Email security is the process of ensuring the availability, integrity, and authenticity of email communications by protecting against the risk of email threats.
Email enables billions of connected people and organizations to communicate with one another to send messages. Email is at the foundation of how the internet is used, and it has long been a target for attacks.
Email security aims to help prevent attacks and abuse of email communication systems.
Types of email abuse includes:
- phishing attempts
- spam phishing
- malware delivery
- business email compromise (BEC)
- denial of service (DoS) attacks