Posted on: April 14, 2022 | 2 minutes read
As our working dynamic has seen a dramatic shift to a more remote environment, it goes without saying that there has been a profound impact on our IT and security frameworks. Security experts are rapidly identifying and combating arising cyber threats as todays working environment constantly adapts to these changes.
Over the past year there have been drastic rises in cyberattacks, particularly phishing attacks which accounted for 36% of data breaches, with an estimated 96% occurring via email.
Enablis’ email security partner, Mimecast, recently revealed in their latest 2022 email security report that 2021 was the ‘worst year on record for cybersecurity’, with the average ransomware payment soaring to ‘$570,000 during the first half of 2021’, an increase from ‘$312,000 in 2020’.
Mimecast have once again commissioned a global survey consisting of 1,400 State of Email Security (SOES) respondents, consisting of CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, IT Directors and IT Security Directors, IT and SOC managers, and security architects and analysts, to provide useful insights into the current state of email security.
Mimecast's key findings from the report are:
Mimecast's 2022 email security report discusses the dire consequences of an email-borne attack and the notable differences in which these threats attack different countries as well as industries, along with ways to identify, prevent and recover from these attacks.
The report also highlights the additional protections Microsoft 365 is in need of, as agreed by 90% of SOES respondents who believe additional safeguards should be explored by the popular platform.
It was revealed that approximately 79% of SOES respondents encountered ‘an MS 365 email outage in the past year’, and 30% characterised those outages as severe.
Here's Top 10 ten report takeaways:
To read the full Mimecast 2022 State of Email Security report click here. If you would like to find out about Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) visit the resource centre here.
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