The importance of general cyber security awareness

In the cyber universe, there are few threats more prevalent, or more publicized, than phishing attacks. The first half of 2020 alone saw almost 150,000 reported attacks, and phishing was responsible for several of the year’s major breaches. Given that, it’s no surprise that phishing prevention usually plays a big role in organizational security awareness training. Anti-phishing courses and phishing simulation certainly play a crucial part, and it’s never been more important to ensure that users know how to recognize and respond to a potential phishing attack. However, the ubiquity of phishing threats and the amount of media coverage they get can overshadow other looming threats we should be looking out for, and that our information security programs should be covering. 

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