The results of the 2019 KnowBe4 Phishing Industry Benchmarking Report clearly show where organizations’ Phish-prone percentages started and where they ended up after 12 months of regular testing and security awareness training. The study analyzed a data set that included nearly nine million users across 18,000 KnowBe4 customers with over 20 million simulated phishing security tests across nineteen different industries.
The overall industry initial Phish-prone percentage benchmark turned out to be a troubling 30%. Fortunately, the data showed that this 30% can be brought down nearly half to just 15% in only 90 days by deploying new-school security awareness training. The 365-day results show that by following these best practices, the final Phish-prone percentage can be minimized to 2% on average. Read the full report.
Virtual Risk Officer (VRO) feature, provides insight and actionable metrics that will allow you to understand the attack surface of your organization, and learn what users might be more vulnerable to a phishing attack. VRO provides dynamic risk scores, assigned to users, groups, and your organization as a whole, which enable you to make data-driven decisions when it comes to your security awareness plan and understand what users are the most susceptible to a phishing attack. You can even use Smart Group conditional statements that will allow selection based on individual risk scores. To see a quick video overview of VRO, click here.