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Top Five SecurityIQ Phishing Templates: July 2018 Edition

August 9, 2018 by Megan Sawle

SecurityIQ phishing simulation data from July confirms end users remain susceptible to banking and file-sharing phishing attempts. We looked at performance data from 1,000s phishing templates to bring you the most popular phishing simulations from last month — or the templates with the most sends in July.

If you haven’t already sent these templates to your learners, consider adding them to your next phishing campaign. Comparing your learner open rates to the data below is an easy way to benchmark your organization’s performance.

In no particular order, here are the most popular SecurityIQ phishing templates from July.

Your Order With (With Brief Phishing)

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 5/5
  • Open rate: 23.5%

Cloud File Sharing – New File Notification

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 21.8%

LinkedIn Profile Views

  • Attack type: Data Entry
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 14.3%

Banking – Low Account Balance

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 18.5%

Netflix – Account Reset

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 22.1%

Please note: Template performance data pulled 8/8/2018. Metrics may change overtime.

Posted: August 9, 2018
Megan Sawle
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Megan Sawle is a communications and research professional with 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, bioscience and higher education. Megan leads Infosec’s research strategy, leveraging study findings to mature its cybersecurity education offerings and build awareness of cybersecurity diversity and skill shortage challenges. Since joining the team, she’s directed research projects on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics ranging from dark web marketplaces and phishing kits to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and the importance of soft skills in cybersecurity roles. Megan is a University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate, an avid equestrian and (very) amateur mycologist.