What is Phishing?
Although a few years old, a survey from Gartner shows the cost of phishing attacks. The threat to business and consumers is substantial. Since the survey was completed, there has been no let up on the volume of social engineering attacks, including phishing. As RSA pointed out earlier this year there was a 59 percent increase in phishing attacks from 2011 to 2012. As such, the information provided by the Gartner study on phishing is still relevant. Below are some of the key facts from the study.
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.