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About This Report

Social engineering is one of the most effective ways used by hackers to manipulate end users and to steal confidential information. Social Engineering uses techniques such as Phishing, Spear Phishing, Smishing, and Whaling etc. It has the potential to trigger a most effective cyber-attack.

Attacks such as phishing are designed in a sophisticated manner to bypass all technology controls such as firewall, email gateway and IPS etc. Once a phishing email lands into the mailbox, it all boils down to the behavior of end-users and their ability to identify a phishing email. An ignorant user action such as clicking a link or downloading a file can drop malware to a system, ultimately leading to trigger a cyber-attack. Over the last few years, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) has seen numerous cyber security incidents attributed to Phishing.

PhishRod conducted this survey to gauge the true state of phishing readiness & security awareness of organizations across the MENA region. PhishRod Lab’s research & development team prepared a questionnaire comprising of 7 questions. 204 organizations from 14 countries across Middle East & North Africa participated in that survey.

Topics Covered:

  • Foreword
  • Summary
  • Survey Findings
    • 1. Phishing: The deadliest weapon
    • 2. Phishing Spares No One
    • 3. End User Behavior & Awareness to rescue
    • 4. Whaling: The higher you aim, the bigger the reward
    • 5. Gathering Threat Intelligence is easy, it’s sharing that’s difficult
    • 6. Measuring KPI’s for Security Awareness & Phishing Readiness
    • 7. Why Security Awareness Programs Fail?
  • Conclusion
  • About PhishRod

This survey report is a must-read for all organizations who are concerned about data security and cyber-secure culture. Download your copy now!

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