2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
The Mimecast Threat Center provides research and technical analysis of threats that emerge throughout the quarter; its aim is to provide in-depth information about the nature of attack campaigns, to observe and anticipate the evolving nature of these threats, and to provide a set of recommendations to help guide cybersecurity practices.
The Mimecast Threat Center considers every major campaign carried out by threat actors and identified by proprietary detection data over an entire quarter, inclusive of billions of emails processed. The Threat Center utilizes the wealth of detection data collected by Mimecast, open source (OSINT), and research techniques to provide context to customers, and to better inform and protect whenever possible. Working with a wide range of partner organizations including the security industry, academics and law enforcement, the Mimecast Threat Center aims to provide a high quality, industry-leading threat Intelligence solution going into 2020 and beyond.
In the November edition of the Mimecast Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report: Risk & Resilience Insights, researchers found impersonation attacks grew, and voice phishing is a mounting risk.
Individuals at the C-suite level and those in finance and HR are at an elevated risk of attack.
This sector is repeatedly targeted, likely due to the efforts of APT and state-sponsored threat actors to target global supply chains.
This format is consistently the most detected due to its reliance on human error for a successful attack.
Attacks reached peak threat volume on September 21, with more than 1.1 million combined threats detected on that day alone. Similarly, campaign volume was its highest during the week ending September 22, with more than 21 million threats blocked that week alone.
The Black Hat edition of the Quarterly Mimecast Threat Intelligence report, released in in August 2019, leveraged 160 billion emails processed by Mimecast. During that period, Mimecast rejected 67 billion. Find out why.Download the Previous Report