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Phishing attempts: Employees can be the first line of defense

September 10, 2021

33% of emails employees report as phishing attempts are either malicious or highly suspect, according to new research. The finding comes from an analysis of emails reported by employees from organizations across the globe during the first half of 2021, and highlights the efficacy of employee-led efforts in preventing cyberattacks.

Approximately one third of people working for organizations using F-Secure’s email reporting plugin for Microsoft Office 365 submitted over 200 000 emails for analysis during the first half of the year. On average, active users submitted 2.14 emails each during the period.

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