PhishMe has Trained More Than 1 Million Users to Protect Themselves from Spear Phishing Attacks

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PhishMe Identified 58 Percent of People as Susceptible to Phishing When Untrained or Undertrained

Intrepidus Group, a leading provider of information security services and software, today announced that its award-winning spear phishing training solution, PhishMe, was used to train over 1 million people in the last twelve months. As a result, the company sent over 2 million mock phishing emails and has collected significant information on the habits and susceptibility of today’s corporate email user. After mining and analyzing the results of the mock phishing training emails, the experts found that: • 58% of people are susceptible to phishing when untrained or "trained" via conventional techniques including poster campaigns • Susceptibility to phishing drops by 60% between successive educational mock phishing runs • When educational mock phishing is run on a quarterly basis susceptibility drops to single digit percentages and stays there consistently • Phishing emails that employ an authoritative tone to lure the recipient to act on the email are 25% more successful in doing so than emails that offer the potential of a reward To help combat cyber crime, Intrepidus Group created PhishMe, a first-on-the-market employee education solution that develops a human firewall against phishing attacks. Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies alike across multiple vertical market sectors including financial services, healthcare, and defense contracting have chosen to protect their employees and their critical information using PhishMe. “We continue to use the knowledge we gain on human behavior to enhance our PhishMe solution,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO of Intrepidus Group. “Employee education works when done right.” About PhishMe PhishMe is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed to help prevent damage, theft and loss caused by targeted (spear) phishing attacks. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against employees, provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, and most importantly provides instant, targeted employee training. ### All product and company names herein are or may be trademarks of their respective owners. Intrepidus Group 14525B Lee Road Chantilly, VA 20151 http://www.IntrepidusGroup.com http://www.PhishMe.com Intrepidus Group, a leading provider of information security services and software, today announced that its award-winning spear phishing training solution, PhishMe, was used to train over 1 million people in the last twelve months. As a result, the company sent over 2 million mock phishing emails and has collected significant information on the habits and susceptibility of today’s corporate email user.

After mining and analyzing the results of the mock phishing training emails, the experts found that:

  •     58% of people are susceptible to phishing when untrained or "trained" via conventional techniques including poster campaigns
  •     Susceptibility to phishing drops by 60% between successive educational mock phishing runs
  •     When educational mock phishing is run on a quarterly basis susceptibility drops to single digit percentages and stays there consistently
  •     Phishing emails that employ an authoritative tone to lure the recipient to act on the email are 25% more successful in doing so than emails that offer the potential of a reward

To help combat cyber crime, Intrepidus Group created PhishMe, a first-on-the-market employee education solution that develops a human firewall against phishing attacks. Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies alike across multiple vertical market sectors including financial services, healthcare, and defense contracting have chosen to protect their employees and their critical information using PhishMe.

“We continue to use the knowledge we gain on human behavior to enhance our PhishMe solution,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO of Intrepidus Group. “Employee education works when done right.”

About PhishMe
PhishMe is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed to help prevent damage, theft and loss caused by targeted (spear) phishing attacks. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against employees, provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, and most importantly provides instant, targeted employee training.

All product and company names herein are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Intrepidus Group
14525B Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151
http://www.IntrepidusGroup.com
http://www.PhishMe.com

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