Dealing With the Problem of Targeted Email Attacks

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Targeted email attacks are a serious issue for organizations of all sizes and across every industry. Trend Micro’s and other industry research have shown that these focused emails are by far the number one initial attack vector for targeted attacks on enterprise data. In fact, they account for more than 95% of initial intrusions that lead to important data breaches. Moreover, Osterman Research found in a survey conducted during September 2014 that 47% of organizations considered targeted email attacks to be a very high priority to address and prevent, while only one in six organizations considers them to be a low priority.
While virtually all organizations have deployed security solutions that will block spam and known malware, most have not implemented solutions that will deal with the much more serious problem of targeted email attacks.

Targeted email attacks are not run-of-the-mill malware incursions. These attacks use sophisticated delivery techniques and advanced malware that will normally not be recognized by standard email and endpoint security solutions. Additionally, these attacks provide an entry point into the larger organization and its sensitive data, wreaking havoc on an organization’s finances, its intellectual property and its other sensitive or confidential data. Organizations of all sizes are the victims of these attacks and those that are successfully breached will experience critical business impacts, inclusive of damage to reputation, unexpected legal, regulatory and response costs and more.

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