Phishing is on the rise!
Phishing is an attack launched by cyber criminals by way of a fraudulent message. Usually, in the form of an email, the fraudulent message lures the unsuspecting users into clicking a link.
That link in turn either leads the victim to a malicious website or initiate a malicious download.
66% of all malware is now installed via malicious email links and attachments.
More worryingly, phishing attacks are now the most popular way of delivering ransomware onto an organization’s network.
Why are the cyber criminals doing this?
The end users form the largest attack surface.
Also due to the lack of active security education and knowledge, these users are more likely to take action on the link.
Hence, it is no longer a question of “if” but a question of “when” someone within your organization unsuspectingly clicks on a malicious link.
41% of IT professionals report phishing attacks occurring daily.
So how does a Phishing attack impacts my organization?
There are many things that go bad for an organization once a phishing attack is successful.
Confidential data will get compromised.
If the data is covered by data protection regulations, the company can be levied fines for noncompliance.
If personal data get stolen, the aggrieved victim may launch a lawsuit.
Once the public knows that the organization has been a victim of an attack. The people whom you are doing business with or trying to do business with will lose confidence in the brand for fear of being affected themselves.
Some might even avoid the brand’s website for fear of accidentally landing on a fake web page.
In most cases, the people who do land on a hijacked brand’s website are likely customers of that organization.
In a worst-case scenario, your supporters may ultimately drop your brand and go to a competitor’s website.
In one way or another, phishing may cause serious reputational and business loss to an organization.
The solution is within your grasp and control.
Instead of being phish victims, these phishing aware employees can serve as a human firewall, defending against this attacks.
With proper education, they can now be more active and wary defenders against these phishing attacks.
How we can help in improving employee awareness
With a range of phishing attack types, we can help you identify areas of weakness in your organization’s security posture.
With interactive training modules, we can help educate users about specific threats such as suspicious emails, credential harvesting, password strength, and regulatory compliance.
Isn’t it time for you to protect what you have worked so hard for and enjoy peace of mind against these attacks when they appear?
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