How Good Is Your Phishing Training? NIST Launched a Tool to Figure That Out.

NextGov: Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology released a new mechanism to help information technology professionals better protect their organizations’ personnel from scams aimed at stealing their credentials.

Unveiled Thursday, the Phish Scale uses a NIST-crafted rating system to ultimately provide users with a firmer grasp of how their workforce may be vulnerable to phishing and other social engineering-type scams. Usually such scams involve calls or emails impersonating reputable sources to trick people into sharing personal or sensitive details such as passwords or financial information.

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