Phishing Simulation Risk Assessment
Aurora Security Consulting Serivces team can provide a Phishing Simulation Risk Assessment. A Phishing Simulation Risk Assessment measures an organization’s current level of susceptibility for a phishing attack by performing a controlled phishing attack against employees. This controlled phishing attack targets a subset of employees within each department of an organization. When its applicable, it will also target employees from each department across multiple office in order to allow for trends across an organization.
Phishing attacks are designed to deceive people into giving away their sensitive information including their password to a malicious third party. They also may deceive individuals into performing an action such as downloading malware that will give a hacker remote control over the individual victim’s computer.
Organizations can begin to understand their current security posture when it comes to the risk of phishing attacks by evaluating their organization. Phishing Simulation Risk Assessment in the form of a controlled phishing attack should be included as a part of regular security assessments. Managers must evaluate if they can expect employees to click on malicious link within an email and if they would further disclose authentication credentials or download malicious payloads. Security professionals must identify if their employees are susceptible to phishing attacks and if so, in which offices or departments are the vulnerabilities. Aurora’s phishing simulation risk assessment will help identify weaknesses within an organization’s security posture as it pertains to phishing attacks.
After the phishing simulation risk assessment, we will return data that will assist in gauging the organization’s current level of susceptibility to a phishing attack. We will provide the number of users who clicked a malicious link within an email, the number of people who entered their corporate domain credentials into a phishing website, and the number of users who downloaded or attempted to download a malicious payload. Additionally, we will report on any employees who replied directly to the phishing attack.
In the phishing simulation risk assessment, we will provide a breakdown of susceptible employees into various demographics including the office in which they are located, their department and location. In some cases, users still click on malicious links even after there has been an internal security response.
By learning the trends across an organization when it comes to susceptibility to a phishing attack, an organization will be able to evaluate whether current employee security training is effective.
We will implement and investigate strategies for mitigating risks. Our varied approaches, when combined, have proven to be extremely effective in cutting down an organization’s susceptibility to a phishing attack.
To schedule a phishing simulation risk assessment today, or to learn more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-282-0696.