Mimecast hosts ‘Human Firewall’ event at GITEX

Mimecast Limited held a Human Firewall breakfast event as part of its GITEX Technology Week.

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By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 19, 2016

Mimecast Limited, a provider of email and data security solutions, held a Human Firewall breakfast event as part of its GITEX Technology Week 2016 plans.

The event updated organisations and email users on the latest threat trends, how users can prepare their email defences and the newest solutions available to prevent these attack.

Brandon Bekker, managing director at Mimecast MEA reiterates how crucial educating people on the importance of email security is. “Up to 91% of cyber-attacks start with an email. Companies are being attacked by malicious cyber criminals with more frequency and sophistication than ever before. The threat of spear-phishing, whaling and socially-engineered email attacks is real and could happen to any company and hence making people aware of the latest threats, and how they could prepare these attacks is important. We know that routine security training doesn’t work and technology is less effective without proper training. It’s only when organisations start to get users to think for a fraction of a second longer than normal before performing a task, running an attachment or clicking a link, that they can drive a behaviour change in them. With the Human Firewall event, we want to educate our customers on the threats, encourage a behaviour change towards security and invoke a human firewall to help protect their business and de-fang the threats that target them,” Bekker added.

Mimecast is showcasing its full-range of email and data security solutions and services, at its stand at GITEX.

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