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Five Benefits of Automated Email Security Reporting

  • By John Filitz
  • 21 January 2022

Tessian Cloud Email Security intelligently prevents advanced email threats and protects against data loss, to strengthen email security and build smarter security cultures in modern enterprises.

One of the leading challenges cybersecurity and risk leaders face is demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) of security tools deployed in their environments. Having easy access to data-rich cybersecurity metric reporting is increasingly a differentiator between the best-of-breed cybersecurity solutions and the rest.

 

At a tactical level and in a crowded cybersecurity stack, cyber metric reporting helps security leaders determine whether the tool deployed is having the desired effect (i.e. reducing cybersecurity risk.) Cyber metric reporting also plays a key role in annual budget justification –  an especially relevant consideration within the first 12 months of a tool’s deployment or upon contract renewal.

 

At a strategic level, with cybersecurity risk increasing, having access to, and being able to, report relevant cyber risk metrics on demand is essential for cybersecurity and risk leaders.

 

Regular and easy to understand cyber risk metrics reporting is fundamental for garnering executive and employee level support for cybersecurity initiatives and  plays a key role in improving the security culture and posture of an organization.

Tessian automated reporting: visibility on ROI

 

We know CISO time comes at a premium that is why time shouldn’t be spent validating past procurement decisions. This is why we engineered our reporting platform with the CISO in mind. But we also made it accessible for the non-security professional.

 

The latest automated reporting release from Tessian enables security leaders to stay focussed on their core tasks by delivering rich insight on demand. 

 

The reporting capability extends across all of Tessian’s modules: email security and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).

Here are 5 benefits of Tessian’s automated email security metric reporting

 

1: Save time with automated reporting. Reporting email related incidents and associated risk to leadership is a core task for every security leader. On average organizations spend up to 600 hours per month dealing with employee-related emails security incidents, with 40% of organizations reporting 10 or more incidents per month.

 

The automated email security risk reporting from Tessian allows cybersecurity and risk leaders to stay focussed on their main job of keeping their organizations safe and secure, without the need for manual reporting. 

This is data from our Lost hours report, showing what CISOs spend too little, and too much time on

2: Employee-level email security risk distilled. At a glance, security leaders  are able to see how email cybersecurity risk is trending over a period of time, down to the employee level. This includes insight on the total number of inbound and outbound emails analyzed, as well as providing insight on threat vectors such as phishing attacks, data loss, and security awareness. 

This example report shows the total number of emails checked, risk drivers, inbound attack highlights

3: Deep reporting insight on every module. Often cyber metric reports are diluted and not very useful. Granularity of threat intelligence reporting is at the core of Tessian’s automated reporting, providing module specific insight. For example on the Tessian Enforcer module that prevents data exfiltration (see below), reporting details include the total number of sensitive events, the severity of those events, as well as insight on the user experience.

In this view, admins can see analysis of outbound emails, including exfiltration attempts, and how users are interacting with Tessian warnings

4: Accessible, forensic-level threat intel with actionable insight. The reporting capability includes data rich and actionable insight on the types of email delivered attacks and threats thwarted – and is presented in user-friendly reports. Report recipients are also able to dig deeper on specific threat events documented in the report.

In this view, types of accidental data loss can be monitored, as well as reviewing your custom policies

5: Automated reporting. Reports are available on demand or can be delivered to any employee on the recipient email list on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. And recipients have the ability to download the PDF report for this specific module (or any of the Tessian modules).

In a few clicks, admins can easily set-up customized reports for various stakeholders

Client feedback on the new automated reporting capability has been overwhelmingly positive, with consensus that it takes the pain out of reporting and allows security and risk leaders to focus on their core tasks: keeping their organizations safe and secure.

“Everyone talks about spending money on security to reduce risk, but it’s often quite unquantifiable. But of all the products I’ve seen or used, Tessian is the best when it comes to reporting. We can actually see how risk has decreased, which makes it easy to show the value. ”
David Aird, IT Director, DAC Beachcroft LLP

By providing intuitive insight into cybersecurity risk mitigation measures, it is also playing an integral role in improving the security culture and hardening the security posture of client’s organizations. Automated reporting is one more reason why you need Tessian in your environment.

 

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John Filitz Senior Technical Content Writer