Health Care, Retailers Are 'Sitting Ducks'

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-20-2014 Email

An analysis of 1 trillion e-mails by security solutions firm Agari finds large corporations are the most vulnerable, in comparison to e-tailers and digital startups, which more often prevail in the face of cyber-threats, according to its analysis of financial services, e-commerce, logistics, airlines, social media and health-care sectors. Agari identified 131 companies and determined their risk levels by analyzing their e-mail messages. Agari's Q4 Email TrustIndex rates the volume of cyber-threats targeted toward a company’s consumers. Its TrustScore reflects how well organizations protect their consumers from malicious e-mail. Its ThreatScore indicates how high a level of attack is directed at an organization. "Many companies have not yet focused on consumer protection from e-mail cyber-threats and the significant risk this presents," says Patrick Peterson, CEO of Agari. "The TrustIndex shows the industry sectors and companies that do the most—and the least—to detect and prevent cyber threats." To read the report (registration required), click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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