Emma Woollacott reports:
Nearly half of workers responsible for email security breaches over the last year have been sacked, according to new search, as cyber leaders begin taking a tougher stance amid a surge in attacks.
Research from cyber security firm Egress found that 94% of organizations globally have experienced a serious email security incident in the past 12 months.
The acceleration of email-based security threats, researchers said, has cyber security leaders “stressed about risks” and has prompted practitioners to impose harsh consequences on staff who fall prey to attackers.
Read more at ITPro.
The Egress report can be downloaded from their site.
Comment: If four in ten are being fired email security breaches, then maybe it’s not the employees who should be fired but those at the top who haven’t invested in solutions that do not rely on or require human beings to be perfect detectors of phishing attempts, BEC, or other social engineering attacks involving email. And now that AI is making such attacks even more convincing or difficult to detect, firing employees for falling prey is even less justifiable or effective.