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Top Five SecurityIQ Phishing Templates: June 2018 Edition

July 10, 2018 by Megan Sawle

SecurityIQ administrators worked hard last month to teach their end users the difference between legitimate and fraudulent email communications. Like in May, password and banking-related phishing simulations played an important role in SecurityIQ training campaigns. We sat down and analyzed send data from over 1,000 SecurityIQ phishing templates to bring you the most popular phishing simulations from last month — or the templates with the most sends in June.

Use this list to find inspiration for your upcoming campaigns, or to see how your team compared to other end users trained through the platform.

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

You’ve Received an E-Card!

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Open rate: 20%

Change of Password Required Immediately

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 20.3%

SSN Request — All Employees

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 2/5
  • Open rate: 40.4%

Banking – Low Account Balance

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

Your Office 365 Password Is Expiring (With Password Security)

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 24.4%

Please note: Template performance data pulled 7/9/2018. Metrics may change overtime.

Posted: July 10, 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.