Simulated Phishing Exercise

What is a Simulated Phishing Exercise?

A simulated phishing exercise helps to raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guards your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats. By training your employees for what a phishing attack looks like, they are more likely to identify and report scams.

What is Phishing?

Cybercriminals increasingly use phishing attacks to obtain sensitive information such as credit card details and login credentials, by disguising themselves as a well-known brand/company or senior staff member in an email. Often this might be a company that is part of your supply chain or senior contact within one of these companies.

Phishing emails are commonly used to distribute malware and spyware through embedded links or email attachments that will steal information and perform other malicious tasks.

How does a Simulated Phishing Exercise work?

  • We recommend conducting a baseline assessment before pairing our Security Awareness training and a repeated Simulated Phishing Exercise to demonstrate the impact of our training.

  • The aim is that your employees should recognise the phishing email and report this to your IT department and not click the links.

  • The phishing simulation will run for 1-2 weeks. After the simulation has finished we will provide you with a report on the performance of your staff.

  • The reports we provide are comprehensive with a detailed breakdown, including graphs and stats on key security awareness indicators.

  • Best practice recommends that your business performs a simulated phishing exercise quarterly.

  • Your first simulated phishing exercise will provide you with a baseline for how successful the simulation was and future simulations will allow you to identify how well your staff have performed against the initial baseline.

What are the benefits of a Simulated Phishing Exercise?

  • You can educate your staff about the latest phishing techniques, our training can show them the latest phishing email examples and what to look out for.

  • You can test their response through phishing simulations to help protect your business against cyberattacks.

  • Simulated Phishing Exercise emails are based on existing scams and can be customised based on company services and any threats specific to your industry/sector.

  • As phishing attacks continue to evolve and use more sophisticated attack techniques, designed to fool employees. Testing your staff response will reduce the risk that your business will face data loss, financial fraud, operating time lost or negative PR.

  • We can provide bite-sized training videos to use alongside a Simulated Phishing Exercise to help educate any high-risk staff members in your organisation.

By delivering Security Awareness Training alongside our Simulated Phishing Exercise we can help your business fight phishing and other social-engineering attacks. 

Our service gives continuous simulation and training to understand the latest attack techniques, recognise when something looks wrong, and help you stop fraud, data loss and brand damage in its tracks.

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