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13 Email Threat Types to Know About Right Now

How inbox defense protects against increasingly sophisticated attacks

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Download our ebook, 13 Email Threat Types to Know About Right Now. It’s loaded with insights, statistics and graphics to help you understand each email threat type and fortify your organization against them.


A cyberattack can affect your business in many ways, depending on its nature, scope, and severity. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), cybercrime cost $3.5 billion in losses in 2019 alone, with business email compromise (BEC) causing the most damages. That doesn’t include unreported losses, which are significant. IC3 received 467,361 complaints last year—more than 1,300 per day—with phishing responsible for 93 percent of email breaches. There can be a variety of indirect and intangible costs from attacks, too, such as legal fees, regulatory fines, operational disruptions, a damaged brand reputation, and other severe consequences.

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Fighting increasingly complex email attacks:

  • Spam
  • Malware
  • Data Exfiltration
  • URL Phishing
  • Scamming
  • Spear Phishing
  • Domain Impersonation
  • Brand Impersonation
  • Blackmail
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Conversation Hijacking
  • Lateral Phishing
  • Account Takeover

Strengthening your email security posture with API-based inbox defense

The 13 Email Threats To Be Aware Of

What you need to know to protect your customers from these attacks

This eBook takes an in-depth look at the top email threat types, including their risks and impact on businesses, and how AI and API-based inbox defense can address the gaps in the email gateway and help provide total email protection against attacks.

  • Defend against sophisticated email threats that are able to bypass defenses and wreak havoc using backdoor techniques, including spoofing, social engineering, and fraud.
  • Protect end-users at the inbox level using the right combination of technology solutions and security-awareness training.
  • Use a multilayered protection strategy to radically reduce susceptibility to email attacks and help better defend your business, data, and people.

Learn the details of the top 13 email threat types and how to strengthen your customers' email security posture against them.

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