Phishing emails still a top threat to organisations

94% of organisations have experienced a phishing attack in the last 12 months.

Mimecast has released its State of the Email Security Report 2019 with findings on the increased number of cyber-attacks carried out through phishing emails.

The top five industries impacted by impersonation attacks were financial, manufacturing, professional services, science/technology and transportation.

Phishing emails are still the most successful method of gaining access to a network – 94% of respondents admitted to having experienced phishing and spear-phishing attacks in the last 12 months and 55% reported seeing an increase in that same period.

Human error still plays a role in phishing attacks, Mimecast found that out of 5,000 employees at least 824 opened and clicked links in a malicious email that was sent to them. These results demonstrate that there is the need for organisations to provide training that is engaging, frequent and brief, to help employees detect and avoid email-borne attacks.

Email security is an essential factor in every organisation’s cyber security strategy. Having an expert service provider that can help you implement the right tools is a critical step to protect your organisation.

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Click on the link below to download the report.

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