Proofpoint's Human Factor Report

Attackers exploit people, not technology

Cyber criminals continue to refine techniques that target people rather than infrastructure, with attacks that rely more on human interaction and less on automated exploits.

Based on data collected across our global customer base and analysis of more than 1 billion messages per day we found that:

  • Very Attacked People™ (VAPs) aren’t usually VIPs – The most attacked people are often easily discovered identities or “targets of opportunity.”
  • Social engineering is pervasive, whether in rampant sextortion schemes, business email compromise (BEC), credential phishing, or other attacks that prey on human nature – and human error.
  • Domain fraud plays a key role in lending a sense of legitimacy to attacks.

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Why Proofpoint

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Solutions that Work

Stop 99% of attachment-based attacks

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Stopped 100M+ ransomware-infected emails in ONE day

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What Others are Saying

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