IT Is Too Expensive To Check Phishing Emails

by | Oct 16, 2020 | Uncategorized

Default Is Send It To IT

The prevailing defense against phishing is phishing awareness training. Most training programs advocate for sending suspicious emails to the IT department. As a matter of fact, one of the largest training companies has a button to make it easier to do this. This strategy of just piling up emails for IT to check out is not a scalable solution.

Racecars Aren’t For Groceries

IT staff are capable of exceptional things. Their specific knowledge of systems that keep a company run are rarely duplicated. These staffers need to be doing what only they can do. At $40 an hour, misallocating IT staffs time is a quick way to wrack up a huge bill. This is most evident when additional staff needs to be hired. Most phishing emails are basic to detect and terminate. About 80% of phishing attacks can be solved by non experts.

Empower Common Employees

It takes a kung fu student many years to learn to break bricks. It takes no time at all to teach a person to break bricks with a hammer. This is one of the superpowers of being human, our ability to craft tools. Much of phishing awareness training amounts to telling the student to “look harder.” Instead, Enveloperty has built a tool to make it easier to notice signs of a suspicious email. Identifying a bad email is only the first part. The most important function is to make it simple for the user to authoritatively terminate that bad sender. Something Enveloperty does by making bad senders play by the users rules, not vice versa which is the norm.