Research from Computing conducted in the last few months shows that 72 percent of enterprises are already on Office 365, with most of the remainder planning to adopt, or currently actively evaluating. Use of Lync, SharePoint, and OneDrive are not far behind email: Microsoft have become the dominant force in cloud based productivity.
However, whilst enterprises clearly love having their favourite collaboration tools freed from the desktop by the Cloud, more than half aren’t confident security is adequate, and 70 per cent are on versions, which - according to Gartner - have known security issues, and come with a health warning suggesting enterprises use third party tech to plug the holes.
In 2017 there was an epidemic of well-reported attacks as first WannaCry, and then Petya made the headlines, taking down systems not just in the under-protected NHS but across the globe – all with one, single, common denominator: email. A short Google search shows that email is the attack point in the vast majority of breaches – somewhere between 60 and 90 per cent - our research shows spending on what is clearly the most critical vulnerability is long behind its impact.
So what can organisations do to protect against the most prevalent attacks? Why does email security not get the funding it arguably so clearly merits? What can enterprises do to ensure their collaboration is secure – so they can carry on using the tools they want – but without the clear risks of breach?
Join us as our expert panel discusses our exclusive research findings, how enterprises are tackling the shortfall, and learn best practise for secure email and collaboration.
For more information please visit the relevant websites:
Threat Protection and Compliance for Office 365 from Proofpoint
Essential Security Rules For Microsoft Office 365 from Nick's own website
Cybersecurity Strategy EMEA, ProofpointView presenter info
Technology Analyst Incisive Media Business TechnologyView presenter info
Head of IT, Ratcliffe Groves PartnershipView presenter info