The goal is for 10 percent of a tainted email’s recipient to alert security staff to a potential threat, Mandia told CNBC.
He told the network one factor that helps hackers to succeed is an insider threat, which sees an employee click on links contained in malicious e-mails.
“If you have a company of 100,000 people, you’re never gonna get all 100,000 people to never open that link,” he told CNBC.
Mandia also said mobile devices are less vulnerable to cyber attacks than computers, according to the report.
“Using mobile devices sometimes shrinks the target area a little bit,” Mandia told CNBC and added that hackers are less able to find mobile devices via Internet Protocol addresses than they are to identify computers through that method.