Email Security

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Trusting your inbox means trusting the emails inside it. AsystYOU Technology helps secure the very foundation of digital communications with our full-service solutions. From email authentication to business email compromise detection, AsystYOU Technology has you covered.

Because email is so vital in today’s business world, your business needs a policy for Email Security. AsystYOU Technology can help you set up the proper policies and procedures to protect email and other communications against unauthorized access, loss or compromise.

What is Email Security?

Email security is the process of preventing email-based cyber attacks and unwanted communications. It spans protecting inboxes from takeover, protecting domains from spoofing, stopping phishing attacks, preventing fraud, blocking malware delivery, filtering spam, and using encryption to protect the contents of emails from unauthorized persons.

Security and privacy were not built into email when it was first invented, and despite email's importance as a communication method, these are still not built into email by default. As a result, email is a major attack vector for organizations large and small, and for individual people as well. Every day 122.33 BILLION spam email messages are sent out.* Out of these, 2.293 BILLION of these messages are phishing attacks.*

How Secure is Email?

An email message does not go straight to the intended recipient. It actually moves between networks and servers, some that may be unsecured, before it is received. Even though an individual’s computer may be secure from attackers, the network or server that the email traveled through may have been compromised. Cyber attackers can also very easily masquerade as a sender or change email content.

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Types of Email Attacks

Cyber attackers can use many different methods to hack email. Some of these methods can cause extensive damage to an organization’s data. Malware, which is a malicious software used to attack a device or its data, can be placed on a device using different methods.


Types of malware delivered over email include spyware, scareware, adware, and ransomware, among others. Attackers can deliver malware via email in several different ways. One of the most common is including an email attachment that contains malicious code.


Email-based fraud attacks can take a variety of forms, from the classic advance-fee scams directed at everyday people to business email compromise (BEC) messages that aim to trick large enterprise accounting departments into transferring money to illegitimate accounts. Often the attacker will use domain spoofing to make the request for funds look like it comes from a legitimate source.


A phishing attack is done when a hacker sends a user a text, email, or direct message. The hackers disguises themselves as a trusted individual or institution and then uses their connection to the intended victim to steal confidential data like account numbers, login information or credit card information.

Account Takeover

Email Account Takeover Fraud, Account Compromise or Email Hijacking, is the practice of criminals gaining a user’s login credentials in order to access their email account. Once in, the criminal can monitor activity, intercept emails, and divert or create fraudulent financial transactions to themselves. They can also use Email Account Takeover to gather sensitive confidential client information which can be used to blackmail the business for a ransom.


Spoofing is a very dangerous email threat. It involves tricking the recipient into thinking that the email is coming from someone other than the sender. The hacker only needs to access the metadata and change it. These changes make the email look like it’s from someone else. The email platform can’t tell a fake email from a real one because it only reads the metadata-which is what has been changed by the hacker. This makes it very easy for the attacker to impersonate themselves as a trusted sender.

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