2017 Phishing Trends Report

2017 Phishing Trends Report

Executive Summary

2017 Phishing Trends Report is significant in the sense that it will help companies in their cyber security and awareness efforts and guide their focus on the departments that are more vulnerable to social engineering attacks.

2017 Phishing Trends Report revealed that employees in departments that handle large-scale data have problems recognizing phishing emails.

Over 91% of system breaches have been caused by a phishing attack. Today, phishing attacks continue to be one of the most successful attack types initiated by email.

Especially spear phishing, an attack schemed against a certain individual, has been popular in manipulating high-profile incidents. In this study, the business departments were investigated and a risk percentage was determined according to emails opened, links clicked and forms submitted.