Although the average person may not encounter a substantial amount of emails, businesses and people within these businesses use email every day. Unfortunately, cybercriminals often use this common messaging tool as an attack vector. In this year’s Cost of a Data Breach Report, phishing is the costliest initial attack vector, with an average of USD4.91 million. The second highest is the dreaded Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack at USD4.89 million. If it hasn’t sunk in yet, both attack vectors involve email. So it’s clear that you need to implement email security policies!
In this article, we shall see email security policies to help you in your email security practices. And discuss why you should have an email security policy document and what to include in that document.