Some interesting and rather alarming findings from a recent survey around Security Awareness Training (SAT): source 1,000 people surveyed by One Poll for PhishMe.
- 9% thought phishing was ‘a new social media tool'
- Another 14% simply did not know what it is
- 16% admitted being tricked by a phishing scam
As we know, it only takes one hit to be effective.
Regular training is the first line of defence where behaviour change and understanding is measured. Lack of knowledge, or knowledge without understanding, is not what security awareness training is about.
Some further reading:
'Ministry of Justice' scam email attracts hundreds of calls
One in four UK office workers don't know what phishing
Security awareness training services
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