Email is an open door for malicious actors looking to exploit businesses
Email represents the top cybersecurity vulnerability for organizations, a new report by Wire shows. In an attempt to demonstrate why companies should take cyber threats more seriously, the study translates cyber risks into odds regarding everyday phenomena. For instance, it found that the chances of one employee getting their machine infected by means of a malicious email from a colleague are three times as high as those of someone getting the flue from their partner. And the odds of an employee correctly identifying a phishing email are as low as those of a gambler winning a round of roulette by betting on a single number.
Cyberattacks have been so common that the odds of an organization not getting hit are no higher than those of being dealt the Ace of Spades from a shuffled deck. The chances that a firm will be at the receiving end of a disruptive denial of service (DoS) attack are about 50/50.