Email continues to be one of the top attack vectors for cybercriminals. As organizations increase their digital collaboration with partners and vendors, it's critical to implement safeguards for both incoming and outgoing email communications. In this post, we'll explore two key email security capabilities - Business Email Compromise (BEC) protection and Data Centric Security (DCS) - and how they work together to secure your inbox and outbox.
BEC refers to a type of cyberattack where criminals impersonate trusted contacts like executives or vendors to trick employees into sending money or sensitive data. Black hat tactics include:
BEC products focus on securing the enterprise inbox from these external email threats. With BEC protection, organizations can filter out dangerous emails before they ever reach an employee's inbox. Key features including:
While BEC protects the inbox, DCS focuses on securing an organization's outbox. It helps control sensitive data shared through email and other collaboration channels. DCS capabilities include:
With a DCS solution, organizations can reduce data leakage via outbound email. But, most importantly, DCS products enable organizations to do more business -- by giving them the confidence to share sensitive data externally without sacrificing security, privacy, or compliance.
While BEC products protect your email inbox from external threats, DCS does two very different, and very important things for the email outbox:
Using the two solutions together provides a defense-in-depth approach to email security.
In today's evolving threat landscape, the best organizations are embracing advanced safeguards to govern risk associated with both entry and exit points. Recently, I had a customer explain it to me this way:
"BEC products represent one side of the email security coin; and they're all about keeping bad guys out of your inbox. DCS products represent the other side of the coin; and they're all about wrapping security and access controls around sensitive pieces of data so you can confidently share stuff externally and get more business done."
At Virtru, we do not offer BEC solutions, but we are the best in the world at delivering simple and affordable DCS solutions to protect your email outbox. Go here to schedule a demo and learn why more than 8,000 customers trust us for data centric security.
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