KnowBe4, has released the new Phishing by Industry Benchmarking Report to measure an organization’s average Phish-prone percentage, which indicates how many of their employees are likely to fall for a phishing or social engineering scam.
The 2019 study analyzed a data set of nearly nine million users across 18,000 organizations with over 20 million simulated phishing security tests. In this report, research from KnowBe4 highlights employee Phish-prone™ percentages by industry, revealing at-risk users that are susceptible to phishing or social engineering attacks. Taking it a step further, the research also reveals radical drops in careless clicking after 90 days and 12 months of new-school security awareness training.
The initial baseline phishing test was administered to organizations that hadn’t conducted any security awareness training. The results indicated a high level of risk, with an average initial baseline Phish-prone percentage of 29.6 percent, up 2.6 percent from 2018, across all industries and sizes. Every organization regardless of size and vertical is susceptible to phishing and social engineering without computer-based training.
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