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IT Glossary - Phish Testing

Phish Testing

Phishing is a very common and successful tool for cybercriminals as human error is the number one threat to all organizations. Training employees on how to catch these malicious emails and phishing attempts is critical in keeping your users and their information secure. One common training tool is phish testing. This process lets the organization, or their MSP or MSSP, send out realistic but fake phishing emails to employees to see how they will respond and depending upon their actions, continued training may be required. It is recommended to deploy phish testing campaigns at least every quarter, but randomly scheduled, to keep the awareness top of mind for employees.