1Phishing Attack Volume Growing at Most Organizations, Mimecast Reports
Email remains one of the primary ways that hackers attack organizations. That was one of Mimecast’s findings in its second annual State of Email Security report. The 21-page report, released on July 24, surveyed 800 IT decision-makers to provide insight into the current landscape of email attacks. Among the high-level findings in the report is that most organizations are seeing a rise in phishing attacks. But attacks aren’t the only risk for email—so too is simple user error, with 31 percent of C-level executives accidentally sending sensitive emails to the wrong address. The report also identified a lack of training as being a risk, with only 11 percent of organizations continuously training employees on how to spot attacks. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights from Mimecast’s State of Email Security report.
2Phishing Is a Pervasive Problem
3C-Suite Guilty of Sending Emails to Wrong Addresses
4Employees Lack Adequate Training
5Management Blamed as the Weak Link
6Employee Emails Spreading Attacks
7Email Impersonation Attacks Lead to Financial Losses
8Ransomware Causes Downtime
Among the various forms of malware that are delivered via email is ransomware. Mimecast found that 78 percent of organizations that experienced a ransomware attack over the past year reported that downtime lasted for more than one day.