Email Security: The Biggest Problem You’re Not Paying Attention To

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There's a disconnect between the value of email security and the investment in it. 

87% of security professionals have deployed an email security solution, according to data from 451 Research. Yet phishing is among the top three pain points for CISOs.

Because of this, 46% of security practitioners think email is the greatest threat to data security — nearly 5x higher than the next-highest responses, which were web browsing and internal network traffic, at 10% respectively. But only 7% of firms plan to invest in email security during the next 12 months.

451 Business Impact Brief: Email Security

Security Analyst Garrett Bekker researched this topic, armed with 451's Voice of the Enterprise data to better understand this discrepancy, and what enterprises can do to better address the threats posed by business email compromise and advance phishing attacks.

A copy of the Business Impact Brief is available for download on the Webinar Recording page →

About 451 Research

451 Research is an information technology industry analyst firm, headquartered in New York with offices in London, Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Founded in 2001, the company claims over 250 employees, over 100 industry analysts and over 1000 clients. The company produces qualitative and quantitative research, across thirteen research channels, and targets service providers, technology vendors, enterprise IT leaders and financial professionals.


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