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According to statistics from DataProt, spam emails account for 45% of your email inbox — out of which 73% aim at stealing your identity or those of your users.
It’s no news that cyberattacks have continuously been on the rise recently. The two most common attack vectors are phishing and malware, both of which mostly rely on spam emailing.
Typically, a bad cyber actor will send you spam emails with infected links or images embedded in them. On clicking these attachments, they harvest your credentials or encrypt your data so you can’t access it. Now that most organizations rely on emails to conduct business, you can be sure that such attacks are not going anywhere anytime soon.
Even though there is no evidence of spam emails slowing down corporate websites, we all agree that they are annoying. You must have heard stories or first-hand experience waiting for an email attachment to download for minutes, only to find out that it’s spam from a ‘Nigerian Prince.’ One of the most sought-after help desk services from Colorado Computer Support is spam filtering, and reasonably so.
According to Microsoft, their spam filter has a 99% spam catch rate. However, several cybersecurity stakeholders disagree with this. So, just exactly how reliable is the inbuilt M365 spam filter?
If you have blind faith in the 0365 spam filter, you might have to reconsider your stance. The truth is that Office 365 is an excellent tool for productivity, but its email security features do not match up to the demands of modern businesses. A recent study by Osterman Research reveals that while the M365 spam filter is relatively productive, most advanced targeted threats bypass it.
For instance, a non-malicious URL that links to malware will easily go undetected by the 0365’s EOP. This gives attackers an avenue to launch more damaging attacks on your systems. If a malicious email can pass through your gateway, then your systems are as good as hacked.
If you have any questions about email spam filtering, whether you are using it right or implementing it yourself, Colorado Computer Support is always ready to help. Call us now at (719) 310-3035.