2020 Phishing Attack Landscape

Cybersecurity Insiders released a report on the 2020 Phishing Attack Landscape Report, which has found increase of phishing attacks in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phishing has become a daily word in 2020 and it appears to continue and increase until the end of 2020. CIT can help make your employees phishing aware through our Security Awareness Training.

The Phishing Attack Landscape Survey reveals the latest trends, challenges and best practices for email security, arming organizations with the information required to better protect against today’s advanced threats. 

Key findings include:
• Over a third of respondents (36%) were not confident that employees at their organizations would be able to spot and avoid an email phishing attack in real-time. Furthermore, 38% of respondents said that over the past year, someone within their organization has fallen victim to a phishing attack.
• 53% of respondents say that their organization has seen an increase in email phishing attacks during COVID-19. Nearly a third (30%) say that email phishing attacks have become more successful during COVID-19.
• On average, organizations in the survey are remediating 1,185 phishing attacks every month, an average of 40 each day. However, only 6% of phishing attacks result in a breach.

2021 is the year for the security team to expand beyond their walls, how does your company do it? Security Awareness Training!

Security Awareness Training can help your employees learn how to identify and report any suspicious activity. Remember it’s not a one and done training . . .needs to be done upon hiring, then reminds throughout the year for the entire company.

** Information was taken directly from Cybersecurity Insiders download 2020 Phishing Attack Landscape Report page.

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