Simulated Phishing is a key defence in the fight against hackers.
The most significant cyber risk to your business is the lack of awareness the workforce has about cyber-attacks.
With an ever-increasing, more complicated threat landscape, ongoing user awareness is a crucial component of a secure business.
Simulated phishing attacks can help educate your staff on how to spot a fake email. There are a number of software solutions on the market now that will simulate a phishing attack on a group of users within your organisation. These simulated attacks can be planned in advance and play upon some of the most common security weakness that can easily fool someone into clicking the link in an email. Ongoing simulated attacks can be managed within the software and help build up a picture of where the risk might be in your business.
As part of the simulation, risk can be calculated against all individuals. If they open and then click on a simulated email, the system can keep score and track who is more likely to open future emails from unknown sources.
With a risk score now identified for all users in the organisation, it’s simply a case of applying the correct level of users training and testing to help educate those with a high-risk score.
Both the risk scoring, and training should be an ongoing program in your workplace. The types of email phishing that get through many of the safety nets are always changing and having a workforce that is both aware of the threat and how to identify potential new scams is an investment worth paying for to help secure your business technology systems.