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Overcoming human error in email security

Friday 04 December 2020

One hour UKAuthority Live Webcast running from 11:00 to 12:00

Putting people first

In the last 12 months, secure communication in public sector organisations has changed radically. Rapid adoption of Microsoft 365 has led to an increase in sensitive data being shared via email – something that has only been compounded by social distancing driving communications entirely online. 

At the same time, 93% of commercial organisations experienced security incidents where email use has put sensitive data at risk. What’s more, between April and June 2020, misdirected emails were responsible for 44% more incidents than phishing. As the ICO’s latest trends highlight misdirected emails as the number one cause of reported data breaches for the first six months of 2020, what is the equivalent rate here in the public sector?

UKA Live has invited a panel of security experts to explore the changing risks to sensitive data and the urgent requirement to put people first - for intelligent email security to mitigate risks and empower people to work efficiently and securely:

  • The key human-related errors that are compounding email security risks
  • How to recognize and mitigate human error around misdirected emails
  • How to implement intelligent email security that empowers the public sector front line
On the panel
Geoff Connell

Geoff Connell
Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council

Simon Clifford
Director of Digital and Data, Police ICT Company

Carol Williams
Interim Director: Transformation and Digital, Walsall Council

Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies
Public Sector, Egress Software Technologies

 

 

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