What is a phishing simulator?
A phishing simulation allows employees to understand how phishing attacks work, the tactics used by hackers, and how to recognize the signs of a phishing attack and prevent it from succeeding. A phishing simulator is a tool used to design, create and launch an ethical attack aiming to raise awareness among employees of the risk of a real attack.
A phishing simulator also serves as an evaluation tool of previous training activities To get the best out simulated phishing training, a well-defined process must be executed. According to cybersecurity best practices, the ideal training path must have at least the following minimal characteristics:
- - The training must start with an internal seminar to explain what phishing is, how it works and what risks and damages it can cause;
- - At least 3 times per year, it is recommended to apply phishing simulation to test employees;
- - Every phishing simulation needs to analyze the results of the exercise and show the statistics of the simulation;
- - At the end, the employees that fail in the test must receive additional training.