Security TV: Ignore the email threat at your peril

Simply throwing an anti-virus scanner in front of an email server is a recipe for being owned.
Written by Chris Duckett, Contributor and  Stilgherrian , Contributor

It's one of the most used channels for external information to find its way onto your network and client machines, but handling email in a secure fashion is often overlooked.

The techniques that are employed in other security situations can also apply to email as well: Using whitelists, disabling Microsoft Office macros, and sandboxing potentially malicious content.

In this episode of Security TV, ZDNet contributor Stilgherrian and APAC editor Chris Duckett discuss the techniques outlined by the Australian Signals Directorate to help sysadmins get a handle on email security.

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