Don’t be fooled, phishing is no joke …
We recently conducted a test to highlight the threats of spear phishing. We did this to show how easy it is to be tricked by a phishing email, and why we all have to remind ourselves ever day to be extra vigilant.
33% OF OUR BROKER READERS FELL FOR THE SCAM of the people who opened the simulated spear phishing email, 33% clicked through to the fake “attack” website.
This is what spear phishing criminals do every day – impersonate a trusted brand to try and get you to go to sites that you should avoid, download viruses, or give away your passwords.
Why is this a concern for insurance brokers?
We see the crippling costs that a Spear phishing attack can lead to, especially for insurance brokers that handle sensitive data and have earned the trust of high-value customers – high-value targets in the eyes of criminals.
BOXX is collaborating with MonkPhish, who have built a fun Phish training/gaming platform designed for businesses like yours.
Teams, be they onsite or working remotely, can train themselves by sending each other spear phishing emails like this one. They become better at spotting suspicious emails and avoiding spear phishing attacks. Most importantly, they have fun while learning!
As part of our partnership with MonkPhish, BOXX brokers qualify for preferred rates with pricing starting as low as from $5.50 per month for companies with 20 employees or less.
Click here to find out more about MonkPhish.
With MonkPhish, all your employees are exposed to realistic simulated phishing emails in a fun and safe environment.
Through an engaging, hands-on game format, they learn how to recognize and respond to phishing attacks, preparing them for real attacks when they happen.
Wishing you a Phish-free rest of the year.
Spear-phishing: What is it? What to do?
In a cyber incident reported to us last week, a senior employee in the insured’s finance department discovered their email address had been compromised; when a phishing email was broadcast from their email address to their entire contact list.
Insider threats are more common than you think
The largest association of credit unions in North America, announced that over 2.9 million records of personal data had been leaked.
Sign up for the BOXX Insurance Newsletter
Get the latest updates about Cyber Insurance and Protection with our newsletter.