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When time is of the essence, as it is with stopping and minimizing phishing attacks, the integration of human intelligence with technology significantly and effectively expedites prevention, detection and response.

IRONSCALES, the world’s first automated phishing prevention, detection and response provider, today announced the release of its 2017 Email Security Report. Produced in partnership with Crowd Research Partners, the comprehensive online survey of over 500 cybersecurity professionals revealed that detection, mitigation and remediation of email phishing attacks are the top challenge facing security teams. To receive a free copy of the report, email info(at)ironscales(dot)com.

Key Findings from the 2017 Email Security Report include: 

  • Employees are most often victims of spoofing and impersonation (67 percent), followed by branded (35 percent) and seasonal attacks (31 percent).
  • Nearly half of organizations (46 percent) report that it takes a day or longer to remove phishing emails from endpoints once a phishing attack is reported to the security team.
  • 72 percent of security professionals believe automated inbox scanning and email forensics are the most valuable email security technology.
  • 93 percent of respondents agree that humans and technology need to work side by side in order to better detect and respond to sophisticated email phishing attacks.

Of all attack vectors, phishing remains the most commonly exploited. Malicious emails continue to easily bypass legacy SPAM filters, firewalls and gateways through increasingly sophisticated CEO fraud and brand spoofing campaigns. Further, due to human nature, unaware or preoccupied users, even those actively engaged in an awareness training program, are easily lured into downloading an attachment or clicking on a malicious email link to inadvertently provide attackers with access to sensitive corporate networks and data. As a result, phishing now accounts for 90-95 percent of all successful cyberattacks worldwide.

“When time is of the essence, as it is with stopping and minimizing phishing attacks, the integration of human intelligence with technology significantly and effectively expedites prevention, detection and response,” said Eyal Benishti, founder and CEO of IRONSCALES. “With email phishing attacks proliferating in frequency and complexity, it’s positive to find that cybersecurity professionals are beginning to recognize human-machine collaboration as an essential component of their organizations’ phishing response and email security strategies.”

IRONSCALES provides a multi-layered and automated approach to prevent, detect and respond to today’s sophisticated email phishing attacks. By combining human awareness training with automatic incident response, automatic remediation and real-time automated actionable intelligence sharing, IRONSCALES reduces the time from phishing attack discovery to enterprise-wide remediation from months to seconds, with very little security team involvement.

For more information on IRONSCALES, visit http://www.ironscales.com and follow @ironscales on Twitter.

About IRONSCALES   
IRONSCALES is the leader in anti-email phishing technologies. Using a multi-layered and automated approach to prevent, detect and respond to today’s sophisticated email phishing attacks, IRONSCALES expedites the time from phishing attack discovery to enterprise-wide remediation from months to seconds, by significantly reducing the workload on incident responders. Headquartered in Raanana, Israel, IRONSCALES was founded by a team of security researchers, IT and penetration testing experts, as well as specialists in the field of effective interactive training, in response to the phishing epidemic that today costs companies millions of dollars annually. It was incubated at the 8200 EISP, the top program for cyber security ventures, founded by alumni of the Israel Defense Forces’ elite Intelligence Technology unit.

About Crowd Research Partners:
Crowd Research Partners creates unique, fact-based thought leadership content that delivers market insight and benchmarks for today’s cybersecurity professionals and vendors. For more information visit http://www.crowdresearchpartners.com

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