Email Security Blog

Back to School Lessons We Can All Benefit from Following

Parenting brings many joys, but the unanimous favorite this time of year is sending the kids back to school. It’s a feeling of euphoria that even the added morning traffic can’t spoil.

Back-to-school symbolizes a new start. It means new relationships, new projects, and new accomplishments. And, interestingly enough, that ‘fresh new start” feeling isn’t just for children. New projects are kicked-off this time of year in every sector – including the government’s newest cybersecurity initiative focused on fortifying cybersecurity resilience in the K-12 education community.

Why the White House’s Back-to-School Initiative Is a Good Lesson for All

Working in conjunction with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Department of Education announced new cybersecurity resilience efforts aimed at better protecting the K-12 education community from cybersecurity threats, while supporting the districts’ ability to “prepare for, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity attacks”.1 

The five key considerations outlined in this initiative are simple, straightforward, and smart. And while they might have been designed for education, these considerations serve as a great lesson for any business. How? By reminding them of the risks cybersecurity poses and how a Managed Service Provider (MSP) with a cybersecurity platform powered by INKY can safeguard their business in multiple ways.

Key considerations include:1

  • Enhancing Continuous Risk Management: Addressing the ever-evolving threat landscape by adopting a proactive approach to managing cybersecurity risks. 
    INKY sees things other email security systems can’t. INKY’s intelligent machine learning algorithms identify abnormalities in emails other email security platforms can’t - even if the threat has never been seen before.
  • Utilizing Analogies for Understanding: Leveraging lessons from physical world scenarios to comprehensively grasp and tackle cybersecurity challenges. 
    The more that INKY sees, the more the system learns; and the more the system learns, the more that INKY sees. INKY learns from the phish it catches and, through stylometry, INKY even learns from the email styles and habits of its users. In short, INKY adapts to the evolving threat landscape in real-time and keeps you protected 24/7/365.
  • Prioritizing and Implementing Mitigation Strategies: Identifying the most critical risks and applying effective mitigations such as multi-factor authentication, robust password policies, phishing prevention, and regular software updates. 
    When it comes to phishing prevention, INKY is the only solution you need. A cloud-based email security program that blocks threats, prevents data breaches, and coaches users to make smart decisions, INKY is cost effective, easy to deploy, and simple to administer. Plus, INKY can detect the behaviors of the most sophisticated phishers with technology that’s always getting smarter.
  • Building Resilience for Cyber Incidents: Developing and practicing cyber incident response plans to minimize the impact of potential cybersecurity breaches.
    INKY’s email security awareness training adds an additional layer of cybersecurity preparation. It helps ensure employees are engaged in the company’s emails security mission, updated on the latest threats, and learning in a way that is memorable.
  • Vendor Engagement for Enhanced Security: Encouraging vendors to invest in secure design principles, obtain cyber risk assurance certifications, and establish security vulnerability disclosure practices. 
    As an MSP offering INKY for email security, you’ll be able to keep your customers engaged and informed. INKY gives you access to regular progress reports, customizable banners, analytics and more – all available through INKY’s Threat Visualization and Reporting Dashboard Tool.

Be Prepared to Fight Phishing

The fight against phishing and similar threats is one that affects every industry and line of business. MSPs must be able to offer their customers viable solutions and INKY has just what it takes to stay safe. INKY offers:

Back-to-school, and all year long, INKY is at the head of the class when it comes to email security. INKY has the technology to keep your customers safe from phishing scams, including malware, ransomware, business email compromise, brand impersonations, and more. INKY is easy to deploy, simple to administer, and a profitable way to boost your own revenue.

If you’re not already with INKY, request an online demonstration today.



INKY is an award-winning, behavioral email security platform that blocks phishing threats, prevents data leaks, and coaches users to make smart decisions. Like a cybersecurity coach, INKY signals suspicious behaviors with interactive email banners that guide users to take safe action on any device or email client. IT teams don’t face the burden of filtering every email themselves or maintaining multiple systems. Through powerful technology and intuitive user engagement, INKY keeps phishers out for good. Learn why so many companies trust the security of their email to INKY. Request an online demonstration today.