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Revolutionizing Phishing Simulations with Jericho Security's AI Generated Pretexts

Jericho Security Contributor

May 10, 2024

In today's rapidly evolving cyber landscape, traditional phishing simulations often fall short of training employees effectively against sophisticated attacks. Recognizing this challenge, Jericho Security has introduced an innovative AI-driven feature designed to enhance the effectiveness of these phishing simulations. The new system utilizes AI-generated pretexts that evolve based on real attacks, ensuring that organizations can better prepare their teams against the latest phishing tactics.

 

The Problem with Conventional Phishing Simulations

Traditionally, phishing simulations have relied on static templates that are easily recognizable and often outdated, a fact echoed by many of Jericho’s customers. Traditional approaches not only fail to challenge employees but also do not reflect the dynamic nature of real phishing threats. 

 

In 2022, a major Italian hospital with over 6000 staff created a series of phishing campaigns to test the awareness of their employees to a general phishing template versus a customized one. They found that 38% of employees did not open the custom phish compared to 64% of employees that did not open the general phish. Moreover, a significant difference was also discovered in the click rate, with more employees clicking on the custom phish.

 

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, there is a pressing need for simulations that are both realistic and continuously updated to mirror actual threats.

 

Jericho Security's Innovative Approach to AI Pretexts

Jericho Security's solution leverages AI to generate dynamic pretexts for phishing simulations. This system is designed to adapt and evolve, using input from actual phishing attempts reported by organizations through a dual-pronged approach.

 

  • Organization-Specific Pretexts: Tailored simulations that reflect the specific threats an organization has encountered. This means that if a particular type of phishing attack targets an organization, the AI system will generate similar scenarios to train employees on recognizing that specific threat. (For more explanation on this works, you may wish to visit our article on - Semantic Similarity)

 

  • AI-Suggested General Pretexts: These are generated based on a broader dataset that includes phishing attempts across all Jericho Security's clients. This allows for a rich variety of simulations that are reflective of wider phishing tactics beyond those seen by a single organization.

 

How is AI Pretext useful?

The implementation of AI-generated pretexts allows for a more engaging and challenging training environment. Employees face simulations that are not only tailored to the specific threats their organization faces but also include broader threats that could potentially impact them in the future. This dual-layered approach ensures comprehensive training, enhancing an organization’s overall security posture.

 

During the rollout phase, the Jericho team has been keen on gathering extensive feedback to refine the AI features further. The goal is to make these simulations incredibly user-friendly and effective in spotting phishing attempts. As the team expands its database, the simulations will continue to evolve to closely mirror real-life attack vectors, and in some cases, indistinguishable from the real thing!

 

The Future Direction of AI Pretexts

Jericho Security plans to expand the capabilities of the AI pretext system even further. The potential developments include industry-specific simulations and more personalized training scenarios and defenses based on individual user behavior and risk profiles. This tailored approach will not only improve the effectiveness of training programs but also help in shaping a security-conscious culture within organizations.

 

Jericho Security is setting a new standard in cybersecurity training with its AI-driven phishing simulations. By continuously adapting to the cyber threat landscape, Jericho ensures that organizations and their employees are always one step ahead of potential threats. This proactive approach is not just about adapting to changes; it's about anticipating them and reacting proactively, establishing Jericho Security as the pioneer in the field of security training and awareness.

Jericho Security Contributor

May 10, 2024

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