More Security Awareness through Our Spear Phishing Campaign

20. June 2016

Spear Phishing refers to targeted fraud attempts via email that are among today’s top cyber hazards for businesses and companies. One click by a single employee can often suffice to subject your whole business to an attack. Without sensitised and educated personnel, an effective defence against this form of cyber-attack is impossible.

“The degree of professionalism with which Spear Phishing attacks are being carried out has been dramatically increasing over the last few years. People trust the email they receive, since the sender is seemingly familiar and specifically references existing business processes. Many click on the link or the attached file and unknowingly cause malicious software to be installed or sensitive data to be stolen,” explains Christian Frei, Head of Security Analyses & Pentests at usd.
The usd Spear Phishing campaign is an effective tool to raise awareness among your employees or to verify the success of past training sessions. A scheduled, simulated attack via email is carried out on your behalf. It is then recorded how many employees of your target group fail to recognise the attack attempt and actually click on the link presented in the phishing email prepared by usd.

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