By using this non-technical method that relies heavily on human interaction, attackers try to trick employees into providing them with valuable information, or taking action needed for making a successful intrusion. This makes social engineering one of today’s greatest threats towards companies.
A lot of companies are running phishing campaigns on their own employees. Why is this, and should your company do it as well?
Here Are Five Reasons why You Should Phish your Employees:
It does not matter how many resources you spend on technical controls, if one of your employees fall for an authentic-looking phishing email. Employees are often the weakest link in a corporate network.
According to Trend Micro, wholly 91% of targeted attacks involve spear-phishing, and this is seen as the primary means by which attackers infiltrate target networks.
By running a phishing campaign, you can get a better understanding of just how vulnerable your own company is towards this threat, and act on it.
If your employees understand the mechanisms of phishing, they can apply this knowledge in their day-to-day work.
Your employees are your front line defense. Giving them a little paranoia about email, can be helpful in preventing them from making mistakes in the future.
By Juan J. Güelfo|2022-05-04T09:57:29+02:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: guides|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Phish your Employees
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