The book includes insights from the following experts:
- Scott Morgan, Information Security Officer, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Chuck Brooks, President, Brooks Consulting International
- Vito Sardanopoli, Managing Principal and Founder, Vantage CyberRisk Partners, LLC
- Jeff Farinich, SVP Technology Services and CISO, New American Funding
Joe Minieri, Chief Information Security Officer, Orvis
Mark Eggleston, Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Health Partners Plans
Eyal Benishti, CEO, IRONSCALES
How to Stay Ahead of the Growing E-mail Security Threat was generously sponsored by IRONSCALES.
Email is so necessary to our daily business lives that using it has become as routine as breathing. And just as breathing exposes you to all sorts of airborne disease, clicking a link in an email message can expose you or your organization to infection. It happens a lot, and the incidence of “cyber- infection” by email is increasing.
According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics, reports of successful phishing attacks more than doubled between 2019 and 2020. The latest research from the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report finds that “Eighty-five percent of breaches [in this year’s report] involved the human element. Phishing was present in 36% of breaches in our dataset, up from 25% last year. Business Email Compromises (BECs) were the second-most common form of Social Engineering. This reflects the rise of Misrepresentation, which was 15 times higher than last year. These trends continue even though companies spend more time and money on email security than ever before.
This eBook takes a closer look at why email continues to be the number one attack vector favored by cybercriminals. It also looks at why more layers of email security fail to prevent these sophisticated attacks, and it discusses a new approach to email security that is meeting with success.
If you have a stake in the security of your organization’s email system, you’ll find value in this brief but insightful discussion of the topic.