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At PAV i.t. we work with a number of trusted partners to ensure that we continue to deliver secure and robust solutions for your IT requirements. We are proud to announce that we are working closely with Mimecast to bring our clients the world's first cybersecurity and impersonation protection to combat the increasing threats from CEO fraud.
Mimecast are renowned in the industry as a leading email and data security company, and in April they announced the launch of Impersonation Protect – the first cloud service that will directly address the increasing struggle against whale-phishing and fight CEO fraud attacks.
As our previous article explained CEO fraud is currently one of the most prevalent, and rapidly increasing, threats to businesses costing the global economy billions of pounds each year. More worringly, recent research by Mimecast shows that this threat is continuing to grow with 67% of companies seeing an increase in fraudulent payment attacks since January 2016.
Mimecast's response was to work on finding a solid solution that would enable companies to stop attacks before they infiltrate businesses and cause irreparable damage.
Impersonation Protect works to defend on-premise, hybrid and pure cloud email deployments by using advanced scanning techniques that prevent attacks by monitoring all email traffic for elements that are commonly used by criminals, including employee domain names, and other keywords such as 'wire transfer', 'tax form', and 'urgent'. The software allows businesses to block suspicious emails or display additional security messages to warn employees of potentially hazardous content.
The introduction of Impersonation Protect marks a new era for cybersecurity as we continue to seek ways to fight threats and stay one step ahead of online fraudsters. With over 90% of cyberattacks starting with email, and social engineering now firmly established as a successful formula for tricksters, Impersonation Protect will allow companies of all sizes to get the comprehensive protection they need to stop CEO fraudsters in their tracks.
For more information about how PAV i.t. services can help you safeguard your business, please call us on: 01273 834000