Have you noticed that in addition to sharing
cybersecurity tips I also spend a like of time talking about spam and
Are you wondering why a cybersecurity expert is
spending so much time talking about emails and spam?
Email offers TWO enormous opportunities.One
for cyber criminals to wreak havoc and another for businesses to
reach their clients.
You see, there are over 4 billion emails users
across the globe, and 95%
of them are checking their email EVERY DAY. This
makes email a very effective tool to reach people. If you can
get your message into the inbox, there is a prime chance that they
will see you and they’ll read your message.
And with 3
million emails sent EVERY SECOND, it's no wonder that
81% of emails are
being opened on mobile devices. It's probably because
FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real, and we don't want to miss a
It's easy to see
that people are living in their email and why is presents such an
excellent opportunity for good and evil.
Cybercriminals want to get in your inbox to either
scam you out of money or steal your information, your files, and give
you the gift of ransomware.
Businesses want to get in your inbox to build know,
like, and trust and to build a relationship with you.
Because everyone wants in your inbox, there are lots
of barriers to cross before that message can be delivered. That means
sometimes the bad buy gets in, and sometimes the good guy gets
So WHY do I keep talking about email and spam?
important to tell the different between a scam and a legit email
is the #1 way a data breach gets started
billion spam emails are sent daily (almost half of all email is
#1 reason I talk about it...
I started Silicon Prairie Cyber Services so I could
serve small businesses. I've learned that one a major hurdle faced by
small businesses is getting eyeballs on their emails because they
keep getting stuck in spam. I want to help YOU get the most out of
your email list, and that means getting YOU into the INBOX.
How do I do it? Through technical configurations
between your email provider and your email marketing service. I
configure an approved list to say which services are allowed to
send messages for you. Once
you have an approved list published, your open rate will go up 10% to
Don't worry, if you work for a larger business, for a
larger enterprise, or even for the government this same strategy will
work for you too. Plus, we can stop people from impersonating your
business and reduce the number of phishing emails coming into your
The theme for Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Explore. Experience. Share. (Cybersecurity Careers) Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors today, with new threats and challenges emerging daily. There is a huge push in the business and education sectors to attract individuals to a cybersecurity career. Are you or someone you know interested in joining this exciting workforce? Here are a few reasons to pursuing a career in cyber. Hot Job Market To say that the cybersecurity jobs market is hot is a vast understatement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for information security analysts will grow by 32 percent by 2028 -- making it one of the fastest growing job sectors -- there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. This means that cybersecurity professionals are among the most in-demand around the world and will be for years to come. Infinite Room for Personal and Professional Growth Beyond the ability to get a cybersecurity j
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