Is Phishing A Threat?

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With all the information security threat vectors, is phishing a threat? Yes. Social engineering attacks are growing and phishing is a common social engineering tactic. The presentation highlights several key facts relating to phishing as a threat vector.

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Is Phishing A Threat?

  1. 1. Is Phishing A Threat?
  2. 2. The Total Number Of Phishing Attacks Was 59% Higher In 2012 Than 2011. Source: RSA Report On Phishing
  3. 3. And It’s Getting Worse
  4. 4. In 2012-2013, 37.3 million users were subjected to phishing attacks. Up 87% from 2011-2012. Source: Kaspersky Labs: Evolution of Phishing 2011-2013
  5. 5. Phishing is the most prevalent web-borne attack, affecting 55% of companies. Source: Kaspersky Labs: Evolution of Phishing 2011-2013
  6. 6. In the past 12 months, 91% of companies surveyed had at least one external IT security incident Source: Kaspersky Labs Report
  7. 7. Of Security Breaches Involved Social Tactics Source: 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
  8. 8. Phishing Is The Most Used Social Tactic 71% Source: 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
  9. 9. Have you tested your employees? Our easy-to-use software allows any company to conduct social engineering tests via phishing. Free Trial

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