image credit: Pixabay

How to Catch a Phish: Where Employee Awareness Falls Short

July 12, 2019

Advanced phishing techniques and poor user behaviors that exacerbate the threat of successful attacks.

Teaching employees how to spot malicious emails is one of many steps toward keeping phishing attacks at bay. As attackers adopt more advanced techniques, it’s imperative teams also learn how the behavior inside and outside their inboxes can put a business at risk.

For the fourth annual “Beyond the Phish” report, Proofpoint researchers pulled data from nearly 130 million responses submitted to its Security Education Platform between Jan. 1, 2018, and Feb 28, 2019. It’s tough to compare the newest 2019 results with previous years because this time employees were quizzed on a newly expanded range of more advanced cybersecurity topics.

Read More on Dark Reading