Mimecast reduces human risk with acquisition of Elevate Security
Mimecast is acquiring Elevate Security. The acquisition should have a beneficial effect on human-centred cybersecurity solutions.
A small error out of inattention or a click out of curiosity still remains a major avenue through which hackers attempt to infiltrate a company's digital environment... Read more
Investor buys Mimecast for 5.1 billion euros
Permira acquired listed security specialist Mimecast for approximately 5.1 billion euros ($5.8 billion). The acquisition should enable the security specialist to grow further.
Permira is a private investment company. The acquistion results in Mimecast's removal from the NASDAQ stock exchange. In... Read more
Mimecast: 4 in 5 organizations have been attacked by ransomware
An Mimecast survey found that organizations are confident in their ransomware preparedness despite consistently being the target of attacks.
Mimecast Research this week announced the publication of its new report, “State of Ransomware Readiness: Facing the Reality Gap.”
Over the past yea... Read more
Mimecast adds new AI tools to fight phishing attacks
Mimecast, the email security provider, launched an AI-powered add-on for Mimecast Secure Email Gateway (SEG), named Mimecast CyberGraph. The company said the tool detects sophisticated and sneaky phishing impersonation threats.
Mimecast CyberGraph deploys machine-learning technology to detect an... Read more
Mimecast for Microsoft 365 hacked
Mimecast, a company dedicated to the management and security of Microsoft 365 products, has announced that one of its security certificates has been the target of a cyber attack.
The company said in a blog post that about 10 percent of its customers were using the compromised certificate. Less t... Read more
Security company Mimecast acquires Segasec
Cybersecurity company Segasec, based in Tel Aviv, has a new owner since Wednesday. Mimecast, the company specialising in e-mail security, is taking over the Israeli operation for some forty million dollars.
With the purchase of Segasec, Mimecast adds the second Israeli cyrus security start-up to... Read more
Serious leak in Microsoft Excel puts 120 million users at risk
Mimecast security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Power Query, a feature in Microsoft Excel that exposes 120 million users to a possible attack. A patch is not yet available.
Power Query is a business intelligence tool that allows users to integrate their Excel spreadsheets with other... Read more
“Number of impersonation attacks increased by 70 percent.
The number of impersonation attacks worldwide has increased by almost 70% in just one year. Mimecast states this in its annual State of Email Security report (pdf), which is based on research among 1,025 IT decision-makers.
According to the report, impersonation attacks are 67 percent more common t... Read more
Mimecast Threat Center must provide companies with up-to-date threat information
Mimecast wants to further secure companies through its new Threat Center. Experts from the security company keep a constant eye on the threat assessment and provide organisations with relevant and practical information. As a result, companies need to tighten their security against current threats, a... Read more