Security Think Tank: Key things to consider to block malicious email attachments

Security Think Tank: Key things to consider to block malicious email attachments

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches?

There is a fundamental contradiction at the heart of current cyber security training. We tell people not to click on links or attachments, yet many employees have to do this every day as part of their jobs. Banning links and attachments is obviously a non-starter.However, there are several methods an organisation can adopt to get round this problem.

First, focus on improving awareness. Instead of telling people who may already be overworked and stressed that they must decipher complex email addresses or links, employers should instead give them simple rules and an easy way to report their suspicions. Focus on rewards or praise to incentivise people to do this. To support this awareness, implement technology to help staff report suspicious emails and make it easy for them to use that system.

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