Phishing training for employeesOrhan Sari
Phishing training for employees
Is phishing your own employee a necessity ? The answer is yes. Because phishing is one of the most successful ways cyber criminals access to companies’ passwords and other security credentials. Cyber criminal impersonate a legitimate person or entity, sends a fake email to manipulate employees into opening a malware-containing attachment, or click on a link to a malicious website to seize passwords. Therefore companies want to block phishing attacks needs to train their employees not to click on links or open attachments in suspicious emails. However, due to various reasons, employees keep on clicking on the links or, attachments are meant to be opened. For many employees their job consists almost entirely of opening attachments from strangers etc. Thus, along with the cyber awareness trainings, companies needs to deal with phishing problem through phishing simulators, by sending fake emails to exhibit the characteristics of phishing emails to their employees and show them real life attack scenarios and their consequences.
Within framework of simulation logic, company has opportunity to have records of which employees click on the link in the email, open the attachment, or provide passwords to a fake website.This gives an opportunity to see the overall security situation of the company.
According to a study by SANS, 95% of all attacks on enterprise networks are the result of successful spear phishing. Phishing is becoming more and more common among cyber-criminals and has devastating consequences, companies have to take all measures fight this ever-increasing threat.
Keepnet Labs phishing simulator has many convincing system and custom phishing templates built by security experts. It also offers a variety of resources, including a phishing education page that companies can use in conjunction with their phishing simulations.