Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 20 | Page 28


KnowBe4 phishing test results reveal trend towards businessrelated emails

KnowBe4 , the provider of some of the world ’ s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform , has announced the results of its Q3 2022 Phishing Report .

The results include the top email subjects clicked on in phishing tests and reflect the shift from personal to business-related email subjects including internal requests and updates from Human Resources , IT and managers .
Phishing emails regularly plague organizations around the globe . Research from cloud and email security specialist Avanan , reveals that nearly 19 % of phishing emails were bypassed by the anti-malware app , Microsoft Defender . This is a key indicator as to why technology and email filters cannot be relied on as the sole method of protection against malicious emails .
Q3 ’ s phishing test results reveal that 40 % of email subjects are HR related , creating a sense of urgency in users to act quickly , sometimes before thinking logically and taking the time to question the email ’ s legitimacy .
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