Intelligent CISO Issue 43 - Page 38

The research shows that 63 % are using their personal devices to access the corporate network and almost half ( 49 %) are opening attachments from unknown sources .
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The research shows that 63 % are using their personal devices to access the corporate network and almost half ( 49 %) are opening attachments from unknown sources .

email platform protects them against all forms of email-based attacks , Mimecast research shows that this isn ’ t the case .
More than half of all IT directors report that their current email platform doesn ’ t provide essential security functionality : only 45 % have spam filters built in , while a mere 42 % have malware protection or email backup . More worryingly , 60 % don ’ t provide antivirus protection .
Sophisticated security features are even more scarce : 56 % of respondents admit their email platform does not provide ransomware or anti-phishing protection , 64 % say it lacks protection against Business Email Compromise ( BEC ) and
65 % confess it doesn ’ t provide zero-day threat protection .
As a result of this , only 53 % are confident that if a cyberattack breached their email perimeter , the attack would be identified and countered before it could do further damage to their network .
Clearly , many organisations are relying on an email platform that doesn ’ t provide adequate protection . To make matters worse , the widespread use of email platforms makes them an easy target for hackers .
In April alone , our data found that 61 % of the links in phishing emails
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