Can Gmail for Android users add recipients directly from the email body? How did the COVID-19 pandemic change the landscape of email security and what can businesses do to enforce better email security measures?

“A bad email reputation is like a hangover: hard to get rid of and it makes everything else hurt” – Christ Marriott

In this article, we’ll cover the following email industry news:

  1. New Gmail for Android feature
  2. [Report] The State of Email Security 2020

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Gmail for Android Introduces a Nifty New Feature

After finally rolling out its integrated workspace to all G Suite users on both Android and the web, Google is adding a useful new feature to Gmail for Android which will allow users to quickly add recipients directly from the email body.

Email Industry News: The State Of Email Security 2020 & An Update From Gmail On Android | - free email marketing software

Often when crafting a message, email senders focus on the body first and then add recipients (using the + or @ shortcut) or a subject line. When using this nifty shortcut, which has been long featured in Gmail on the web, Gmail for Android users will see a drop-down menu where the recipients’ names, addresses and avatars will be visible for them to choose. 

It’s an excellent feature to have as it takes care of long names and also makes adding contacts less disruptive. Especially, if a sender is in the middle of crafting a message. Ah, if you delete the + or @ shortcut, it will remove the person as a recipient of your email, as well as, erase them from the email body (if you ‘tagged’ one or more contacts in your message). 

The State Of Email Security 2020 [Report]

With an ROI of 42:1, the most profitable communication channel vital to any business is email. However, this communication thread continues to be the most popular target for cybercriminals. As such, businesses must enforce better email security measures and keep improving their cyber resilience strategy. But, how?

The 2020 State of Email Security (SOES) Report will provide organisations with helpful insights on how email attacks impact businesses at every level. The report will also share insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the email security landscape in 2020. Let’s take a look some key stats – 

a) 58% of businesses have witnessed a spike in phishing attacks;
b) 85% of organisations believe their business’s volume of web and email spoofing will either remain the same or increase in the coming year;
c) 51% of businesses have been impacted by ransomware in the past 12 months;
d) 60% of companies believe it’s inevitable or highly likely they’ll suffer from an email-borne attack in the coming year;
e) 77% of participants in the report state they have or are actively implementing a cyber resilience strategy;
f) there was a 30% increase in impersonation fraud in the first 100 days of COVID-19; and
g) 40% of businesses do not have a monitoring and protection system in place to fend off email-borne attacks.

For a more in-depth look at how phishing, business email compromise (BEC), ransomware and internal email threats impact businesses, as well as, cyber threat actors’ latest strategies, click here for the full report.

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