Cy­ber re­silience ex­pert on email se­cu­rity

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Hi­wot Men­dahun, cy­ber re­silience ex­pert at email se­cu­rity firm Mime­cast, com­mented: “Email con­nects the world’s lead­ers, busi­nesses and ev­ery­day in­di­vid­u­als, what­ever their sta­tus or in­tent yet was never de­signed with se­cu­rity in mind.

This prank fol­lows a rise in sim­i­lar at­tacks ask­ing for wire trans­fers or con­fi­den­tial data like HR records or tax in­for­ma­tion. Spear phish­ing and im­per­son­ation at­tacks are easy to launch with free email ad­dresses or by reg­is­ter­ing looka­like do­mains. Mo­bile email users are par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble. All or­ga­ni­za­tions need to con­sider stamp­ing ex­ter­nal emails with sim­ple warn­ings and con­duct reg­u­lar train­ing to help em­ploy­ees rec­og­nize pos­si­ble scams.”

Hi­wot Men­dahun

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