OnDemand | National Treasure of Cybersecurity: Guarding Against BEC and Phishing Attacks
56% of U.S. state and local governments reported being a victim of an attack and/or being under constant attack1. A major security threat is vulnerable employees. Employees let malware in — via email or texts/SMS — by way of an attachment or link. An IDC survey from March 2023 showed that the most significant sources of initial compromise for ransomware incidents in governments were an employee opening a malicious attachment in a phishing email (28% of respondents) or clicking on a malicious URL in a phishing email (18% of respondents).
Arming employees with the knowledge of security awareness and tangible practices reinforces an agency's cyber defense.
Watch this discussion to learn more on how your organization can:
- Implement a security first mindset within the organization;
- Identify the most targeted users;
- Analyze your organization’s risk and gain threat intelligence.
1According to IDC's 2022 Government Buyer Intelligence Survey of 986 U.S. state and local respondents.