Year of the phish 2021

Could 2021 be the “Year of the Phish”? 2020 is coming to the end, so what will 2021 hold for the cybersecurity world? If the latest trends tell us anything, then phishing may be at the top of the list.

Phishing attacks are the rises according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Phishing Activity Trends Report for the 3rd quarter of 2020:

  • Q3 saw 572K unique websites used for phishing purposes. This is a 115% increase from the 3rd quarter last year and 289% increase from Q2 of this year.
  • Q3 saw 367K unique phishing campaigns, over triple the 118K seen the same time last year and 128K in Q2 of this year

Start 2021 with Security Awareness Training for employees! Remember it’s not a one and done, you need to continue to remind/train throughout the year. But, too much can be a bad thing, too.

CIT is here and can help with your Security Awareness Training.

Microsoft MVP Nick Cavalancia says in a recent article on the topic of phishing awareness that “The current state of both cyberattacks and lack of cyber-readiness dictates that your organization look to elevate its security stance by making its users more aware of phishing attacks, the methods used, and the repercussions of attack success.”

Continue to remind/train your employees throughout the year with our Phishing for Awareness Series:

Pop-up messages, email spoofing & URL Phishing Attack

Business Email Compromise Schemes and Website Spoofing

Impersonation and Social Media

Spear Phishing & Subdomain Attacks

Malware Injection & Image Phishing

Clone, Man-in-the-Middle & Search Engine Phishing Attacks

The most dangerous aspect of Phishing is that 97% of your employees may not be able to identify a phishing email leaving your business vulnerable. This is why it is important that all employees go through Security Awareness Training so they can recognize a potential phishing scam.

Will 2021 be “the Year of the Phish” not if we can help it!

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