RSA, Epsilon, ORNL, Sony, and countless others may have got you thinking – “Maybe we have a spear phishing problem.” You might be thinking you need to apply the classic IT Security audit-assessment approach of test to quantify to understand the risk spear phishing presents to your organization.
To help companies better understand the importance of spear phishing penetration testing and the valuable education opportunities they provide an organization, PhishMe is hosting a webinar on July 7, 2011, Spear Phishing Pentests: A Wasted Opportunity. As PhishMe co-founder and CTO, I will be conducting the webinar and drawing on my years of experience to address the misconceptions of ethical-hacking focused penetration testing, while outlining the best practices for conducting and assessing mock spear phishing attacks.
At PhishMe we focus on educating users on the best ways to protect themselves from the latest scams – helping them understand that regardless of how good an anti-virus solution or firewall is, phishing attacks are designed to get around them. Online criminals understand that the best way into a network is to get invited in, not scanning thousands of ports hoping for a crack in the armor. With nearly 2 million users trained, we have proven that proper use of mock phishing and targeted education campaigns can reduce an employee’s susceptibility to an attack by over 80percent. This number increases even further with continued training.
If you are an organization who is thinking about performing a spear phishing penetration test, join me on July 7, 2011 to learn just how easily you can ensure your organization’s safety against the growing threat of spear phishing attacks. To register for the free webinar, please click here: Spear Phishing Pentests: A Wasted Opportunity.
Aaron Higbee, Co-Founder and CTO, PhishMe