61 percent of organizations experienced ransomware impacts in 2020

Published: Wednesday, 21 April 2021 08:28

The annual Mimecast ‘The State of Email Security’ report has been released and shows that enterprises faced unprecedented cyber security risk in 2020 from increasing attack volume, the pandemic-driven digital transformation of work, and generally deficient cyber preparedness and training. The report is based on a global survey of 1,225 information technology and cyber security leaders, and supported by Mimecast’s Threat Center data, which screens more than one billion emails per day.

Key highlights include:

Cyber preparedness is lacking

Despite facing an elevated threat volume, the report found that companies aren’t doing well in the area of threat prevention. In addition to the 79 State of Email Security of respondents who indicated a lack of cyber preparedness, other notable findings include:

Given these factors, it’s not surprising that 70 State of Email Security of survey respondents believe their business will be harmed by email attacks in the next year. In 2020, only 59 State of Email Security of respondents said they felt this way.

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