We’ve been researching the rise in spam and phishing email received by our customers using Microsoft 365 services. As these scams become more sophisticated, we’re finding that more people are being tricked into handing over their details. This obviously has implications for safeguarding, GDPR and the security of the network.

New ways to trick users and obtain valuable data or finances are created all the time which means many traditional web security products are vulnerable until the scam has been detected and reported. This means there is always day zero where these tools don’t detect a problem which leaves you susceptible.

Microsoft has developed a great tool which works proactively to scan emails and any links or attachments for potential problems. They are tested by a safe server, which means they’re checked before they land in your inbox.