Attackers keep coming up with new types of email threats and new variations on old types, and the older threats never go away completely. And the security industry keeps coming up with new names for all the new types. The result of all this is that it can be pretty hard to keep up with all the different threat modalities that are out there. Honestly, it’s enough to confuse even the most seasoned IT security industry veterans.
That’s where the new Barracuda Threat Analyzer tool comes in. It’s an easy way to find out where your email vulnerabilities lie. Answer a few simple questions about your email security setup and infrastructure. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and then right away you’ll get really detailed, customized output that comes in two parts. The first part explains your vulnerabilities. It tells you which of the 13 email threat types you have adequate protection against—and which of them might be able to have their way with you if they should land in your users’ inboxes.
The second part provides your personalized roadmap for eliminating the vulnerabilities described in the first part. Step by step, and in order of importance, you’ll see which security-solution categories and capabilities you should be thinking about as you set out to strengthen your protection.
For example, perhaps you use cloud-based email, but your protection against Business Email Compromise is not where it should be. In that case, the Threat Analyzer might recommend using an API-based inbox defense solution. Or maybe, based on your answers, what you need most is a computer-based security-awareness training solution. Whatever recommendations you get, you can be sure they’re based on your specific situation and your existing email security configuration. Once you have that info, you’ll be ready to take the next steps toward improved security with total confidence.
Planning an effective email protection strategy
If you’re interested in reading more about these threat types, Barracuda produced an e-book earlier this year entitled “13 Email Threat Types You Need to Know About Now.” It brings much-needed clarity to the taxonomy of today’s email threat landscape, making it easier to talk about security requirements and plan an effective email protection strategy.Check out this new threat analyzer that makes it easy to find out where your email vulnerabilities lie #EmailSecurityClick To Tweet
Because that’s what it really comes down to, right? You don’t just want to know the names of the different threat types, or how they work, or how much they cost businesses globally every year. You want to know exactly which threat types pose the greatest danger for YOUR organization—and what steps you should take to reinforce your security infrastructure against those specific threat types.
So, give the Threat Analyzer a whirl. It’s easier—and much more accurate—than those social media surveys that tell you which Friends character you are. (Hint: We’re all Joey).
Tony Burgess is a twenty-year veteran of the IT security industry and is Barracuda’s Senior Copywriter for Content and Customer Marketing. In this role, he researches complex technical subjects and translates findings into clear, useful, human-readable prose.
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