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Malicious links and misaddressed emails slip past security controls
2023-05-22 03:30

The level of concern is high for attacks evading security controls by leveraging siloed communication and collaboration tools outside of email.

"This raises the question of whether expanding collaboration tools simply increases the potential attack surface for bad actors. As organizations continue to adopt new technologies, they must remain vigilant in their efforts to protect against these threats and ensure the security of their communication channels," concluded Gruber.

39% of respondents stated spam/malware and 34% of respondents stated phishing/spear phishing/malicious links evaded security controls.

27% of respondents stated misaddressed emails slipped past native security layers.

26% of respondents indicated threats that penetrated security controls included wire transfer fraud, payroll fraud, payment fraud, other BEC attacks.

"Today's threat landscape is already challenging, but with the increasing sophistication of attacks, especially those using AI, it is concerning to see that primary email security solutions continue to fall short in providing the necessary protection," said DJ Sampath, CEO of Armorblox.

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