The disaster that a phishing attack can trigger is known. Many of us have at least heard of it or read about the cost and the hard times an instinctive click can cause. It is also known that many Advanced Persistant Threats (APT) use these tactics on a large scale. Only one person is needed as a victim of these types of threats to put the entire organization at risk.

If we could evaluate these risks – or most importantly – the human risk, how many calamities would we avoid?

For this, we recommend a great tool that can become our best ally: a phishing simulator.

From a central console in the cloud, with Sophos Phish Threat, we can choose from dozens of configurations to create legitimate phishing simulations accompanied by mini sessions of self-training for our team. The advantages of this type of analysis and probes within an organization are priceless. In addition to improving the ability of users to detect a phishing attack and ‘see’ how it works, we give them the advantage of learning from their mistakes without causing havoc, and by so, to think before clicking on links and emails of dubious origins.

Another great advantage is being able to analyze the results and actions of our team and determine the risk that our company is exposed to when it comes to social engineering.

Many of the recent Persistent Advanced Threats (APTs) have used phishing as initial attack vectors to launch large-scale attacks. Only one employee is needed as a victim of these types of threats to put an entire organization at risk.

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Wajdi A. Ayach

Author Wajdi A. Ayach

Changes are challenging, and cybersecurity is like a moving target that we have to mitigate through continuous adjustments.

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