Cybercrime research firm KnowBe4 conducted a survey to discover what industries are most susceptible to phishing attacks.
The sectors with the highest vulnerabilities are:
- Travel – 25%
- Education – 22.92%
- Financial Services – 22.69%
- Government Services – 21.23%
- IT Services – 20.44%
KnowBe4 sent out fake phishing emails to some of its clients, and at least one employee ended up clicking the email link at almost every company.
Vulnerabilities are glaring, and companies must protect themselves in these growing areas of internet computing.