What is Phishing Awareness Training?

83% of UK businesses that suffered a cyber attack in 2022 reported the attack type as phishing. Your employees are your biggest vulnerability – preparing them to recognise and report phishing attempts will help strengthen your organisation’s cybersecurity.

It’s impossible to prevent phishing attacks from happening, even with spam filters, nothing is bulletproof. That’s where phishing awareness training comes in. Phishing awareness training educates your employees on how to spot and report suspected phishing attempts, this will help protect themselves and the company from cybercriminals, hackers, and other ‘bad guys’ who want to get into your digital infrastructure.

What are the benefits of phishing awareness training?

Phishing attacks are the most common cause of data breaches with an estimated 3.4 billion spam emails sent a day. Here are the key advantages for businesses when training their employees:

  • Increase in cybersecurity
  • Empowered employees who recognise attacks
  • Enhanced employee knowledge in the dangers
  • Tailored and customisable training
  • Reporting that provides risk scoring by employee

By incorporating phishing awareness training into your business security strategy, you can empower your employees to recognise malicious attacks. This helps maintain the security of your digital infrastructure and reduces the chance of potential costly data breaches.

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Why work with AAG?

AAG holds both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation from the National Cyber Security Centre.

We have a wealth of experience and the technical capability to ensure clients are cyber secure. We can not only assist with building a robust digital infrastructure and bullet-proof action plan, but can also work as an extension to your team to help empower your employees with their technology and cyber security.

We take away the tech jargon and keep the process clear, no matter what area we’re helping your organisation get prepared with.

FAQ's

Let’s try to answer some common questions. If we’ve missed anything or you’re still not quite sure then our responsive team are just a contact form away.

What are the requirements for phishing training?

Training should be as entertaining and engaging as possible, with a variety of videos, case studies, and on-the-spot tests through phishing emails. Where possible, there should be an interactive component, where employees are challenged on recognising best practices and actual phishing attempts.

Our training provides an interactive video library, regular email tests and real-life examples.

How often should you train for phishing?

Cyber criminals are forever enhancing their techniques to make their phishing attacks more and more believable. They catch you out when you’re most busy and you’re rushing through your ever-growing email inbox. With this in mind, phishing training should happen regularly without disrupting your workflow.

What information does a phishing attack take?

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. If you are a business, attaining login credentials allows a cyber criminal into your systems where they can view customer data, credit card details, and other confidential data.

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Charles Griffiths
Director of Technology and Innovation

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