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February 07, 2018

More Ransomware Woe for U.S. Hospitals

Ryan Witt

In what has become an all-too-familiar story, a ransomware attack unfortunately hit a healthcare provider in Indiana. Below are the attack details and four ransomware recommendations to help your organization prepare.

February 01, 2018

How to Protect Your Organization from Digital & Social Media Risks in 2018

Dan Nadir

As we begin a new year, it’s time to make sure your organization is prepared to protect itself against the latest digital and social media threats. Do you know what to watch out for? Are you ready for a social media hack? Do you have a plan?

January 22, 2018

2018 Cyber Threats: How to Prepare and Act

Patrick Wheeler

At this time last year, Proofpoint’s threat intelligence team was seeing sustained malvertising campaigns distributing a variety of exploit kits, big increases in email campaigns carrying ransomware payloads, and a huge jump in attacks via social media and mobile devices.

January 16, 2018

Only Half of the Federal Agencies are DMARC Compliant at the First BOD 18-01 Deadline

Robert Holmes

In October 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 18-01 to increase security for people who receive email from federal agencies or visit a federal website.

January 04, 2018

New Google Apps script vulnerability extends URL-based threats to SaaS platforms

Maor Bin

Proofpoint researchers discover a new means of exploiting Google Apps Script to deliver malware via URLs.

December 28, 2017

How to Use Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Martin Tuip

Organizations are these days tasked with an increasingly complex set of priorities amid a digital transformation that is changing the way people work. However, they still must capture and archive business records and make them discoverable.

December 05, 2017

The Great Disconnect: Perception and Reality of GDPR readiness in the UK, France and Germany

Adenike Cosgrove

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect globally. The new regulation is designed to strengthen and unify data protection for everyone within the European Union (EU).

November 20, 2017

5 Common Mistakes Made When Implementing DMARC

Ryan Terry

DMARC, or Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance, protects an organization’s trusted domains from email spoofing attacks.  Due to the rapid expansion of

November 13, 2017

Foreign IPs Spoofing U.S. Government Email Domains Underscore Urgency of DHS Directive on Authentication

Robert Holmes

Those of us with a strong interest in restoring trust to the email ecosystem received some great news last month, as the US Department of Homeland Security issued a directive (BOD 18-01) mandating that federal agencies authenticate their email to eliminate spo

November 11, 2017

Email Fraud Continues to Expand its Footprint in Q3 2017

Ryan Terry

Email fraud, or business email compromise, is a growing threat that impacts organizations of all shapes and sizes.  These highly targeted email attacks that spoof trusted executives or partners, often don’t include a payload - such

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