More than 90% of cyber attacks originate from successful phishing attacks
Successful breaches can have a significant impact on your organisation including loss of network functionality, hardware damage and damage to your organisations’ reputation.
As phishing emails and the associated techniques that malicious individuals are using become even more sophisticated and harder to identify, SES recommends that all organisations provide their employees with dedicated training to identify and quash phishing threats before they can take hold.
Why is it essential phishing threats are identified?
Your employees are your greatest resource, but also one of your organisations weakest links. We no longer live in a world where security awareness and being aware of possible threats is solely the responsibility of the IT department.
Employees are constantly exchanging emails, submitting payments and accessing important documents at all times of the day and night, so it has never been more important to empower your employees to keep your business safe and secure.
SES’s phishing assessments are designed to measure the level of awareness of these attacks within your workforce, boosting awareness of risk and demonstrating how all of your employees can help to improve Cyber Security within your workplace through better recognition of the potential dangers.
Reasons to perform Phishing Assessments
Secure your business
Educating your employees
Mitigate the risk
Our approach to Phishing Assessments
The Phishing Assessments we provide are designed to measure the level of awareness of this type of attack within your workforce. We use a simulated approach or ‘ethical attack’ to carry out a phishing campaign tailored to your organisation's requirements.
Our consultants utilise various techniques in an attempt to uncover dangerous behaviours taken by your employees, such as disclosing sensitive information such as; passwords, information about users and other confidential data.
The goal of these simulated attacks is not to point the finger or ridicule anyone. The vast majority of all cyber attacks originate from phishing and our intention is only to increase awareness of these attacks and the levels of realism used to demonstrate how convincing real phishing attacks can be. In turn, educating your employees on how to successfully defend against these attacks.
Benefits of using Phishing Assessments within your organisation
Improve awareness & identify risks
Customised to your industry
Bite sized training
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Our expertise. Your questions answered
What’s the easiest thing to implement in my office?
There are many controls every organisation should put in place to ensure good defence against cyber threats - from the basics like using anti-virus, email filters and firewalls, to more in-depth activities, like Penetration Testing and Phishing Assessments. One of the basic controls you can implement easily in both your professional and personal lives is good password hygiene. In some cases, your password is often the only thing keeping cyber criminals away from your sensitive information; length is the primary factor when creating a strong password—the longer it is, the more guesses will be needed by hackers to get it right.
Am I investing my Cyber Security budget correctly?
You could take a blanket approach and cover every possibility, but that’s an expensive strategy and your Finance Manager or CFO probably wouldn’t be happy to spend money unnecessarily. Every business faces different threats, so what the organisation in the next office needs to defend against isn’t necessarily what you need to invest in. It’s important to get an understanding of your threat profile and align that with the risks you’re willing to take (or not take). From there, you can decide what you should be investing in.
How do I educate my team to handle cyber threats?
The cyber threat is ever-changing and even with the best technical defences in place, the end-users (i.e. humans) are usually the weakest link. That is not to say that cyber security should only be non-technical, but it is important to have the right balance. Knowing where to start for cyber security generally can be difficult and working out what your team needs to know is a bit overwhelming. Like knowing where to invest your budget, how you train your team also starts with understanding your specific threats.
What do I do when something goes wrong?
Frustratingly, you’ve put in place all these useful security controls, but with the threats changing so often, keeping up can be hard. Therefore, it’s important to have the mindset that, it’s not about if you get breached, it’s about when you get breached and then how you handle it. Having a plan in place will ensure the consequences of a breach don’t undo of all your hard work in developing your organisation and building your reputation.