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Cybersecurity threats facing enterprise email accounts

Cyberattack levels have increased since 2019, with 89% of organizations experiencing a cyberattack between February 2021 and February 2022, compared to 78% in 2019.

A survey commissioned by Cyren and conducted by Osterman Research explored the email security threat affecting organizations that use Microsoft 365 email accounts. The report, titled “Phishing, BEC, and Ransomware Threats for Microsoft 365 Customers: 2022 Benchmarking Survey,” identified common threats and cybersecurity tactics that security leaders can use to avoid them.

Email security threats

The survey revealed a number of security threats that have targeted organizations throughout the United States and United Kingdom. These include:

  1. Phishing (69% of respondents experienced this type of breach)
  2. Microsoft 365 credential compromise (60%)
  3. Spamming or email denial of service (DOS) attack (52%)
  4. Ransomware (51%)

For more report findings, click here.

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