If you’re in business, then you’re worried about phishing attacks, or at least you should be. But, even if you are worried about phishing attacks, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t understand the greatest threat of all to your company.
You probably think the worst thing that can happen from a phishing attack against your company is ransomware. Some hacker encrypts your data and you pay a ransom to get it back (or not). Or, maybe you think the worst thing that can happen is a data breach where your customers’ data gets exposed and you have to pay some sort of fine.
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.