What Is Email Security?
How can email messages be compromised?
While many cybersecurity professionals are aware of common email security threats like phishing, ransomware, business email compromise, and other inbound threats, it’s important to also consider data protection and securing outbound traffic. That is, putting measures in place to prevent users from sending sensitive data via email to external parties. There are four main components of an email message that can be compromised or manipulated:
- The body of the email
- The attachments of the email
- URLs contained within the email
- The sender’s email address
What are email security best practices?
Email security best practices include the use of a robust email security posture that contains layers of security measures, including effective security intelligence across your entire architecture, retrospective remediation, and encryption to prevent data leakage among other features.