your own internal errors. Nor from malicious actions, ransomware or any other cybercrime event.  Microsoft … Read More

Secure Your Cloud Infrastructure For Remote Workers

Tony MasonData Protection, Enterprise Security, Microsoft 365 Security, SIEM, Vulnerability Management & SIEM

As working from home becomes more long-term, it’s important to secure your cloud infrastructure for remote workers. Cloud Infrastructure allows for great speed and ease of deployment. New infrastructure can be deployed in minutes.  The rate of change in cloud infrastructure is far quicker than with on-premise and it is so easy and quick to deploy. This is enabling businesses … Read More

Do You Evaluate Your Security Controls?

Tony MasonBreach & Attack Simulation, Enterprise Security

With many now working from home and businesses changing, are you sure your security controls are robust enough? When checking your security posture, be sure to ask the right questions. The only way you can really see if your security controls are working effectively is to test them.  There are many tools available to do this.  However, you need to … Read More

Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

Phishing Templates

Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4 Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer discusses the phishing dilemma, ‘Should you phish test users or not during the Covid-19 pandemic?’.  There’s no question, these are challenging times. Employees and organisations around the world are doing their best to keep everyone safe. Plus we are settling in to a new normal for accomplishing work from home. Tensions are … Read More

Examples of COVID-19 Phishing Emails

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

The Epidemic of COVID-19 Phishing Emails Rages On. KnowBe4 customers using their Phish Alert Button (PAB) continue to share an ever-growing variety of emails from bad actors looking to capitalise on the crisis. There are some rather unusual social engineering schemes. KnowBe4 are offering up a selection of those emails. IT administrators and users can then see for themselves what these … Read More