End User Education And Email Protection
Chris Schueler, CEO, Alpharetta, Ga.-based Simeio, No. 270 on the 2021 CRN Solution Provider 500
Unfortunately, there’s never a single service or product that can tackle the sophistication of current or future attacks. And that’s where it gets complex. However, getting down to the basics is fundamental to security. The reality is the weakest link in security is always the human element. And thus, end-user education can never be ignored and is always the first line of defense. Programs or services that include end-user training and awareness are highly effective as a preventive strategy and are something we always recommend to our clients for their employees as well. Email protection is an area that is highly effective in preventing attacks, along with web and email isolation products and strategies that I highly recommend. It is not just inbound monitoring that needs to be robust, but web filtering and outbound access restriction products that control outbound access and monitoring are key. Some of our SMEs recommend Proofpoint as an effective provider to counteract phishing.