The weakest point in an organisation’s defence is the user who is unaware of the security risks he or she faces. With recent cybersecurity improvements in perimeter and web application defences, hackers have increasingly turned to using phishing emails as the easiest way to gain access.
Phishing simulations are essential to any organisation’s security strategy. They help identify potential vulnerabilities and educate employees on how to protect themselves from being scammed. Regular simulations also create a culture of security within an organisation and make employees more vigilant in their everyday activities.
Cybersecurity awareness is an ongoing process of educating and training employees about the threats that lurk in cyberspace, how to prevent such threats and what they must do in the event of a security incident.
Being aware of the dangers of browsing the web, checking email and interacting online are all components of cybersecurity awareness. A Phishing campaign is a phishing email simulation which evaluate your employees’ awareness of phishing attacks and educates them if their conduct shows they lack sufficient security awareness.
We work with our client to construct an email that could be seen as safe by unaware employees, but as unsafe by those employees who are aware of the warning signs. The email will be seen as malicious although it isn’t sent by real attackers and doesn’t contain malicious content.
If an employee performs a risky action, like clicking on a link or attachment, we immediately alert them that they would have been scammed, and then we enlighten the employee by explaining the risk they took and how they can be more security-aware in future.
As an additional service, if the employee performs enough reckless actions, we automatically enrol them in a security awareness training course which they must complete within a limited time frame.