Spam Mail – Much more than an uncomfortable topic!
The fact is that attacks by cybercriminals are part of the most essential risks to our economy. Reduce the risk of falling for a cybercriminal. Because cyber attacks, among others as an example spam mails, are a significant and growing problem of today. Email security is critical to a company’s productivity. Unfortunately, the entry point “email” is considered one of the favored attack points for cybercriminals. Therefore, act rather than react before something happens.
“Yes, but that doesn’t concern us!”– a very popular statement from customers in the SME sector or the very small businesses. However, this is a serious mistake. Cybercrime is often seen as a problem for IT experts and should be dismissed. However, an IT security system is only as strong as its weakest link. In the event of a cyberattack, this also leads to impaired responsiveness. Learn more in the blog “How important is IT security?”.
What is spam mail actually?
Numerous people still open spam mail attachments to this day, despite the fact that employees are constantly receiving insights, explanations and training in this area. In doing so, you click on hyperlinks of unknown origin or unknowingly hand over your login data, including passwords, on falsified and disguised websites. The fraudulent spam mails are not effortlessly recognizable at first glance because they are confusingly similar to the originals.
Caution is advised – It can affect anyone!
The hackers are getting more and more tricky. For example, spam mails with Fedpol and Europol logos have been sent for some time. In it, the person concerned is ordered to report within 48 hours, otherwise an arrest warrant will be issued. Because of the intimidating threat, many employees comply with the demands. Learn more here.
Special caution is also required when it comes to credit card data or authentication data. In the name of SBB as well as Swiss Post, there are already various, current fraud schemes.
7 characteristics by which you can recognize a spam mail
A trained eye will recognize a shady mail as well as false reports when looking closely.
If you notice the following anomalies, you should be cautious and contact your IT department or IT service provider directly:
- Fake name (misspelled or unknown email address)
- Dazzling similar domain
- Obfuscated reply address
- Grammatical or spelling errors
- Anonymous language
- Urgent need for action/threats are given
- There are links or forms
How to expand your enterprise security with the help of redIT
Every employee takes responsibility – after all, corporate security is not the sole responsibility of the IT department!
Our product redCLOUD Antispam helps you to prevent spam content on the mail server. Incoming spam is intercepted at the gateway before it reaches the company’s network. The solution uses the latest technologies and security services to ensure the best possible threat protection. At the same time, robust data protection features are built in to prevent data loss. In addition to anti-spam, the solution also includes an anti-virus detection engine for virus and spyware protection, as well as complete monitoring of all emails.
IT Security as must have
IT security is also central to your business. That is why we offer a range of services that includes protection as well as preparation of your employees. In addition, the services are customized, secure and available 7/24. In addition, we help you to drive and consolidate the awareness of risks and the improvement of the knowledge of your employees. After all, IT security is very central for every company nowadays!
Our offer in the area of IT security:
- Security Awareness Training
- Protection against phishing attacks
- Firewall setup
- SSL certificate provisioning
- Spam protection
- IT Security Check
- Vulnerability management
We will be happy to provide you with expert support on how you can optimize the area of IT security in a meaningful and decisive way. Furthermore, we support you in the implementation of all these improvements.
Contact us so that we can respond to your wishes and requirements and find the best solution together with you. We look forward to hearing from you.