WatchGuard’s CTO Corey Nachreiner recently wrote a column for Dark Reading explaining why companies should include fake phishing email in any well-rounded security education program. What’s the best way to reinforce the phishing curriculum in your organizations’ security education program? Send your users fake phishing emails and see if they fall for them. Teaching employees how to spot these malicious email campaigns can have a huge return on investment.
Here are several reasons why targeting employees with phishing emails benefits any company:
- Practical tests are the best measure of understanding.
- Practical assessment can reveal training gaps.
- They help employees recognize their own level of understanding.
- They help you measure the actual value of your training.
Read the full article in Dark Reading to learn about the many benefits of phishing your own employees and get tips from Corey on how to make your security training program more effective. You can also check out other real-life examples of phishing attempts WatchGuard has found in the wild here on Secplicity.