Phishing Attack Prevention & Awareness Training for Financial Services


Over a third of all phishing attacks target financial institutions.1 Sophisticated hacking groups, insider attackers, and other culprits exploit banks, credit card providers, and payment processors alike. And attacks don’t simply deliver malware to trigger costly breaches. The CEO of a European bank, for example, fell for a phishing email (known as BEC) requesting a wire transfer of nearly $76 million.2

The time to identify, report, and mitigate a threat is the difference between a manageable loss and a catastrophic event. When you add regulatory fines and legal penalties, you can quickly understand how vigilant users help minimize risk and save millions of dollars. To wit: an Accenture study reveals that incident responders identify about two-thirds of all breaches (64%). And among the breaches not found by professional threat hunters, 72% were uncovered by non-security employees.3  Cofense delivers solutions that train employees at all levels to spot and report phishing so security teams can stop it. Our financial customers, including those featured in case studies below, rank among the largest organizations in the world.

Train employees with content relevant to financial organizations.

Cofense PhishMeTM. Don’t throw hundreds of random phishing simulations at your financial employees. Condition them to report attacks with phishing simulations based on active threats the industry has seen or is experiencing. To view an example, click the image.

Learn the value of education in phishing defense programs for financial services.

Industry Brief. The 2019 Annual Phishing Report shows key measures of readiness in financial services. The industry gets phished more than most. How well do banks and other institutions defend themselves? See how frequent, relevant simulations and a culture of reporting equals higher resiliency and a more durable phishing defense.

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Stop a phishing attack in 10 minutes.

Case Study. This major financial institution blocked a phishing attack launched to steal employees’ credentials. Learn how it used Cofense TriageTM to mount an effective response that previously would have taken days.

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Learn how a bank engaged employees to increase phishing reporting to over 50%.

Case Study. To condition employees to recognize and report phishing attacks, a large regional bank customized its training using Cofense PhishMe. From entry-level tellers to the chief legal counsel, employees received the context-specific education they needed.

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See how a global financial company measures behavior to fight phishing.

Customer Video. “What did you do to prevent this from happening?” Watch the enterprise risk manager at a major institution explain how she answers when asked about phishing preparation. Learn why measurable user behavior makes security awareness training the foundation of anti-phishing.

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Discover the major malware trends affecting financial services.

Malware Review. More than any other industry, financial services gets hammered by phishing and malware delivery. Learn which malware trends are plaguing key industries, including financial services. Get detailed breakdowns from Cofense IntelligenceTM, the team that analyzes thousands of emails and campaigns each month to keep customers ahead of phishing threats.

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Financial Services Solutions Datasheet

See our suite of collaborative phishing defense solutions for financial services.

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Financial Services Infographic

What does our data tell us about FinServ and phishing defense? Check out this industry-specific infographic.

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Cofense Triage Datasheet

Top financial institutions use Cofense Triage to respond to phishing attacks faster and more efficiently.

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1. “Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018,” Kaspersky Lab.
2. “Phishing Attacks in the Banking Industry,” InfoSec Institute, 2018.
3. “From Insecurity to Resiliency: 2018 State of Cyber Resilience for Banking & Capital Markets,” Accenture.