Background: Phishing & Social Engineering

What exactly is phishing? And how often is it used for cyber attacks? And what about social engineering, CEO fraud and ransomware?


of all users click on links in e-mails from unknown senders.


all cyber attacks start with a phishing email.


of all companies worldwide are victims of targeted phishing attacks at least once a year.

Companies and their employees are in the focus of fraudsters and hackers. And this is no longer just about account data. For example, the majority of digital economic espionage begins with a phishing email. This results in an annual loss of 5.6 billion euros in Germany alone.

Technical protection options against hacking attacks or spam mailings are becoming more and more effective. Nevertheless, even with the best filters and firewalls, too many malicious mails still end up in your employees’ mailboxes.

At the same time, the tricks of cybercriminals are becoming more and more perfidious and sophisticated. And a single click is enough to endanger your money, your data, your trade secrets.

Our goal: to prepare you and your employees as best as possible for potential cyber-attacks and to train you how to handle them correctly through simulated phishing attacks and accompanying e-learning modules on IT security. We are also happy to provide you with free test modules!