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What is Business Email Security?

Business emails are essential communication tools targeted by cybercriminals; email is the ideal way for malware to enter a corporate network, and there is plenty of malware to choose from. According to AV-Test data, in the first two months of 2023, there were almost 10.5 million new malware samples. In addition, polymorphic malware, which is difficult to detect, is likely to increase in use as AI-enabled technologies such as ChatGPT make polymorphic malware easier to create. 

With complex scams and cybercrime focusing on business email, what tools are available to ensure business email security?

 

What is Business Email Security?

An organization's business email security is essential to achieving robust security. Business email security uses anti-phishing and security technologies that should include the following:

  • Anti-phishing: prevents phishing messages from ever reaching a user’s inbox.
  • Data loss prevention (DLP): prevents sensitive data from leaving the corporate network via email.
  • Anti-malware and ransomware protection stops phishing messages containing malware and prevents users from clicking on malicious links and navigating to spoof websites.

Business email security solutions should provide these layers of anti-phishing technology to stop phishing from being used to cause harm to a business.

 

Why you Need Business Email Security

Phishing and spam are part of an attack chain that leads to many forms of business harm. For example, the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) highlights phishing as a core component of the event chain leading to ransomware. Consequently, business email security is a vital component of any cybersecurity strategy as it forms an essential part of a wider cyber-attack and data exposure prevention program.

As well as protecting a company, business email security also plays a vital role in regulatory compliance. Data protection regulations and standards require that robust email security procedures are carried out; for example, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires that all electronic protected health information (ePHI) is encrypted during transit. Other regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), may not require specific encryption but mandate internal security controls to protect data in transit and at rest.

 

Threat of Phishing to Business

Securing business email is essential to prevent business harm. However, cyber-attackers are cunning and frequently adjust tactics to avoid detection. The threat to business email comes in many forms as part of a broader attack chain that leads to:

Account takeover (ATO)

ATO attacks increased by 131% in the first half of 2022. Spear-phishing emails often contain dangerous links that lead to websites that steal login credentials. Once those credentials are in the hands of fraudsters, they can be used to take over email accounts, which are then used to carry out further attacks such as BEC fraud.

Business Email Compromise (BEC)

In 2022, BEC crimes increased by 81%. BEC fraud results in significant financial losses. The attacks typically involve spear-phishing emails that are used to steal email login credentials. The compromised email account is then used as part of a social engineering attack, tricking staff into making payments to cybercriminals.

Ransomware

Spam and phishing emails are the top method (54%) used to deliver ransomware. Ransomware is hugely damaging to a company, causing financial losses, data theft, and preventing the business from carrying out work.

 

AI-driven Threat Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a modern way to deliver effective business email security. AI-enabled business email security can spot previously difficult-to-detect email threats; cybercriminals often change their tactics to evade detection by traditional email security tools. AI-enabled email security tools can circumvent these evasion tactics and spot threats to business email security. Advanced AI-driven threat detection systems use intelligence feeds populated by data using millions of real-time sources. This massive training set makes sure that the latest intelligence protects business emails. AI-enabled business email security solutions provide high levels of accuracy to minimize false-positive results; this ensures that legitimate business emails are not mistakenly marked as phishing. Advanced AI-enabled email security is performed using real-time data to prevent difficult-to-detect threats, including zero-day and zero-minute attacks. Advanced email security solutions such as PhishTitan are designed to provide advanced AI-enabled anti-phishing and DLP to ensure that the modern enterprise can stop all phishing threats.

Protect your business with the newest “zero-day” threat protection and intelligence against phishing, business email compromise and zero-day attacks with PhishTitan.

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What is PhishTitan

TitanHQ's PhishTitan is an advanced AI-enabled business email security solution. PhishTitan delivers comprehensive, AI-enabled protection to thwart all types of phishing threats. PhishTitan uses modern threat intelligence to contain threats, but it also is designed to be deployed in minutes. As a result, your business will be quickly protected by advanced business email security.

Using AI-enabled intelligent technologies to protect email from modern phishing threats is essential in an ever-changing security threat landscape; cybercriminals continuously innovate and have now been found to be utilizing AI in an advisory issued by Check Point Research (CPR) on the use of ChatGPT by the cybercriminal community. PhishTitan uses artificial intelligence to train algorithms using multiple millions of real-time data points to spot real-time threats. As a result, any business operating PhishTitan will be safe knowing that their devices and networks are protected using the latest anti-phishing capability.

 

PhishTitan Features for Business Email Security

PhishTitan uses layers of protection to ensure that business emails are protected. These protective layers include features covering:

AI-driven threat intelligence: anti-phishing analysis uses AI trained from a vast threat; these data alert any dangerous URL and web pages, preventing employees from clicking links or navigating to malicious websites.

Time of click protection: PhishTitan replaces email links and sends the link to an inspection site to check the validity of the website associated with the link. If the website is a phishing site, the user will not be able to navigate to the site.

URL rewriting and analysis: works with ‘time of click’ protection to prevent successful phishing attacks.

Native integration with Office 365 email: makes business email security simple and removes human error.

Real-time threat analysis: essential to capture advanced phishing attempts.

Link Lock service: ensures that they remain protected even if a recipient clicks a URL in a malicious email.

Smart Mail protection:  compares incoming mail with a list of known threats. Data from multiple sources across the global threat landscape ensures that the most current threats are always part of this list.

Data loss prevention (DLP): prevents sensitive data from leaving the corporate network. Protects intellectual property, customer data, and other sensitive information.

Business email security has entered a new era driven by AI. When evaluating a business email security solution, ensure that the platform can use intelligent technologies to detect even the most recent phishing tactics.

Protect your business with the newest “zero-day” threat protection and intelligence against phishing, business email compromise and zero-day attacks with PhishTitan.

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Susan Morrow Bio

With over 20 years of experience in tech, Susan has domain expertise in cybersecurity and digital identity. Susan has held several advisory board posts, including the EU’s Next Generation Internet initiative; she is an advisor for Think Digital Partners. Susan was listed as one of the most influential women in technology in the UK in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 by Computer Weekly. She was also shortlisted in the top “100 Women in Tech” in 2021. Susan also writes on identity and security in publications such as CSOOnline and CyberNews.

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