Advanced Threat Defense


Can Phishing Awareness Training Cause More Harm Than Good?

Can Phishing Awareness Training Cause More Harm Than Good?

Filtering and time-of-click protection can produce results where training fails.

First, the facts: Employees who are unaware of the dangers of phishing are far more likely to become victims of phishing attempts than those who understand the process.

The FBI estimates that organizations across the United States lose $1.2 billion every year due to email scams. Since phishing is by far the most popular way to get malicious code into an organization’s network, it follows that training employees to recognize phishing attempts is an effective strategy to prevent phishing attacks.

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Phishing Attack Mechanics: How Cybercrime Strategy Works

Phishing Attack Mechanics: How Cybercrime Strategy Works

Phishing attacks follow five key steps. Effective cybersecurity prevents them at each one.

“I’d never fall for that.”

“It’ll never happen to me.”

“They’re not interested in companies like ours.”

Almost every cybercrime victim has said words like these at one time or another. Anyone who believes that they, their company, or their colleagues are too street-smart to be victimized by cyber attacks doesn’t know just how sophisticated these attacks can be.

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