Just Because It’s Internal Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe

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Scott Crawford Research Director, 451 Research &Matthew Gardiner Director of Marketing, Mimecast

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Organizations have become highly sensitive to security threats that originate from the outside, such as malware and phishing, and consequently most have taken steps to block them at key points of entry –including the web and email. But what about the email and web content that makes up most enterprise traffic – that which is generated internally? In many organizations, this goes largely uninspected. Did you know that, according to Mimecast research, less than half of all enterprise email traffic is inbound into the organization? The remaining traffic is generated internally and sent internally or outbound from the organization. Why is this important? According to Mimecast’s 2018 State of Email Security Report, 80% of organizations encountered threats caused by attackers infiltrating and compromising users’ email accounts. What do you think attackers do once they have taken control of these accounts? The same study found that 61% of organizations were hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one infected user to others via email. And malicious use of web access is not far behind.

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