Email security is becoming an increasing concern as companies battle phishing and ransomware attacks across the globe. Often times hackers and thieves take advantage of complacent employees who are distracted and not paying attention to their email messages. One click on a bad URL could open a company up to a massive cyber attack or completely shut down their network with ransomware. Matt Vernhout is the Director of privacy at 250ok and had this to say about the past year in email security:
2017 was a big year for the email industry. Email made headlines across the world for political reasons, cyber attacks on high profile business and abuse of personal privacy. Countries prepared for the digital marketing landscape of the future with new governance and legislation aimed at protecting subscribers and holding marketers accountable.
Email platforms, security vendors, and ISPs continued to merge and consolidate across the industry while others discontinued domains and webmail service in what has become an ever-changing industry. Looking ahead to 2018, many countries and governing bodies around the globe are taking steps in updating digital communication laws and governance.
Most specifically, companies worldwide are evaluating their consumer data collection practices to gear up for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that go into effect in May 2018. This legislation applies to all EU businesses that handle personal data and increases the definition and accountability of clear, unambiguous consent.
Check out the infographic below, provided by 250ok, that visualizes email security for 2017.
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