Phishing is a serious threat to businesses and needs to be addressed. It is more essential than ever to protect trade secrets and other information. To be adequately prepared for social engineering attacks, businesses should have compliance training and proper data protection in place to prevent phishing.
PhishingBox knows that only once-a-year compliance training for security will not motivate your employees to change their behaviors, nor will it lead to meaningful long-term retention of phishing lessons. A program based on current, real-world attack data with on-going simulation training will yield greater results by reducing your employees’ susceptibility to phishing attacks and conditioning them to report potential threats.
In order to measure compliance training effectiveness, testing needs to be conducted to determine levels of susceptibility. Prioritize training on phishing techniques that pose the highest threat:
• Where does the simulation content come from?
• How frequently is the training conducted?
• How will success be measured?
• How much effort is required for employees?
No organization is ever going to get to a point where none of their employees are susceptible to phishing. Clearly, with compliance training odds will be increased for preventing, detecting and mitigating risks. With proper compliance training you need to constantly reinforce the requirement for secure behavior. Continuous phishing simulations are strongly encouraged. Education is key to changing employees’ behaviors and enabling long-term risk reduction.
Compliance training, in-person demos and awareness campaigns, ensure the leaders and employees of an organization know the risks of falling for a phishing attack. Phishing attacks are no laughing matter. Almost anyone with an email account can be targeted.
Complete compliance training should encompass the following elements:
• Assessment. How well versed are your employees in knowing what a
phishing attack is or other social engineering exploits?
• Simulation. Simulating different types of phishing emails to see if an
employee bites and then determining the factors that provoked the action.
• Setting limits. If employees complete training programs and behaviors don’t
improve, company should consider limiting access to critical data.
• Punishment. This should be used as a last measure if employee does not
respond to training.
Our PhishingBox phishing simulator can provide an effective solution for gaining knowledge and changing behaviors. Those who “take the bite” can be automatically assigned to remedial training and reinforcement activities.PhishingBox knows the importance of proper compliance training and data protection to prevent phishing
. Put us to work for your company.