IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: LABS GALLERY: SocialPET Lets Businesses Phish Their Own Employees to Test Security Smarts

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-09-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One of the biggest security risks that companies face is employees who fall victim to phishing e-mails, which can lead to stolen log-in credentials and virus infections. SocialPET is a simple Web-based testing tool that lets businesses run their own phishing tests to find out which employees understand security procedures and which are at risk to falling prey to real phishing scams.
 
 
 

LABS GALLERY: SocialPET Lets Businesses Phish Their Own Employees to Test Security Smarts

by Jim Rapoza
LABS GALLERY: SocialPET Lets Businesses Phish Their Own Employees to Test Security Smarts
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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