What’s new in email protection?

Mark Ballegeer, systems engineer at Barracuda MSP

Email has been a vector of attacks for almost as long as attacks have been a thing, and yet, email remains at least an aspect of virtually every security breach today.

How are email-based attacks evolving, and what can MSPs do about it? We tackle those topics with Mark Ballegeer, systems engineer at Barracuda MSP on this edition of the podcast.

We discuss:

  • general trends in email protection;
  • the need to layer defences to successfully repel email attacks;
  • why email is still such a successful vector of attacks 25 or more years since “the good old days” of ILOVEYOU and other email-first malware;
  • the scale and impact of email breaches, both in terms of direct losses and indirect costs;
  • how email attacks are evolving as a result of the pandemic;
  • how partners can keep up with — and even dare to keep ahead — of would-be attackers;
  • the continuing rise of security in managed services offerings across the channal;
  • best approaches to selling security sales; and
  • why MSPs should focus on turning their customers’ security liabilities into assets through education and training.

All this and much more in this edition of the ChannelBuzz.ca Podcast.


Robert Dutt

Robert Dutt is the founder and head blogger at ChannelBuzz.ca. He has been covering the Canadian solution provider channel community for a variety of publications and Web sites since 1997.