Biggest Security Threat of 2014? Email. Still. (Now More than Ever.)


A search over the last 30 days on “security breach” produces seemingly divergent headlines about Target’s point of sale malware, University of Maryland’s records loss, Sally Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Sears’ credit-card losses, Forbes’ web page takeover, and (most recently) Urobouros (the Ukranian malware outbreak).

It seems like security is consistently being defeated by a horde of varied advanced threats.

Yet most of these attacks share a common element: the initial compromise and penetration was via email.