Cybersecurity Training Study Reveals Phishing Identification and Data Protection Are the Top Problem Areas for End Users

End users incorrectly answered one in four questions about phishing, underscoring the need for ongoing education to significantly reduce risk

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proofpoint, Inc., (PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today released its fourth annual Beyond the Phish® report, which examines end user understanding of a broad range of cybersecurity topics and best practices. The report features analysis of data related to nearly 130 million cybersecurity questions and offers insights into employee knowledge levels across 14 categories, 16 industries, and more than 20 commonly used department classifications.

“Cybercriminals are experts at gathering personal information to launch highly targeted and convincing attacks against individuals,” said Amy Baker, vice president of Security Awareness Training Strategy and Development for Proofpoint. “Implementing ongoing

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