It seems like every day we see in the news that another organization was compromised. If we dig deep into the root cause of these breaches we find a very common theme – phishing. Phishing is the act of sending fraudulent emails or messages with the intention of tricking the recipient into revealing sensitive information or downloading malware onto their device. Unfortunately, phishing attacks have become increasingly common and sophisticated over the years, making them the number one way organizations get breached.
The reason for this is simple: phishing attacks are effective. They prey on human nature, taking advantage of our curiosity, trust, and emotions to get us to do something we wouldn’t normally do. It only takes one employee to fall for a well-crafted phishing attack and an entire organization can be compromised.
This is why having a phishing test by an external cybersecurity company is the best bang for your buck in regards to securing your organization. These tests involve sending simulated phishing emails to employees and tracking who clicks on the links or provides sensitive information. The results of the test can be used to identify vulnerabilities in your organization’s security and to provide targeted training and awareness programs to employees.
Here are a few reasons why a phishing test is a worthwhile investment:
Phishing is the number one way organizations get breached, and having a phishing test by an external cybersecurity company is the best way to secure your organization. It helps identify vulnerabilities, provides valuable training, and is cost-effective. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your organization from a phishing attack.
Want to know more? Brackish can help. Please reach out to us for more information on our custom phishing engagements.