Phishing Benchmarking Report by Industry 2023


Phishing Benchmarking Report by Industry 2023

Find out how you stack up against peers of similar size. Download the report

Steve MorganEditor-in-Chief

Sausalito, California – August 9, 2023

Cyber ​​threats continue to grow as criminals rely on proven attack methods while developing new, more sophisticated methods to infiltrate digital environments and minimize the effectiveness of your human layer of defense.

However, there is an often overlooked layer of security that can significantly reduce your organization’s attack surface: Safety Awareness Training for the New School.

Comparative study on phishing by sector of activity 2023 from KnowBe4 analyzed a dataset of 12.5 million users across 35,681 organizations with over 32.1 million phishing-simulated security tests. This report highlights percentages of Phish-prone™ employees by industry, revealing at-risk users who are likely to fall victim to phishing or social engineering attacks. The research also reveals a drastic drop in careless clicks after 90 days and 12 months of security awareness training at a new school.

Do you know how your organization compares to peers of similar size? Download the report to find out!


  • New phishing benchmark data for 19 industries and seven geographies
  • Understand who is at risk and what you can do about it
  • Practical tips for creating your “human firewall”
  • The Value of Security Awareness Training in New Schools

Joanna G. HuismanSenior Vice President, Strategic Insights & Research at KnowBe4, and one of the authors of the 2023 Industry Phishing Benchmarking Report, shares unique insights into the state of the fight against phishing, l one of the biggest cyber threats we face, in this article. depth video interview with Cybercrime Magazine.

Steve Morgan is founder and editor-in-chief of Cybersecurity Ventures. Go here to read all of Steve Morgan’s cybersecurity blogs and articles. Go here to send him tips, comments and suggestions on the story.

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SavoirBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and phishing simulation platform that helps you manage today’s social engineering problem. We help you address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics with a new approach to security awareness training. Tens of thousands of organizations like yours rely on us to engage your end users as the last line of defense.

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