Effective Phishing Simulations To Uncover Your Biggest Risks
Get your employees geared up for dangerous real-world attacks by putting them through the ultimate phishing simulation campaign.
Build Well-Armed Security Teams With Uncanny Simulations
Designed by Australians, for our digital landscape. CyberSafe's Simulated Phishing Attack service uncovers hidden vulnerabilities in your organisation, identifies additional training requirements to build employees' security awareness, and helps future-proof against evolving cyber threats. Protect your business, your people and your sensitive information from social engineering attacks by building phishing awareness.
How Phishing Simulations Work
A phishing simulation is a safe way to understand how real-world cyber threats operate. It's a mock attack that targets employees, as real phishing attempts would, presenting them with carefully designed schemes to trick them into releasing sensitive data. In a trial space, these simulated phishing emails can be sent at scale throughout the organisation, testing end users at all levels of the business to identify security awareness, how their behaviour online could create vulnerabilities, and whether they're prepared to handle real attacks. If people on your team click on a link in a suspicious email, there's probably a need for increased awareness training. Think of it as a safety net for your cyber security strategy, testing readiness without getting near any malware.
The CyberSafe Difference
Our phishing simulation service is carefully designed to look and feel like the real thing, mimicking real phishing emails and phishing scams that your employees are likely to get.
We take care of everything, so you can test your team's phishing awareness hassle-free. From launching the phishing simulation to reporting on the outcome, we'll manage things end-to-end.
For the local market
We get the Australian cyber security landscape, the phishing campaigns that occur here and the style of common phishing attacks, so our simulations are tailored for your end users.
Our simulated phishing attack will produce comprehensive data on your team's awareness of social engineering attacks so you can review and improve your cyber security strategy.
Integrates easily into training
Once you've got the data, you can boost your employees' readiness with our security awareness training program, filling in any gaps on their phishing detection and prevention.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you conduct a phishing simulation?
Once you've locked in the scale of the test, we'll send your employees a carefully designed simulated phishing email sans the malware, and record activity on team members that click through suspicious links, or offer up sensitive data. This data then gets provided to you, so you can determine the security awareness levels of your team, and if further phishing awareness training is required.
Are phishing simulations effective?
A phishing simulation is a great way to do a health check on employee behaviour online as it pertains to your security. Majority of cyber threats are tied to human error, which makes your people a vulnerability. As phishing scams evolve quickly and get more complex, they're harder to identify, and it's important to invest in security awareness training that keeps your team up to date right alongside this.
To be truly effective, it's recommended that organisations host phishing simulations regularly, at least a couple of times a year or annually, at different levels of the organisation, to keep on top of training needs.
What is the most important metric in a phishing simulation?
There are three main things you're looking out for:
- The open rate - that is how many employees actually opened the simulated phishing emails. You can conduct A/B tests to determine what elements create trust - the subject line, sender, preview text, etc and tailor your follow up training to address this.
- The click rate - once employees are in the email, are they downloading email attachments or clicking on links? Here you'll need to determine what in the contents of the email created trust.
- The report rate - how many employees are actually reporting what they think is a phishing scam, have they recognised it accurately and are being proactive about cyber security?
What happens if my team fails the phishing test?
Phishing simulations are designed to uncover vulnerabilities so that you can conduct further security awareness training. It's not a bad thing to fail if there's an opportunity to learn from the mistake. CyberSafe's Phishing Simulation service integrates easily with our Phishing Indicators & Attack Prevention module, part of our overall Cyber Security Training Program to help employees recognise the indicators of a phishing attack, understand the risks that phishing scams present, and how they can proactively prevent these threats.