A Security Officer Debate: Are simulated phishing attacks an effective approach to security awareness and training?
Phishing, and the more targeted and sophisticated spear-phishing, is the weapon of choice for the modern cyber-criminal. There is no fool proof technological defense; and contemporary thought focuses now on training the user to recognize and resist targeted social engineering. How are top companies using training to maximize strengths and avoid pitfalls? What information can we gather from simulated attack training?
Wombat Security Technologies hosted a discussion with senior CSOs from Fortune 500 companies about these issues and their experiences in the use of simulated attack training to combat employee phishing. This report showcases the discussion and highlights tips implementing and managing simulated attack training as part of a continuous training methodology.
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