Phishing Assessment Services
Fact: 78% of people claim to know the risks associated with unknown links in emails and click the link anyway
Fact: Phishing attacks are the primary method bad actors use to gain access to your system, steal sensitive information or hold your information hostage with ransomware.
Phishing attacks — specifically spear phishing attacks that target specific individuals with personalized messages — remain among the top threats to organizations of all sizes and industries.
What Is a Phishing Attack?
Phishing attacks are forms of social engineering where criminals attempt to deceive users into revealing sensitive information or performing undesirable acts. Attackers could trick users into clicking a link that directs them to a malicious website or downloading an attachment that could infect their network with ransomware or malware.
Cybercriminals orchestrate the majority of phishing attacks through emails. They also use malicious websites and telephone scams to target vulnerable companies. The information technology (IT) industry often refers to phone attacks as vishing and text message attacks as smishing.
These attacks can lead to consequences such as sensitive data loss, compromised accounts and infections with ransomware. As more businesses become digitized and transfer to the cloud, communication networks globally face increased attacks in all shapes and forms.
Phishing Risk Assessments and Training From Compass IT Compliance
Simulated phishing tests are an essential component of an organization's information security program. Your employees are your first and last line of defense when it comes to mitigating your risk of a data breach or ransomware attack. For that reason, a successful phishing assessment plan includes three main components: