– 76% of companies still report being a victim of phishing, a 10% decrease from 2015
– 51% said the rate of phishing attacks is increasing, a 15% decrease from 2015
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announces the release of its annual research report, The State of the Phish. The report reveals some positive trends, including a 64% increase in organizations measuring end user risk from 2015 to 2016. However, 76% of infosec professionals still report their organizations being victims of a phishing attack and 51% said the rate of attacks is increasing – both data points are decreases from 2015 to 2016, illustrating that while training and education is working, the threat of attacks continues to remain high.