Nishant Taneja, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Barracuda, joins The Holtz Story to discuss the evolution of threats and risk in email.
Nishant and Tracy open the conversation with a discussion that 90% of cyberattacks start with emails and the trend towards leveraging social engineering to gain access to apps and data. Nishant shares how many of us are wired to inherently trust emails, and cybercriminals use this to gain our trust and secure a foothold.
This leads to a conversation about best practices for preventing cybercrime. Nishant sees companies prioritizing training and simulations. Top companies focus their training on the threat vectors with the highest volume, identify gaps in their security postures and take proactive actions.
The conversation then shifts to Office 365 and using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect attacks in email, provide visibility, and block delivery. The sheer volume of Office 365 emails demands this type of approach. Barracuda uses a self-learning system with classifiers to identify threats and react faster. An identity graph is created for all users, and Barracuda’s AI looks for any variations in user behavior.
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