The State of Email Security Report

As Mimecast’s sixth annual State of Email Security report makes clear, businesses around the world continued to find themselves in the crosshairs of a torrent of new cyberattacks. In 2021, the cyber threat landscape in country after country became more treacherous, not less.

Download this report to see why 2021 was the worst year on record for cybersecurity, as illuminated by 1,400 global IT decision makers, and use the insights and takeaways it contains to help deliver continuous improvements to your cyber resilience strategy.

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Cybercriminals have changed the way they do business.
Security and IT teams must do the same.


of organizations were targeted by an email-related phishing attempt.

While phishing is the most common email-borne threat, data leaks and business email compromise attacks are not far behind: More than 9 out of 10 respondents acknowledge that their organization has been subjected to these type of incursions.


Ransomware has attacked three out of four organizations worldwide

This is up from 61% in last year's survey. Additionally, when faced with a ransomware attack, 64% of companies paid the ransom, yet nearly 4 out of 10 of them failed to recover their data.


More than 9 in 10 are making use of ArtificaI Intelligence and ML

Survey respondents agreed that AI and ML use had improved their cybersecurity posture through better threat detection and decreased human error.

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