Beyond the Perimeter: The Need for Pervasive Email Security
As the number one threat vector for most organizations, email continues to be widely used by cyber criminals to penetrate organizations in support of a wide variety of cyberattacks. Unlike other attack vectors, email enables cybercriminals to directly leverage humans in an effort to bypass security controls and facilitate attacks. Recent business email compromise and other sophisticated phishing-related attacks all too often elude traditional email security controls, contributing billions of dollars to the pockets of criminals.
The State of E-mail Security 2020
Some 60% of organizations believe it’s inevitable or likely they will suffer from an email-borne attack in the coming year. Due to the depth of this data and its cross-section across sector and nation, it appears that Saudi Arabia – and its primary source of income1, the oil and gas industry – are on especially high alert.
With bad actors regularly using stolen credentials, they end up inside email environments—particularly as those email systems themselves have moved to the cloud—listening in on proprietary communications and impersonating trusted individuals using internal email addresses.
As data gets harder to manage, email compliance challenges evolve and organizations demand more value from their data, the importance of modernizing your archive strategy is paramount. You can trust the market analysis Gartner provides and the proven leadership of Mimecast.