In Past 12 Months, 93 Percent of Business Leaders Report Security Breach from Outbound Emails
Hikvision on Spear Phishing: Tips to Prevent Security Concerns and Breach
The Security magazine article, “Outbound emails grow and are causing a rising security breach risk says report,” covers rising concerns related to email cyberattacks.
The “2020 Outbound Email Data Breach Report” by data loss prevention company, Egress, found that 93 percent of business leaders experienced a security breach in the past 12 months via outbound email.
From the article, “Rising outbound email volumes due to COVID-19-related remote working and the digitization of manual processes are also contributing to escalating risk. Ninety-four percent of respondents reported an increase in email traffic since the onset of COVID-19 and 70 percent believe that working remotely increases the risk of sensitive data being put at risk from outbound email data breaches.”
Additional findings from the survey included:
- 80% of breaches were caused by spear phishing. Learn more about this special type of phishing attack that targets a specific person or organization, in this Hikvision blog.
- 62% of respondents were relying on people to report or identify outbound email data breaches.
Learn how to prevent security concerns and breach from spear phishing in the Hikvision blog: “Cybersecurity in the Workplace: Hikvision Cybersecurity Director Discusses Spear Phishing Part 2.”