Email Security Services
Sharp Email security is used to protect and secure email communications, accounts, and services from unauthorised access or compromise.
What is Email security?
Email security refers to the variety of measures businesses use to protect email communications, accounts, and services from unauthorised access. Methods include educating staff and implementing best practice guides, spam filters, two-factor authentication (2fA), anti-virus protection and data encryption.
The methods used by cyber criminals to gain unauthorised access to systems and data are becoming more sophisticated by the day. With a significant percentage, between 75% and 90%, of targeted cyber-attacks beginning with an email. Hackers target unprotected business email accounts to deceive employees and dupe people into handing over money and data, either by asking them to follow a malicious link or posing as another person (usually a stakeholder).
Sharp’s email security services are used to protect and secure email communications, accounts, and services from unauthorised access or compromise.
Why is Email Security important?
Email security should be of the upmost importance to organisations due to the universal nature of email communication in the professional environment and the staggering statistics regarding cyber security breaches involving phishing.
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey showed that 93% of large businesses and 84% of medium businesses reported phishing attacks in 2023. But despite the very real threat that phishing poses to businesses today, almost 1 in 5 organisations only deliver phishing awareness training to their employees once per year.
Businesses use email hosting platforms such as Office 365 to send and receive large volumes of highly sensitive personal information. So, it’s important to protect that data from hackers. Email is used by cyber criminals as the primary intrusion method for malicious activity that seeks to gain access to data, hold companies to ransom, implement phishing attacks, and install harmful malware.
Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information is critical, as emails often contain personal data, financial details, and proprietary business information. Cyber-attacks, such as phishing and malware distribution, frequently target emails, posing significant risks to organisations.
Implementing robust email security protection not only ensures data security but also helps maintain compliance with industry regulations and legal requirements. Furthermore, it safeguards an organisation's reputation by preventing email spoofing, scams, and other fraudulent activities. On a personal level, strong email security helps safeguard against identity theft and unauthorised access to personal information. By ensuring the integrity of communication, mitigating insider threats, and preventing data loss, email security fosters a resilient and secure digital environment for all users.
Sharp's Complete Email Security for Microsoft 365
It’s simply not safe to only use anti-virus software in today’s landscape. As commercial technology evolves, so too do the threats associated with using it and it’s imperative that businesses adopt a multi-layered approach to security to keep pace with changing threats. With Sharp’s email security services, you can focus on growing your business, safe in the knowledge that your critical systems are safe and secure.
Threats commonly encompass malicious attachments and suspicious links, posing substantial risks to SMEs. Attackers are continually evolving their methods, further employing sophisticated methodologies, automation, and phishing tactics to ingeniously infiltrate networks.
Over the years, businesses have leveraged anti-spam technology to mitigate the influx of unwanted spam emails, a practice that remains prevalent today. Microsoft 365 includes as standard, includes basic anti-spam features, establishing a foundational defence for users.
To elevate email security within Microsoft 365, our Complete Email Security service offers enhanced protection against unwanted or harmful emails. This solution identifies threats that conventional email security systems might overlook. By seamlessly integrating with Microsoft 365, it proficiently identifies both internal and external attacks using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect indicators of malicious intent and deceit within every email.