Spear phishing is the biggest threat to enterprise security today. According to Verizon, the vast majority of data breaches begin with a targeted phishing campaign against an organization.
Traditionally, we have relied on people as the first line of defense against email fraud. But, as the numbers below show, that strategy just isn’t working. We must instead prioritize investment in technology solutions that block bad email before it reaches the inbox.
To garner support and to build a business case for this investment, you must communicate the size and scope of the spear phishing problem effectively across your organization. And nothing is more compelling than data.
Here are 13 spear phishing statistics you can use to make your case for email fraud protection:
Want to learn more about how to combat spear phishing attacks with the right technology at your company? Register for our webinar tomorrow, May 12, at 11am ET, “Spear Phishing: Fighting the Next Generation of Email Attacks.”
Estelle Derouet is Vice President of Marketing, Email Fraud Protection at Return Path. In her role, Estelle leads a fabulously talented team of experienced B2B marketers, tasked with driving awareness and generating demand. Prior to joining Return Path in 2010, Estelle led the EMEA and APAC marketing function at enterprise mobility provider iPass for eight years. Follow her on Twitter @ederouet.
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