SC Media’s article Email threat confidence sky-high, but is it misplaced?, highlights the EMEA industries problem with email threats and in particular phishing attacks. EMEA IT teams receive more suspicious emails threats than the global average; therefore, they are more likely to fall under attack. Research has found that over half of IT security professionals in EMEA think they are more protected from cyber security threats than they were in 2018.
It appears that teams think they have better protection due to advanced email security solutions. However, their confidence in email security is perhaps misplaced, as many organisations fail to have any sort of training with regards to phishing attacks. The article concludes that there needs to be a focus on assuming phishing attacks will be successful; thus organisations need to put in controls to mitigate the impact of attacks.
SureCloud’s Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Elliott Thompson, responds to the article, discussing the issue and where the industry needs to improve.