Proofpoint Simulated Phishing Campaigns
Mark Cooley, Vice President of Security and Compliance, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Involta, No. 255 on the 2021 CRN Solution Provider 500
Phishing attack prevention is all about end-user awareness and ongoing training. As I mentioned before, phishing attacks are a people and process vulnerability that is often overlooked. There are a variety of tools in the marketplace that companies can use to deploy phishing tests and management. At Involta, we utilize a service from Proofpoint to run simulated phishing campaigns on a regular basis. The goal of the campaign is to test, educate, and provide the skills necessary for our users to recognize the characteristics of phishing messages. Being consistent with simulated phishing has been a huge success for us, and the skills and awareness that we provide filters down to our customers.