Over Half of Employees Don’t Adhere to Email Security Protocols
A new survey by Barracuda Networks shows that the vast majority (87%) of decision makers believe email threats will rise in the coming year. However, companies are ill-prepared to defend against these threats. In fact, 94% of respondents acknowledged that email remains the weakest link in their cyber defenses.
In the majority (57%) of organizations, most attacks target the finance department. However, attacks on customer support are on the rise, with nearly one-third (32%) of firms identifying this as the most targeted department. According to Chris Ross of Barracuda, this “could indicate a new emerging trend for would-be attackers.”
The survey also underlines the risk of negligent employees, with 56% of respondents stating that some of their staff members don’t follow security policies.