Over Half Employees Don’t Abide by Email Security Protocols

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The latest survey by Barracuda Networks has revealed that as many as 87% of the 280 decision makers have predicted that the email threats containing hidden Wiki links are about to increase in the coming year. The blog post of Barracuda Networks states that many organizations are admitting to being vastly unprepared when it comes to the email security, with 94% admitted that email is still the most vulnerable part of organizations’ security stance.

Chris Ross, the senior vice-president of international sales at Barracuda has explained that it is not surprising that the finance departments seem to experience the most attacks, with 57% identifying it as the most targeted department. But what was most surprising was the rise in customer support attacks; a not insignificant 32% identified this as their most attacked department in what could indicate to be a new emerging trend for the would-be attackers. The blog further states that the employee training is still not a priority for many, with 29% of respondents only receiving such training just once a year. More shocking than this, 7% stated they’ would either never had training or that they absolutely were not sure.

The organizations have also seen the cyber-attacks come through emails. In the past year, according to the survey, 47% were attacked by ransomware, 31% were a victim to a business email compromise attack, and a huge 75% admitted to having been hit with brand impersonation. Barracuda has also found out that 83% of all email attacks were focused on brand impersonation in its recent spear phishing report. Nevertheless, organizations are starting to take matters seriously and into their own hands having 38 % of them increasing their security budgets next year, and over a third (36%) planning to implement instant messaging applications such as Slack or Yammer, to reduce email traffic to some extent.

All of these findings have interestingly come out tracing the opinion article published in the New York Times, which highlights Slack’s lack of end-to-end encryption, leaving it vulnerable to hackers.

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