New Email Security Report from IRONSCALES Identifies Email Phishing Attack Detection, Mitigation and Remediation as Biggest Challenge for Security Teams

When time is of the essence, as it is with stopping and minimizing phishing attacks, the integration of human intelligence with technology significantly and effectively expedites prevention, detection and response.

IRONSCALES, the world’s first automated phishing prevention, detection and response provider, today announced the release of its 2017 Email Security Report. Produced in partnership with Crowd Research Partners, the comprehensive online survey of over 500 cybersecurity professionals revealed that detection, mitigation and remediation of email phishing attacks are the top challenge facing security teams. To receive a free copy of the report, email info(at)ironscales(dot)com.

Key Findings from the 2017 Email Security Report include: 


  • Employees are most often victims of spoofing and impersonation (67 percent), followed by branded (35 percent) and seasonal attacks (31 percent).
  • Nearly half of organizations (46 percent) report that it takes a day or longer to remove phishing emails from endpoints once a phishing attack is reported to the security team.
  • 72 percent of security professionals believe automated inbox scanning and email forensics are the most valuable email security technology.
  • 93 percent of respondents agree that humans and technology need to work side by side in order to better detect and respond to sophisticated email phishing attacks.

Of all attack vectors, phishing remains the most commonly exploited. Malicious emails continue to easily bypass legacy SPAM filters, firewalls and gateways through increasingly sophisticated CEO fraud and brand spoofing campaigns. Further, due to human nature, unaware or preoccupied users, even those actively engaged in an awareness training program, are easily lured into downloading an attachment or clicking on a malicious email link to inadvertently provide attackers with access to sensitive corporate networks and data. As a result, phishing now accounts for 90-95 percent of all successful cyberattacks worldwide.

“When time is of the essence, as it is with stopping and minimizing phishing attacks, the integration of human intelligence with technology significantly and effectively expedites prevention, detection and response,” said Eyal…

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