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Announcing Admin Groups! Organizations that Segment  Phishing Training by Department Experience a 47% Reduction in Employees Clicking on Malicious Links

Jericho Security Contributor

March 26, 2024

Administrative Groups is a new feature in the Jericho Security platform that enables administrators to create custom groups of employees, each with their own set of phishing simulation emails. By segmenting employees into groups based on factors such as department, role, or training needs, organizations can deliver more targeted and relevant phishing simulations to their staff.


Recent research demonstrates that segmenting phishing training by specific groups leads to a significant increase in the effectiveness of cybersecurity training:

  • 38% reduction in successful phishing attacks, compared to only a 16% reduction with generic training (Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study).
  • 60% decrease in the likelihood of employees falling for phishing attacks, compared to a 30% decrease in organizations with generic training (Source: Carnegie Mellon University).
  •  47% reduction in employees clicking on malicious links, compared to a 21% reduction in organizations with a one-size-fits-all approach (Source: Ponemon Institute).


These findings emphasize the importance of tailoring phishing training to address the unique needs and risks faced by different groups within an organization, ultimately strengthening its overall cybersecurity posture.


Benefits of Jericho Security’s Email Groups:

  • Tailored Training: With Email Groups, organizations can create custom phishing simulations that cater to different employee segments' specific needs and risks. This leads to more effective training and better-prepared employees.
  • Increased Engagement: By receiving relevant phishing simulations, employees are more likely to engage with the training content, which improves their awareness and readiness to identify real-world phishing threats.
  • Streamlined Management: Email Groups allow administrators to easily manage and track the progress of different employee segments, making it more straightforward to identify areas for improvement and adjust training programs as needed.
  • Time and Resource Efficiency: By creating targeted phishing simulations, organizations can save time and resources that would otherwise be spent on creating and managing multiple training programs for different employee groups.


Getting Started with Email Groups:

Groups are provided by leading enterprise directory management platforms such as Okta and Microsoft EntraID. To start using Groups in your organization, simply push your groups from your directory server, and they will appear automatically in Jericho Security’s People & Groups dashboard. Now, whenever you create a campaign, you have the option to add both individual employees and groups of employees.


Jericho Security's Groups feature offers organizations a powerful tool to enhance cybersecurity training programs. By creating targeted phishing simulations for different employee segments, organizations can improve training effectiveness, increase employee engagement, and streamline the management of their cybersecurity training efforts.


In today's fast-paced digital world, organizations constantly seek ways to optimize cybersecurity training programs while ensuring maximum effectiveness. Jericho Security's latest feature, Administrative Groups, is designed to help today’s enterprise organizations streamline their training efforts and improve their employees' ability to detect and report phishing threats.

Jericho Security Contributor

March 26, 2024

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