Today, government entities must meet the foundational demands of a large and complex populace – housing, healthcare, core administration, business services, and infrastructure development. And it all begins with a transformative government framework at both local and national levels. For instance, the Digital India initiative is part of a larger schematic, focused on a tech-empowered mechanism, pushing the government towards better service delivery to citizens. The objective being to digitize all popular citizen functions that need round-the-clock, and easy accessibility. This has several arms – consolidating fragmented IT infrastructure via cloud architecture, is one of the top priorities.
The state of cyber security – and the writing on the wallThe 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak was a fundamental shift – a game-changer, wreaking havoc across the US political landscape, reminding people of the criticality of data stored in our inboxes and the large-scale impact of a possible breach.
For organizations, businesses, and individuals using email for high-value conversations/transactions, email security has never been so important.
Interestingly, intrinsic human curiosity remains a crippling factor. A study asked participants if they were aware of mails eliciting personal data; 78% said YES. Yet 45% clicked the mock spam message presented, while a … Read the rest
Often businesses do not consider email archiving when looking for an email solution.
The exponential growth of email makes it necessary to find an archiving solution to avoid getting bogged down by the task of backing up data and ensuring business continuity.
From the archives: A bank faces a backup nightmare
Not long ago, one of our customers, a regional bank were up to their ears in email data. They backed up their older email onto USB drives every week, in an attempt to clean their mail store and to manage their ever growing email data. Thereby adding a new USB drive almost every … Read the rest
Ransomware has been one of the biggest threats in the fast growing technological era. This growth is due to that fact that ransomware is getting easier and easier to send and offers a quick and easy return on investment. According to a report released by PhishMe, as of March 2016, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware. As recent as a few weeks ago,there was a highly effective phishing scam targeting Gmail users, proving that no one is safe.
Email remains the primary platform for enterprise communications – and also the #1 way malware enters your organization. Mithi recently partnered with award winning Trend Micro, the global leader in email security, in line with our continued commitment to offering the highest standards for email security. The tie-up especially addresses the rising menace of Phishing and Ransomware.
It adds to the multi-level security already present in SkyConnect as part of this offering. Trend Micro Email security also forms part of the ClearStream, a standalone email security service offered by Mithi for any mailing system.
Here’s a brief summary of the system and … Read the rest
We are happy to announce the upgrade of the peripheral security for SkyConnect – for Spam and Virus detection in Email.
This upgrade will be automatically available to all our customers.
The new email security system replaces the current one at the Peripheral Email security layer providing a guarantee on performance and reliability covering 5 parameters viz. Spam detection, Virus detection, False positive rate, Availability and Latency.
This upgrade will offer a hands free Spam and Virus experience with cleaner inboxes.
Here is a quick look at the security framework of SkyConnect and how the new upgrade impacts the overall security.
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Business v/s Consumer Email Accounts (M) 2013-2017
Source : radicati.com
Worldwide daily email traffic (B) 2013-2017
While the % of growth in the consumer and business email accounts is about the same year on year, it is observed that the the business email traffic will exhibit growth year on year (more business transacted on email), while consumer email traffic will reduce (possibly due to social media).
Source : radicati.com
Global Spam Statistics
Source : Statista
What is an ’email spoof’?
Spoofing, in a nutshell, is email fraud and deception. Spoofing is the most common form of the modern con game called ‘phishing’. The email