The Evolution of Email SecurityBarracuda's Nishant Taneja and Olesia Klevchuk on the Rise of Cloud-Based Defenses
Ransomware, phishing, extortion scams - they all are popular now with COVID-19 themes. But socially-engineered attacks were already on the rise before the pandemic, say Olesia Klevchuk and Nishant Taneja of Barracuda. They share insight on the evolution of cloud-based email defenses.
Klevchuk, a Senior Product Marketing Manager for email security at Barracuda, says the spike in attacks is measurable.
"The landscape has been changing since even before the pandemic," she says. "Spam and malware were still a very big problem. But in terms of volume, it's the social engineering attacks that have the biggest impact on organizations, and they are the ones that are growing the fastest."
"And traditional defenses alone can really expose organizations to much greater risk,: says Taneja, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Email Protection.
In an interview about email defenses, Taneja and Klevchuk discuss:
- Heightened email threat activity;
- The growth of cloud-based security tools;
- What's needed beyond technology to improve email defenses.
Taneja is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Email Protection Portfolio at Barracuda Networks.
Klevchuk is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for email security at Barracuda Networks. In her role, she focuses on defining how organizations can protect themselves against advanced email threats, spear phishing and account takeover.