This month we’re spotlighting one of our security products that we offer to our OutSourced IT clients – ISM Phishing Test service.

Phishing is the process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity using bulk email which tries to evade spam filters. You’ve seen these emails – but hopefully haven’t clicked on any of the links or attachments.

Emails claiming to be from popular social web sites, banks, auction sites, or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. It’s a form of criminally fraudulent social engineering and is the most successful method for a data breach (over 91% are started via a phishing scam).

The reason for its success is simply human error – the user is convinced of the email’s authenticity and unknowingly takes the bait. But with a little education, these scams can be much easier to avoid.

In order to help our client’s employees learn how to avoid being “phished,” our service sends monthly ‘test phish’ emails that we customize to try to convince your users it’s legitimate.
When a user clicks on a link or attachment, we’re notified and can then work with the user to learn how to avoid making the same mistakes in the future – ultimately protecting your business.

Talk to us today to learn more about our ISM Phishing Test service and what ISM can do to help protect your business.