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Enhancing Email Security: A Vital Step for All Organisations

Since its establishment in 2002, the organization has grown to support over 700 businesses and schools across London and the Southeast. The mission is to provide a cybersecurity-first managed IT service, ensuring that client security and the organization’s security are at the forefront of all endeavors. This approach means that when specific threats are discussed, extensive research has already been conducted to understand the nature of these threats and the tools required to mitigate them.

Why This Webinar?

The increasing prevalence of certain types of cyberattacks has prompted the hosting of this webinar. The goal is to address these threats head-on, particularly those that the new partner specializes in stopping. With large email providers demanding greater authentication, the timing for this service couldn’t be more critical.

The Email Problem

Email has been around since the beginning of the internet, but it has a fundamental flaw: it was designed in a trust environment, which is no longer viable given the current landscape. Cyber criminals can easily send emails from almost any company, leading to widespread issues like impersonation and spoofing. This problem is significant and requires urgent attention.

The Three Major Issues

  1. Email Impersonation and Spoofing: Cyber criminals can send emails from a domain, making it appear as though they are legitimate communications from an organization. This can lead to severe consequences, such as fake invoices and other fraudulent activities.

  2. Email Delivery Problems: Often, emails do not reach their intended recipients but end up in spam folders, causing frustration and slowing down business operations. This is due to the evolving security protocols of major email providers like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

  3. Visibility into Email Ecosystems: With multiple cloud services handling email, it is challenging to know what is happening with the email environment. Full visibility and audits are necessary to ensure emails are managed correctly.

How Assistance is Provided

A free assessment and report will be offered to every attendee, providing an opportunity to understand the domain’s email security status and what steps need to be taken to improve it. The aim is to make it impossible for cyber criminals to send emails from the domain, thereby protecting everyone who interacts with the business.

Understanding DMARC

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a global technical standard supported by major organizations and governments. Implementing DMARC can significantly reduce email impersonation, improve email deliverability, and provide full visibility of who is sending emails from the domain.

Next Steps

For all attendees, a DMARC analysis of the domain will be conducted at no cost, providing a detailed report and project plan to address any issues. This analysis will help understand the gaps in email security and what needs to be done to secure the domain fully.

Conclusion

Email security is crucial in today’s digital landscape. By implementing DMARC and other security measures, the goal is to ensure that emails are secure and trustworthy, enhancing business operations and protecting against cyber threats. Working together to improve email security is anticipated, and any questions or feedback are welcome.