Email Security Systems: 

Reducing the Admin Burden

Today’s security teams face more threats, increased regulation, and bigger risks and it’s driving them to organize differently. 


Formerly, hacks could be nullified by unplugging a compromised device. However, threats now cut to the core of business operations. Breaches and regulatory action are expensive enough to prevent hospitals from treating patients, financial firms from ensuring a return, governments from completing its missions, and businesses from winning customer trust. 


As research by Pulse Q&A into mid-sized organizations found, these teams are placing increased importance on email security systems that free them from administrative burdens so they can conduct the higher-order planning needed to stay secure and compliant.


Methodology:

Data drawn from a survey of 101 CIOs, CISOs, VPs of IT.


Understanding the value of your security program

Security teams are spending a majority of their time investigating false positive or benign threats. 

Of organizations are losing nearly one day of the working week dealing with benign threats. 

50%

Of organizations lose nearly 2 days of the working week remediating these benign threats.

1

7

OUT

OF

If given the chance to reprioritize their time, security teams would spend it on more valuable work. 

#1 focus of security teams would be to investigate and remediate actual incidents.


#2 priority is to perform vulnerability testing

Investigate and remediate actual incidents

 Perform vulnerability testing

Having a secure email solution is vital to organizations of all types.

of organizations say that a secure email solution is extremely important or very important. 

However, nearly 1 out of 4 organizations do not believe their emails are well protected

Smaller organizations were less comfortable with the security of their emails. 32% of organizations with less than 200 employees were less secure with their email protections.

Given their reliance on them, teams want secure email solutions that are easier to administer

Whereas 31% of organizations between 200 and 500 shared this belief.

DESIRED

ATTRIBUTE

Reducing team’s workload

#1

DESIRED

ATTRIBUTE

Simple and low-touch administration

#2

Archiving tools are crucial to workflow and regulation

Of these organizations, the majority are archiving emails and messaging through apps.

Penalties are high for violating industry regulations

$25k+

Majority of organizations estimate the cost of violating the regulations that govern their industry at $25k+

35% don’t know the cost of violating the regulations that govern their industry.

35%

The cost of a breach is potentially even higher

40% estimate the cost of a breach to be $100,000+

A majority of companies believe that properly enabled compliance teams are vital

Half of all organizations agree that a well-staffed, knowledgeable, and productive security and compliance team is crucial to the company’s well-being.

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