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SECURITY NEWS
Mimecast celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month with educational initiatives

Mimecast Limited , an email security and cyber resilience company , has been recognised as a Cybersecurity Awareness Month “ Champion ” by the National Cyber Security Alliance . To celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Mimecast will be championing global initiatives designed to educate and promote cyber resilience .

Now in its eighteenth year , Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online .
“ Enterprise organisations are under attack each day , cybersecurity threats are proliferating and the rise of ransomware is putting security and IT teams under more pressure than they ’ ve ever faced before ,” said Josh Douglas , Senior Vice President , Mimecast . “ Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great annual reminder that we all have a part to play in keeping our cyber activities safe and secure . Awareness and education are key , and we are happy to offer resources that advance cyber resilience .”
According to The State of Email Security Report 2021 , 70 % of the companies expect their business to be harmed by an email attack and 79 % of
Josh Douglas , Senior Vice President , Mimecast
Enterprise organisations are under attack each day , cybersecurity threats are proliferating and the rise of ransomware is putting security and IT teams under more pressure than they ’ ve ever faced before .
companies were hurt by their lack of cyber preparedness . In an effort to bridge the gap and celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Mimecast ’ s month-long initiatives include :
• Free Awareness Training Resources : Four episodes of Mimecast ’ s award-winning Security Awareness Training ( AT ) will be offered to any organisation interested in educating their staff . Employees at organisations not using Mimecast AT have been proven five times more likely to click on malicious links . To further support cybersecurity awareness and education , Mimecast will offer a free AT kit that features content and resources intended to increase cyber awareness . Download the kit here .
• The Human Element of Cybersecurity ’ webinar : Jenny Radcliffe , “ The People Hacker ” and professional social engineer , will host a webinar with Mimecast ’ s Thom Bailey and Mandy McKenzie on the topic of how today ’ s hackers use the “ human element ” to gain access to sensitive data and take down organisations . Register for the event here .
“ Social engineering attacks are more common than ever and threat actors are excelling at manipulating humans for their own financial gain ,” said Radcliffe . “ I ’ m looking forward to discussing this topic during Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mimecast . We will talk through ways to mitigate risk and share easy steps organisations can take to shore-up their cybersecurity postures .”
Social engineering attacks are more common than ever and threat actors are excelling at manipulating humans for their own financial gain .
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