How to Prevent Employees From Falling For Phishing Attacks

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According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, a full third of cyber attacks involve phishing tactics. While there is evidence that employee education and phishing prevention solutions are effective in stopping basic phishing attempts, attackers have responded by making phishing emails more sophisticated and convincing. Examples include targeted spear phishing messages based on victim’s social media posts, phishing via text messages, sextortion, and creating fake login pages for legitimate web sites. Users are always the weakest link in security, and that’s why it’s more important than ever for organizations to train their employees to spot phishing attempts.

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Load Balance Email with SpamTitan and DNS

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Solution

To handle large volumes of email creates new challenges. This with the complication of downtime can be a major pain and causes system failures. As luck will have it this problem was recognized and resolved by SpamTitan and the great minds who designed DNS (Domain name resolution).

Here is a way you can set up your inbound and outbound email to not only handle large volumes of mail but also protect yourself against system failure.

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SpamTitan Email Security adds Sandboxing and DMARC Authentication

SpamTitan release update with Sandbax and DMARC

SpamTitan email security customers, both new and existing, got a pleasant surprise earlier this week when leading cloud security vendor TitanHQ added both sandboxing and DMARC authentication to the SpamTitan product. These advanced threat protection layers were added as part of the SpamTitan product suite at no additional cost to customers.

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Secure email with DMARC and SPF

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More and more companies are seeing attempts by outsiders to send phishing or spam mails via their domain name, damaging faith in the company and the company’s brand. False emails are an easy way to steal passwords and credit card details and gain access to user accounts. This is a growing problem for companies, impairing credibility and hindering communication by email.

Make sure the mail your company send is secure by impementing some small validation checks like DMARC and SPF. Both of these options are  very easy to implement with a DNS entry.

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SpamTitan Update

Software Update

SpamTitan Update Version 7.0

This latest release includes an update to the SpamTitan anti-virus engine now incorporating Bitdefender AV and various ClamAV updates.
This change is due to our growing strategic relationship with Bitdefender which will see continued collaboration in the future.

Clients hosted by RD:  The update will have no effect on your system and you do not need to make any changes.

Clients OnPrem : The patch will appear on the list of Available Updates on the System Updates page of the SpamTitan user interface if prefetch of system updates is enabled.
If this option is disabled, then the Check for Updates Now option may be clicked on the user interface to check and download any available updates.

For help please contact: support@rdgroup.co.za