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Email is the weakest link

94% of participants in a Barracuda Network survey said that email is still the most vulnerable part of organisations’ security postures.

The study which polled 280 decision-makers also found that 75% of respondents had been hit with brand impersonation emails, the largest threat organisations face as identified in the survey, with ransomware coming in second at 47%. Targeted departments are changing with the threatscape, 32% of survey respondents identify customer support departments as their most targeted sector.

Other key findings include the fact that some organisations lack training, 7% of respondents stated that they have never received training on email security or weren’t sure if they had or not, while just over half (56%) stated that some employees do not adhere to security protocols.