[SEG Headache] More Than Half of Cybersecurity Leaders Say That Too Many Phishing Attacks Get Through



Image courtesy EgressEgress, a cybersecurity company that provides intelligent email security, recently released their Email Security Risk Report 2023.

It's solid research that shows 99% of cybersecurity leaders are stressed about their email security with good reason. The numbers are scary.

We mentioned their report a few weeks ago, but there are many important findings there.

Frustration with Traditional SEG technologies

The survey found dissatisfaction with many of the traditional SEG technologies in place to stop email security threats, with 98% of cybersecurity leaders frustrated with their SEG:

  • 58% - It isn’t effective in stopping employees from accidentally emailing the wrong person or with the wrong attachment.
  • 53% - Too many phishing emails end up in employees’ inboxes.
  • 50% - It takes a lot of administrative time to manage.

DarkReading has a good summary of the report, and a link to their website for the whole report which is recommended. 


Do you know what's getting through your mail filters?

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Topics: Email Security



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