Tag Archives: Spam

10 must-know email security tips

By: Doug Barney

Email is by far the number one way networks are compromised and the main route for data leakage. Fortunately there are some simple ways to safeguard this vital asset and the resources your email connects to.

1. Proper passwords

Too many email accounts are protected by passwords weaker than a Tour de France racer’s bicep. Simple passwords are simple to remember – so left to their own devices, that is what end users tend to choose.
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Email Security in a Corporate or Small Business Environment

Written by: Bruce Naylor November 4th 2013

Cyber attacks against small businessGFI_Logo establishments as well as corporations are very common and many small business firms find it difficult to bear the financial loss created by such attacks. It has become all the more necessary to adopt effective steps at workplaces to ensure security of the computers. Many companies introduced training programs for the employees on how to ensure digital security. As the first step the employees are trained how to avoid spam as well as the attachments of the spam messages, how to avoid outside instant messaging clients etc. Improper and ineffective uses of E-mail through the company’s computers in many places have led to litigation in many cases. E-mail manners are quite essential for smooth running of a business.
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Taming a Web Gone Wild

When Tim Berners-Lee first conceivedweb-300x225 of a system of interlinked documents that could be accessed over a world-wide network, nobody could have foreseen what a tangled Web we would weave. Today’s web is an amazing source of information and entertainment. It can be an invaluable resource for workers, helping them to ferret out facts, get step-by-step instructions, and resolve questions in minutes instead of the hours or days the same task might have taken thirty years ago.
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Jumpstart: Spam Filtering

We had published an article called ‘13 IT Projects project-7-300x300to Include in Your Plans for 2013’ in which we suggested 13 great IT projects for you to consider; we decided to publish some follow-up articles to help do just that.

Our seventh project suggestion was for spam filtering – here’s what we had to say:

Spam volumes continue to rise, and Outlook’s junk mail filters just are not enough anymore. 2013 can be the year you finally get a handle on spam by implementing spam filtering. Whether you deploy something on-premise or in the cloud, blocking spam, phishing, and malware infected messages before they get to your users is something everyone will appreciate.
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