The Risks Associated with Free Email Services Discussion

Question Description

I’m working on a programming multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

What is the main attraction of free email (other than cost)? What are the risks associated with free email services? Think back to basic cybersecurity principles.
Second Part (in the same document):

Describe a recent, successful phishing attack. Was the email a free service? What was the organization and industry sector (healthcare, gov, etc.)? How many records were breached?

Read Security Tip – Understanding Your Computer: Email Clients

Understanding Your Computer_ Email Clients _ CISA

, September 2019

Read Security Tip – Securing Wireless Networks Securing Wireless Networks _ CISA

Securing Wireless Networks Securing Wireless Networks _ CISA

, November 2019

Read CISA document on Phishing

Report Phishing Sites, CISA,

Read CISA document – Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams

Recognizing and avoiding email scams


Review CISA’s Home Network Security website (a plethora of information).

Home Network Security_CISA, 


Phishing Attack

free email

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