According to Cisco’s 2021’s Cybersecurity threats report, phishing accounts for 90% of data breaches. While this practice remained for the most part stable throughout 2021, December saw a 52% uptick in cases. Phishing is surprisingly effective because of its simplicity: it targets the user, the weakest link in the chain. Additionally, phishing is the number one method of ransomware delivery.
Now, what exactly is phishing?
Phishing persuades a person to take an action which gives a scammer access to their device, accounts, or personal information. By pretending to be a trusted person or organization, hackers can more easily infect with malware or steal credit card information, or deliver a piece of software to start a ransomware attack.
In other words, these social engineering schemes bait with trust to get a person’s key information. This means anything from social media login information to a person’s entire identity. Usually, these schemes look innocent in that they ask to open an attachment, follow a link, fill out a form, or reply with personal info.
According to the Ponemon institute, the financial impact of phishing averages $14.8M ; similarly and directly related, companies impacted by ransomware spent on average $6M per year.
How can a company become less vulnerable to such incidents and thereby protect its digital assets, their customer’s information and their standing in the market?
Enters the robotic workforce. RPA, combined with AI and working jointly with the email infrastructure, can monitor and catch a high percentage of threats before they even reach the eyes of the user, thus protecting not only the company’s assets, but protecting its employees too.
There are customers already using a robotic workforce precisely for this purpose. Want to learn about this type of solution? Contact us!