Mimecast and PhishMe collaborate to improve cyber resilience

Collaboration aimed at helping organisations improve employee awareness of common email-borne attacks

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Mimecast and PhishMe collaborate to improve cyber resilience Jennings says most organisations lack both sufficient technical security controls and end-user education.
By  Manda Banda Published  June 6, 2017

Mimecast Limited, a provider of email and data security solutions, has collaborated with PhishMe to integrate their expansive security educational content to help organisations improve employee awareness of common email-borne attacks.

The two vendors stated that the power of Mimecast and PhishMe provides customers with enhanced cyber resilience against the latest spear-phishing, ransomware, and impersonation attacks that are plaguing organisations today. Through this partnership, organisations can now harness powerful security controls with impactful education from the cloud.

"Most organisations lack both sufficient technical security controls and end-user education when it comes to identifying and stopping the latest email-borne threats," said Ed Jennings, chief operating officer at Mimecast.

Jennings added that the consequence is financial loss, data compromise, business interruption and reputational damage. "Email security training is patchy and inconsistent and customers have requested help to serve up regular and timely security awareness training to employees for email-borne security threats," he said. "This employee awareness training is part of a cyber resilience strategy for email that spans security, business continuity, archiving and end-user empowerment."

Allan Carey, VP of Business Development, PhishMe, said: "Conditioning employees to recognise phishing email is critical to reaching the end goal of identifying and reporting attacks to security teams to minimise business impact." Carey said recent events have highlighted the need to keep employees continuously engaged and vigilant against suspicious emails as attacker techniques change rapidly. "The collaboration between Mimecast and PhishMe provides another opportunity for organisations to augment their employee resiliency strategy on email-borne threats," he said.

Organisations struggle with being consistent with the security training offered to employees, if it is done at all. Recent research conducted with Vanson Bourne highlights the gap organisations need to fill relative to proper security training and email. This collaboration follows the formation of the Cyber Resilience Coalition by the companies in 2016.

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