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Peer Connect Perspectives: The Extent of Organizational Consensus for Conducting Phishing Tests

Published: 30 January 2020

ID: G00467140

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


There’s a need for employing security training tools as employees contribute to compromised security worldwide. But when it comes to approvals for initiating phishing tests, the extent of organizational involvement is a point of discussion. Peer Connect members share their opinions about the same.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Taking Risk Out of Phishing Tests
    • Involvement of Stakeholders/Leadership
  • Involving Less People in Decision Making
  • Understanding the Purpose of the Testing Exercise
  • Key Take-Aways
  • About Peer Connect Content

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