The Defendify Phishing Simulation Tool automates how businesses train employees to identify and avoid engaging with phishing emails. No need to build individual emails, or design campaigns: IT administrators only need to input what email addresses to test, and the Defendify Phishing Simulation Tool does the rest.
Automatic simulated campaigns mimic real life, recent, and relevant phishing style attacks
Employees who click are immediately shown a short point-of-failure spot training video
Post-email reports show which employees failed the current test, who is at the highest risk, and overall campaign analytics
Regularly testing your team with the Phishing Simulation Tool will help reinforce best practices to avoid a phishing attack, while providing administrators with easy-to-understand metrics on employee improvement.
What are phishing simulations?
Phishing simulations are actual emails sent to employees that are meant to mimic real life, recent, and relevant phishing style attacks. These simulated phishing attacks help guard your business against social-engineering threats by training your employees to identify and report them.
Typically, a phishing simulation is paired with a point-of-failure training when someone clicks on a link or opens an attachment. These trainings commonly come in the form of a a quick quiz or short video meant to reinforce the practice of carefully reviewing emails and following proper protocol.
Who are phishing simulations for?
Phishing simulations are an excellent tool for organizations of all sizes. All it takes is one click on the wrong email to open the door for an attack. And since real phishing emails target everyone from interns to the CEO, phishing simulations should be sent to everyone in the organization.
Managing phishing simulations (i.e. building and launching campaigns, producing and sharing reports, etc.) typically fall to either the IT or HR department.
Metrics on clicks and training completion should be reviewed by managers or senior leadership to better understand trends and where new tools or processes might be needed to enforce safe email habits and protect sensitive company data.
Why are phishing simulations important?
94% of malware is delivered via email. By regularly receiving phishing simulations employees are better equipped to recognize suspicious emails and protect your business from a cybersecurity incident.
Regular phishing simulations reinforce email best-practices. By clicking on phishing simulation email links and attachments and completing training, everyone learns how to recognize and avoid phishing attacks. Email users are more likely to slow down and pay attention to the sender, the links in the email, and any attachments—all ways malware can be delivered.
Phishing simulations train your team to be cyber-defenders! Now that your employees know what they are looking for they will be more likely to report suspicious emails to IT who can in turn warn the rest of the company and block the sender.
Identify employee phishing vulnerabilities before attackers do
The most common way cybercriminals steal company data and passwords is by sending emails to employees that appear trustworthy. A simple click can open the door for immediate and future cyberattacks. To create a strong cybersecurity culture, it is important to test and train employees regularly to stay vigilant and know how to spot potential phishing threats.
When to conduct a company-wide phishing simulation
Regular, but unpredictable phishing simulation emails help safeguard employees from falling victim to an actual phishing attack. Defendify's Phishing Simulation Tool will send a monthly notice to administrators with details on what campaign will be launching, and when to expect the email to send. Then as planned, a phishing campaign is sent to those email users.