Cybersecurity Awareness for Today's SaaS Companies | Demos + Exercises | Phishing

by Josh Hurst, Director of Engineering

Take the first step in preventing phishing attacks with Trava's phishing simulation.

Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic began and today account for more than 90% (no, that’s not a typo) of reported cyber attacks.*

Businesses must stress the importance of being wary of emails, text messages, or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting.

One way to safeguard against this common form of cyber threat and bolster your risk management strategy is to implement phishing simulations.

Watch as Trava software architect Josh Hurst demonstrates.

Read our blog to learn more ways to protect your business against phishing attacks.

Phishing is a huge problem for businesses. Currently, it accounts for more than 90% of reported cyber attacks[1] and is also the number one delivery mechanism threat actors utilize to initiate a ransomware attack.

Clearly, it’s critical for companies to increase their efforts to prevent these attacks. To do this, employers need to stress the importance to their employees by educating them to be wary of emails, text messages, or chat boxes originating from strangers or in messages they didn’t expect. Implementing phishing simulations into a risk management strategy is a good way to achieve this objective.

Benefits of Phishing Simulations

Attackers who launch successful phishing attacks typically don’t let themselves be known as they quietly collect data. It could be weeks, months, or longer before companies realize they were victimized. By this time, huge damage is done. Simulated phishing attacks are a great preventative tool to reduce the chances of this occurring. Benefits include:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses within your organization.
  • Teaching staff how to identify phishing attempts.
  • Showing employees how to properly respond to social engineering attacks.

How Does a Phishing Simulation Work?

A phishing simulation is designed to provide you with the information needed to bolster your company’s security efforts while empowering you to train your employees to recognize and properly handle phishing attempts. As an administrator, you can set up simulations any way you choose.

  • Start campaigns by scheduling emails to specific staff members, departments, etc.
  • Identify who opened the messages, who reported them, and who clicked on the links.
  • Export information and use it for analysis to help determine the level of education your staff needs.
  • Redirect employees who failed the “test” to view educational videos.

A phishing simulator is a perfect tool to effectively answer the question, “How is staff responding to phishing attacks?” because it removes the guesswork. Taking the information you glean from your simulation, you’ll increase your employees’ knowledge about these attacks and help them learn how not to fall victim in a real-life scenario.

Train Your Staff to Correctly Handle Phishing Emails

The majority of attacks come through social engineering, and phishing is one of the most common because it’s a cheap way for threat actors to infiltrate a business. Why bother trying to steal passwords and other credentials when all they have to do is convince someone—even just one person—to click on a link or download a file?

Trava offers the tools businesses need to circumvent phishing attacks, and phishing simulators are an important part of an overall strategy. We’re committed to helping companies like yours develop a risk management plan to mitigate real-world threats.


[1]2021Cybersecurity threat trends: phishing, crypto top the list, CISCO Umbrella report, copyright 2021.


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