Effective Anti-Spam Strategies in Companies: An International Study

  title={Effective Anti-Spam Strategies in Companies: An International Study},
  author={Mikko T. Siponen and Carl Stucke},
  journal={Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)},
While spam is considered a crucial problem for both companies and ordinary computer users, little is known about how spam actually affects companies and which anti-spam techniques have been found most useful in practice. To address these issues, we explored the 500 biggest companies in the US (n=44) and Finland (n=101). The results suggest that 81.6% of all email traffic is spam, and that the respondents use 13 minutes of their daily working time to deal with spam. The time used for dealing… CONTINUE READING
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