Email security threats are so pervasive, almost 90% of companies surveyed faced an email-based security threat in the past year. Not surprisingly those with bank account access are the most vulnerable.

Those are among the findings presented in a global research report about the current state of email security from Campbell Calif.-based Barracuda Networks, Inc., a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. The survey included responses from 634 executives, individual contributors and team managers serving in IT-security roles in the Americas, EMEA and APAC in financial services, technology, education, healthcare, manufacturing, government, telecommunication, retail and other industries.

Overall, the study indicated that email threats continue to increase and the effects on staff and productivity is escalating. Ransomware is a concern, with more than a third having already experienced an attack.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).