2020 Phishing Attack Report Shows Over Half of Respondents Noticed Increase in Attacks

Phishing Attacks RiseCybersecurity Insiders released a report on the 2020 Phishing Attack Landscape Report, which noted the increase of phishing attacks in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This survey showed the latest trends and best practices which will help your protect your organization on how to stay safe from the potential threats. 

Some more key findings quoted from the report include: 

  • Over a third of respondents (36%) were not confident that employees at their organizations would be able to spot and avoid an email phishing attack in real-time. Furthermore, 38% of respondents said that over the past year, someone within their organization has fallen victim to a phishing attack.
  • 53% of respondents say that their organization has seen an increase in email phishing attacks during COVID-19. Nearly a third (30%) say that email phishing attacks have become more successful during COVID-19.
  • On average, organizations in the survey are remediating 1,185 phishing attacks every month, an average of 40 each day.

These alarming stats should be eye opening for your security team to take action. New-school security awareness training can help your users learn how to identify and report any suspicious activity. 

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