Phishing and the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report
The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) provides useful information related to information security. The information was obtained from a collaboration of many security organizations and vendors. The findings from the report confirm that phishing is a significant threat vector in today's environment. Below are phishing related points from the DBIR.
66% of malware is installed via malicious email attachments
90% of incidences and breaches included a phishing element
21% of ransomware involved social actions, such as phishing
43% of all breaches included social tactics
93% of social attacks were phishing related
28% of phishing attacks are targeted
The following SlideShare highlights several of the key phishing facts within the Verizon DBIR.
Running simulated phishing tests will determine your employees' susceptibility to social engineering and phishing scams. Train your employees and help them identify spear phishing and ransomware attacks.