Proofpoint State of the Phish 2020

Cyber criminals are taking a people-centric approach to phishing attacks. Is your organization taking a people-centric approach to phishing prevention?

The sixth annual State of the Phish again delivers critical, actionable insights into the current state of the phishing threat, including:

  • The end-user awareness and knowledge gaps that could be negatively impacting your cybersecurity defenses
  • The impacts infosec professionals are experiencing as a result of phishing attacks and the ways they’re attempting to combat these threats
  • How organizations are delivering phishing awareness training, and the ways they measure program success

You will see data related to the following:

3,500+ technology user insights
Results of a third-party survey of more than 3,500 working adults across seven countries—the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom—provide a global perspective on the cybersecurity awareness levels of the average end-user.

A survey of more than 600 IT security professionals
Proofpoint surveyed IT security professionals from the same seven countries. They shared insights about what they’re experiencing within their organizations, how they are responding to attacks and the steps they’re taking to improve security postures.

Nearly 50 million simulated phishing emails
Proofpoint compiled and analyzed data from nearly 50 million simulated phishing emails sent to end-users over a one-year period via its cloud-based Security Education Platform.

More than 9 million reported emails
Proofpoint logged more than 9 million emails reported by their customers’ end users over a 12-month span. Their analysis of this data helps to prove out the importance of establishing easy-to-use reporting channels for employees.

19 industries
Proofpoint compares and contrasts failure rates and reporting rates among organizations across 19 industries.

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