10 Million End Users Bolster Cybersecurity Defenses with PhishMe
One-click reporting provides employees with tools needed to easily flag potential phishing attacks
LEESBURG, VA. – December 15, 2017 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced that PhishMe Reporter® has been deployed to over 10 million end users’ work stations. With PhishMe Reporter, employees can easily flag a potential phishing email by clicking a button in their email toolbar, arming them with the tools needed to contribute to their company’s security posture.
According to a report by The Anti-Phishing Work Group, the number of phishing attacks shot up 65 percent worldwide last year. While companies are being targeted more than ever before, employees can greatly contribute to incident response efforts when they report actual phishing attempts promptly in real-time. When an end user flags a potential phishing email using PhishMe Reporter, the email gets sent directly to their company’s security team, making it possible to stop a phishing attack in its tracks, and ultimately, prevent the network from being breached. This collective effort provides incident response teams with invaluable intel on malicious phishing attacks that have made it past a company’s security stack and into their employee’s inbox.
“Collaboration is the key to rapid defense. We are thrilled that more and more companies are valuing the intelligence of all of their employees and deploying them in the battle against phishing attacks,” said Aaron Higbee, co-founder and CTO of PhishMe. “With our technology, any workforce can become an army of human sensors, forming a proactive human firewall around the enterprise. We also see that employees who have the ability to easily contribute to security efforts are more engaged and mindful of threats.”
When PhishMe Reporter is used in conjunction with PhishMe Simulator™, it has been proven that companies’ can increase resiliency and decrease end user susceptibility to phishing attacks. With over 27 million employees trained in 160 countries, PhishMe has reduced the threat of employees falling victim to advanced cyber attacks by up to 95 percent.
PhishMe Reporter is included in the PhishMe Simulator Enterprise license. For more information about PhishMe Reporter, please visit: https://cofense.com/product-services/reporter.
PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report and mitigate spear phishing, malware and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision-making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand how changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.