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Spam Click Rates High, 2FA Use Low at Work

August 01, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Organizations continue to be at risk from insider threats because they lack strong identity management solutions, whether it's end users clicking on spam, issues with multifactor authentication (MFA), or companies keeping their decisions about security and identity separate, according to three new surveys released by F-Secure, SecureAuth Core Security and ObserveIT. According to news from F-Secure, email spam, a decades-old threat, remains a popular attack method choice among cyber-criminals. “Spam is becoming an increasingly successful attack vector, with click rates rising from 13.4% in the second half of 2017 to 14.2% in 2018,” said Adam Sheehan, behavioral science lead at MWR InfoSecurity (which was acquired by F-Secure in June 2018), in a press release. In addition to the risks from email spam campaigns, businesses continue to struggle when it comes to defending against insider threats. ObserveIT today released Multigenerational Workforce and Insider Threat Risk st...