14 Million Email Addresses Inspected In Security Risk Assessment- Report

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The Email filters have failed million of Cyber attacks including malware attachments and malicious link in the research found by Mimecast.

Mimecast is an cyber resilience for email which offers cloud services for email security, archiving and continuity. Protect, manage and archive without compromise.

In the recent report of security risk assessment, Mimecast found 203,000 with malicious links around one Malicious email missed for every 50 inspected.

There are Total 142,635,139 emails inspected by Mimecast by using Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) Tool and accessing the email security in Aggregate data from 37 organizations covering 20 industries.

An aggregate report of ESRA tests compiled over 1,207 days showing the number and type of email-borne threats missed by incumbent email security systems.

Security Research reveals this data:

  • There are 13,176 caught Dangerous File Types
  • There are 15,656 caught Malware attachments
  • 41,605 caught impersonation attack
  • 202,912 Malicious URL’s were detected in 10,072,682 Emails
Mimicast Research in portion of Aggregate
Research by Mimicast

According to report by The Register
The rise in impersonation attacks was a standout theme, said Mimecast cybersecurity strategist Matthew Gardiner. “These are difficult attacks to identify without specialised security capabilities, and this testing shows that commonly used systems aren’t doing a good job catching them.”

The failure of email gateways to spot attacks meant that “targeted malware, heavily socially engineered impersonation attacks, and phishing threats are still reaching employee inboxes”.

Source: Mimecast
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