According to a study by Wombat Security Technologies, technology users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago. Across all of the industries the participants were from, they overall performed better this year on questions around identifying phishing attacks, answering incorrectly only a quarter of the time on average, compared to a little over a quarter in 2016. This report offers an opportunity for organizations to assess their end users’ cybersecurity knowledge and evaluate how proactive they are being on the security awareness training front.
Wombat Security Technologies (2017). Wombat Security’s 2017 beyond the phish report. Pittsburgh, PA: Wombat Security Technologies. https://info.wombatsecurity.com/hubfs/2017%20Beyond%20the%20Phish%20Report/Wombat_BeyondthePhish17_FINAL.pdf?submissionGuid=eab8dae3-5e19-45ea-a59c-7c26151aa461