The 7 Deadly Sins Of Information Security

No. 4: Let's Go Phishing

Nearly 70 percent of IT security pros admit that they sometimes come across phishing emails that snuck past the spam filters. And, falling for these attempts is not just for the Great Unwashed. Approximately 27 percent of IT organizations have top executives or privileged users who, though they should probably know better, have fallen prety to malicious email attacks. The good news is that when users are properly trained on how to spot phishing attempts, they fall for it 42 percent less frequently than those who have not been trained.

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