There’s no question that organizations (and individuals) faced many challenges in 2020, both new and familiar. Information security teams felt the strain, too.
On top of “ordinary” cybersecurity issues, professionals in these roles dealt with an explosion of pandemic-themed phishing scams and a continued surge in ransomware attacks—all while attempting to transition many users to work-from-home environments, effectively overnight.
The seventh annual State of the Phish report explores these topics and more. Proofpoint analyzes survey data, simulated phishing exercises and real-world attacks to provide insights into phishing and other cyber threats—and what you can do about them.
This year’s report includes data from the following:
“Phishing” can mean different things to different people. We use the term in a broad sense to encompass all socially engineered email attacks, regardless of the specific malicious intent (such as directing users to dangerous websites, distributing malware, collecting credentials and so on).