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Mimecast is an international company specializing in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, archiving, and continuity services to protect business mail.
Information security has long been a competitive industry, but growing recognition of today’s multi-faceted security threat is driving security specialists to a new partnership model that reflects a very simple truth: if cybercriminals are joining forces to attack their victims, the industry needs to do the same.
Surveys suggest that Australian business leaders are far more concerned about ransomware than their peers overseas. Yet, as infections continue to rise with each new strain of ransomware, many businesses are putting themselves in danger by taking a laissez-faire approach – paying the ransom and proceeding with business as usual.
Australian business executives are proving to be desirable targets for scammers that have been remarkably successful at using business email compromise (BEC) (also known as 'whaling') schemes to wring millions of dollars from unwitting victims. Yet even as they struggle to clamp down on losses to scammers breaches of the so-called human firewall, those same businesses are also becoming key contributors to efforts to stop BEC in its tracks.