Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 25 - Page 20

INFOGRAPHIC INFOGRAPHIC Mimecast report finds emails containing dangerous attachments are up more than 25% Latest ESRA detected incumbent email security systems are leaving organisations vulnerable to dangerous attachments, malware, impersonation attacks and malicious URLs. M imecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk 20 INTELLIGENTCIO Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. In comparison to the last quarter’s findings, the new assessment found that email security systems are missing 25% more emails containing dangerous file types. Typically, dangerous file types are rarely sent via email for legitimate purposes, such as: .jsp, .exe, .dll and .src, and can be used to facilitate an attack. Detailed Mimecast ESRAs help organisations better understand what types of email-borne