Tuesday, December 19, 2006

U.S. Military, Agencies to Phish Their Workers

Wade-Hahn Chan writes on FCW.com:

The military services and some agencies, including the Homeland Security Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, can launch diagnostic phishing attacks against their own workers.

The government-sanctioned attacks will be designed to test how well federal workers adhere to organization's e-mail security policies.

The agencies will launch the attacks will Core Security Technologies' CORE IMPACT penetration testing software. The IMPACT software will send keep track of how many employees click on the malicious links. With that information, agencies can gauge the effectiveness of their IT security education program.

More here.


Post a Comment

<< Home