262,000 suspicious mail items in 2021.   6,300 threats  —  are you prepared?

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This webinar analyzes trends and provides insights from RaySecur’s 2021 Annual Mail Threat Report – and what security teams should expect in 2022.

Chuck Randolph of Ontic joins RaySecur CSO Will Plummer and Director of Mail Security Cody Martin to discuss this year’s Annual Mail Security Report.

2021 Annual Mail Security Report

Analysis of Global Mail Security Incidents

RaySecur unveils its latest mail security report, containing valuable insights for mail and physical security teams.

In 2021, several hundred mail-borne threat incidents became public knowledge. RaySecur compiles data on these to provide security leaders with actionable insights to help inform effective security strategies.

This discussion will present an analysis of the publicly-known mail-borne attacks in 2021, within the broader context of official USPIS and ATF historical statistics.

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Mail Attacks Continue to Rise

Over the last year, hoaxes and legitimate mail-borne attacks have impacted Global 2000 corporations, government agencies and private citizens.

The associated costs can quickly run into the millions of dollars because of the resulting shut-down of operations or facilities.

262,000

Suspect mail items analyzed
by USPIS forensics lab.


6,300

Incidents reported by
USPIS and ATF.


54%

Letter threats contained white powders – including ricin, anthrax or illegal drugs


89%

Were in small packages,
with most avoiding chain of custody.

The Problem

Mail threats are evolving, becoming more dangerous, and expanding to new target profiles.

Covid Impacts and Social Unrest

The effects of societal stressors, including COVID mandates, continue to reshape the threat environment daily. Targets spanned businesses and government offices to private residences, with several successful attacks resulting in injury to recipients or first-responders. 

White Powder Threats on the Rise

When most people hear “mail threat,” they tend to think of ticking time bombs seen in movies. In reality, harmful white powders like fentanyl, methamphetamine and illegal drugs are much more common, and became more prevalent during the recent COVID lockdowns.

The Solution

Despite the prevalence of these incidents, their impacts can be mitigated by raising awareness and implementing straightforward measures once the risks are understood.

An effective enterprise risk assessment uses guidelines provided by US Department of Homeland Security, including Facilities Best Practices published as part of the DHS SAFETY Act.

The objective of this report is to compile all of the dangerous mail data on an annual basis, providing security leaders with real data on the impacts of these threats, to inform practical decision making

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