Email fraud is rife and it’s making headlines. Spoofing and phishing attacks affect hundreds of brands every month, leaving their reputation in tatters and their customers exposed. And yet, often, email fraud is an issue that’s not proactively tackled.
A recent report by Veracode reveals that while cybersecurity is now recognized as a really serious corporate risk issue, 66 percent of board members are not confident in their companies’ ability to defend themselves against cyber attacks, with security ranking second to last in priority when it comes to developing new products and services.
Why this disconnect? Because reining in complex email ecosystems can feel too complicated to become a real priority, and the C-suite can find it hard to grasp the cost/benefit of implementing more sophisticated solutions. As a result, security professionals are often fighting an uphill battle to protect their brand and their customers against email fraud.
A key first step to success is to communicate the size and scope of the email fraud problem effectively across your organization. And nothing is more compelling than data.
Here are 13 stats that security professionals can use to garner support and cooperation from key stakeholders throughout their company:
The good news is that more and more brands are taking proactive steps to help protect their customers against email fraud and brand abuse. Return Path helps security teams across the globe build business cases to justify making email fraud protection a top priority and get buy-in from their executive team.