Research findings state that ninety-seven percent of successful attacks involve some form of social engineering, and over 90 percent start with a phishing email. According to the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report, data breaches resulted in losses of more than $3.5 billion last year, with more than half of this loss attributed to Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud.
According to Colin Bastable, CEO of Lucy Security, “Training staff to be security-aware is one of the most important investments a company can make to protect itself from data breaches. We’re pleased to be recognized for our innovative security training approach and are committed to helping all companies – from SMBs to global enterprises, non-profits, local and national government – provide their employees with world class, affordable cybersecurity training.”
9 million users trained
Lucy’s unique approach to cybersecurity training lets companies take on the role of an “attacker” through customizable phishing simulations, allowing them to identify and resolve weaknesses in their staff as well as their technical infrastructure. Lucy’s real-world, simulated phishing attacks are constantly updated to expose employees to the changing techniques used by hackers. The Company’s extensive training program offers more than 250 training modules in 130 languages, including phishing and malware simulations, awareness trainings and technical vulnerability tests that are available on-premise, in the cloud, as a SaaS offering or white-labeled. To date, more than 9 million users have been trained in 9000 installations worldwide.
"We congratulate Lucy Security for their recognition as a 2020 Gold Winner for Best Anti-Phishing, Best Security Education, and Best Security Education Platform," said Holger Schulze, founder of the 500,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn and producer of the 5th annual Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. "These awards recognize the market's compelling need for greater security awareness and education. With more than 500 entries, the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program is highly competitive, and all winners reflect the very best in innovation and excellence in tackling the urgent cybersecurity challenges that today's enterprises face."
(Press release / SK)