Phishing is a very real threat to every business, every day. In fact, a 2017 report from Verizon determined that 90% of all data breaches are caused by phishing attacks. The FBI reports that phishing costs U.S. businesses $500 million each year.
A company’s employees are the first line of defense against phishing, but unfortunately many aren’t adequately trained to spot and avoid these attacks.
Sadly, scammers have taken advantage of the public’s concerns over COVID-19 to lure people into giving away critical information like account numbers, passwords, and Social Security numbers, as we previously reported. With phishing scams becoming more prevalent and more difficult to detect, up-to-date education and training is critical.
Phishing Protection Training From Sunstate
Help is here! Thanks to a partnership with cybersecurity solutions provider Webroot, Sunstate now offers company-wide phishing protection training for all of our clients.
Here’s what the training includes:
- How to avoid phishing and other types of social engineering cyber attacks
- How to spot potential malware behaviors
- How to report possible security threats
- How to follow company IT policies and best practices
- How to adhere to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
The training puts your team through realistic phishing simulations, testing their awareness and allowing you to monitor their responses. Users are then directed to relevant awareness programs to sharpen their skills.
A thoroughly trained team can significantly reduce your company’s risk by decreasing malware infections (and related data and network recovery costs).
Are you confident that your employees can detect and avoid the next phishing attack that comes their way?
If not, we’re here for you. Contact your account representative or call 888.368.2024 for more information on our phishing protection solution.