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Healthcare Provider Survey Finds Email Most Likely Source of Data Breach

Security in the healthcare industry is receiving a great deal of attention and for good re… Read More >

Security in the healthcare industry is receiving a great deal of attention and for good reason. From the fear of medical devices being taken over, to operational disruptions that impede patient care, the impact of a cyberattack can be far-reaching with disastrous consequences. With this in mind, Mim… Read More >

David Hood

by David Hood

Director, Technology Marketing, Mimecast

Posted Dec 11, 2017

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‘Tis the season for email fraud – so don’t open the wro…

Everyone loves a gift, but man… Read More >

Everyone loves a gift, but many appealing-looking emails turn out to be lumps of coal Like clockwork, the end of the ye… Read More >

Garrett O'Hara

by Garrett O'Hara

Principal Technical Consultant

Posted Dec 10, 2017

Security
Be Prepared: Cyber Security for Higher Education

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Cyber Security for Higher Education: What Colleges & Universities Need to Know Institutions of higher learning don’… Read More >

Margot Carmichael Lester

by Margot Carmichael Lester

Mimecast Contributing Writer

Posted Nov 21, 2017

Security
Find Your Weakest Link to Protect Against Malware

Malware everywhere. With 40,000 employees in 140 countries and 1200 staff in Australia al… Read More >

Malware everywhere. With 40,000 employees in 140 countries and 1200 staff in Australia alone, “You don’t have to look too far to find examples” of the methods email fraudsters are using today, Grant Thornton information security manager Gavin Townsend said while joining me onstage to share his firm… Read More >

Alison  O'Hare

by Alison O'Hare

Technical Director

Posted Nov 16, 2017

Security
Defend Against Malicious Email Attachments and Malware

Think your users would never fall for an email scam? Think again. According to Verizon’s … Read More >

Think your users would never fall for an email scam? Think again. According to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report for 2017, two-thirds of cybersecurity breaches are caused by malware installed by malicious email attachments, and 43 percent of those attacks happen when hackers successfully u… Read More >

Alison  O'Hare

by Alison O'Hare

Technical Director

Posted Nov 16, 2017

Security
Protecting the Healthcare System from Cyberattacks

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force Recommends New Ways to Protect from Cyberattacks. Last year HHS established the Hea… Read More >

Danny Arnold

by Danny Arnold

Mimecast Strategic Advisor.

Posted Nov 06, 2017

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