Top 5 email security best practices
Educating your workforce
When it comes
to email security,
due to BEC scams in 2018
Of respondents say their
organisation receive brand
impersonation phishing emails
The most common email threats go directly to humans.
Technological solutions can help, but there’s only so
much they can do to protect your organisation.
You need to educate your workforce on email security
best practices to achieve full security
Strong, unique passwords
(stored in a password manager)
First and foremost, you need to secure your email accounts. Provide your employees
with the tools they need to understand how to create a secure password.
Recommendations vary, but a selection of four random yet common words can be
difficult to guess but easy to remember. Introduce a couple of special characters and
you’ll make your password even more secure.
A strong password is the first line of defence for your inbox, but there’s more you can do
to secure it. Two-factor authentication is a simple method that makes it harder to hack
every few seconds. Users must enter this code to access the account. Other 2FA tools
include sending a code to a mobile or email address.
Educating Your Workforce
Once you’ve introduced more account security features, you need to educate your
In particular, discuss how cyber-attackers might hijack a brand to legitimise their phishing
email and trick people into clicking malicious links or attachments.
Likewise, make sure staff report harmful-looking spam instead of clicking on the
Introduce Firm Email Policies
You don’t want to have any cracks in your email security armour, but the only way to
guarantee that is to introduce firm email policies.
Don’t allow your employees to use their work email address for personal use. Also, don’t
allow employees to connect their personal mobile devices to the company Wi-Fi – it is a
major security risk.
Make Email Security
Ultimately, you need to promote a culture of email security within your company to fully
combat fraud and cyber-crime.
and ensure they take a proactive approach to email security.
If your workforce stays vigilant, your organisation can head off most email threats.
Of respondents believe email security threats
will increase over the next 12 months.
Don’t let the human element in your organisation be your downfall.
Co-opt them into your email security processes using our top five
email security best practices to secure your inbox.
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