What Is Phishing?
Phishing is a form of email or social media-based cyber attack whereby cyber criminals pose as legitimate contacts to obtain sensitive information or install malware. Phishing emails encourage users to click suspicious links that will download malware or direct them to a malicious website.
Attacks can install ransomware, disrupt systems or result in money loss and stolen intellectual property. Users can also be encouraged to pass over their personal information such as passwords, bank account details and other sensitive information.
The term ‘Phishing’ is mainly used to describe attacks through email, however phishing can be conducted via social media, phone and text messages. Phishing campaigns are generally broken down into two categories:
Why Is Phishing Awareness Training Required?
Our Phishing Awareness Offering
Our fully-managed Phishing Awareness Training programme includes extensive phishing simulations and annual subscriptions to our Security Awareness Training Platform.
Our team creates and executes phishing simulation tests alongside awareness training. Sit back and let us do the work.
An extensive phishing template library allows for optimal testing.
Tests can be scheduled to run at any time in the future and can be configured with different time zones.
Receive real-time reports and review the analysis with our team on completion of campaigns.
Simulated phishing attack emails help reinforce security awareness training.
Simply get the data you need to identify security weaknesses.
The Benefits of Phishing Simulations
There are many benefits of simulated phishing campaigns, combined with more traditional phishing awareness training. These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: