5 Email Threat Predictions for 2021

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In 2020, fearware flooded our inboxes, ransomware stalked our schools, and email account compromises stumped our supply chain. What new tactics and techniques can we expect email attackers to deliver in 2021? Dan Fein, director of email security products at Darktrace, gives his five predictions for security teams.

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Time and again, says Fein, security leaders tell him their priority is to protect C-level executives. "If the company is really secure, it's hard [for an attacker] to get to that C-suite," says Fein. The alternative for attackers? "Just go after whoever that company trusts."

Fein says that when attackers can take over...

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