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Email Security

Email Security

Email Security – an essential part of our daily business lives.

Email is an indispensable part of our daily business lives, however along with its widespread use comes the increased risk of email-based threats that can have devastating consequences for individuals and businesses alike.

The volume and sophistication of email threats, like phishing, ransomware, and business email compromise (BEC) attacks, continues to escalate with daily news headlines announcing yet another business that has been hacked. And it can happen to any business as those headlines demonstrate, from small corner stores to government agencies, and some of the largest and most sophisticated corporations and enterprises globally.

In fact, nine out of 10 cyber-attacks start with a simple email, designed to trick employees into disclosing sensitive credentials like usernames and passwords, that the cybercriminals can re-use to access your network and services, to steal funds, data, and other valuable assets. Safeguarding your business demands that you understand the nature of those threats, and that you take appropriate action to keep your business safe from harm.


Understanding Email Threats:

Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are deceptive attempts to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by posing as a trustworthy entity. These attacks often employ convincing emails that mimic legitimate sources, and brands that we all know and trust, enticing your staff members to download malicious attachments or to click on malicious phishing links that take them to dodgy websites that look just like the real thing.

Phishing attacks can take various forms, including:

  1. Spear Phishing: Targeted attacks on specific individuals or organisations, where cybercriminals use personalised information to gain trust.
  2. Whaling: A specialised form of spear phishing targeting high-profile individuals within an organisation, such as key executives.
  3. Clone Phishing: Attackers create a near-identical replica of a legitimate email to deceive recipients.


Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts a victim’s files, rendering them inaccessible until a ransom is paid to the attacker. These attacks can cripple businesses, causing financial losses, reputational damage, and operational disruptions.

Ransomware typically enters a system through email attachments or links, exploiting vulnerabilities in outdated software or employing social engineering tactics to deceive users.

Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Known as BEC, these attacks involve impersonating a trusted entity, often within an organisation, to trick employees into transferring funds, sensitive information, or performing other harmful actions. This type of attack targets the human element, exploiting trust and authority.

BEC attacks can manifest in various forms:

  1. CEO Fraud: Impersonating high-ranking executives to request urgent actions, such as fund transfers.
  2. Account Compromise: Gaining unauthorised access to an employee’s email account to initiate fraudulent activities.
  3. Vendor Email Compromise: Compromising a vendor’s email account to send invoices with altered payment details.

Safeguarding your business with advanced cloud-based email security from MailGuard.


About MailGuard


MailGuard is a leading cloud email security specialist, protecting businesses throughout the world. In fact, they were an early pioneer in cloud email security, and like us, they are an Australian company and have been leaders in their field since 2001.

MailGuard stops advanced email threats like phishing, ransomware and sophisticated BEC attacks, and are proven to be up to 48 hours faster than others, including Microsoft 365, at identifying and blocking threats.

With advanced threat intelligence, MailGuard’s threat detection engines analyse incoming emails in real-time, to identify and block suspicious content, including malicious links, attachments, and phishing attempts.

Its powerful anti-spam and anti-phishing filters efficiently identify and block unsolicited emails and phishing attempts. By preventing these emails from reaching your teams’ inboxes, MailGuard diminishes the chances of your employees falling prey to devastating scams.

For a selection of some of the scams that MailGuard is stopping, and to educate your team and partners about what to look for, you can read about recent threats on the MailGuard blog.


Why Should I choose The Original PC Doctor for Email Security?

The Original PC Doctor provides same day onsite or remote support for your business. We understand that staying online and keeping your team, data and business safe is extremely important, that’s why our PC Doctors can implement and monitor your email traffic to keep your team safe from bad actors.

Our PC Doctors are hand-selected and each one has been highly trained in all things IT, including:

  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • CEO Fraud & Whaling
  • Invoice & Bill Scams
  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC),
  • Plus, more.

Our services are backed by our “No Fix, No Fee” policy and our “14-Day Work Satisfaction Guaranteed™” – giving you piece of mind that your technology investment is well cared for!

Call us at our local Australian call centre today 1300 723 628 for a free quick quote over the phone.


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