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Welcome to the Phished Academy: class is in session

Starting today, the Phished Academy opens its doors to all new and current clients. Offering tailored and in-depth anti-phishing training hand in glove with our existing, personalised phishing simulations, your coworkers will be more prepared than ever when faced with phishing attacks.



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Life at Phished: potential combined with maturity

Working for a start-up offers many advantages: from a creative approach to extensive experimentation, everyone will find something to their liking at Phished. Three (possibly future) colleagues explain why it could be something for you.

From 50% phished to 5%: how Phished works and why

Any company that starts with the Phished platform often scores ‘high’ on the initial baseline measurement – up to 50% success rate. After one year, Phished manages to reduce this to less than 5%. How do we do that and why is it so efficient?

Why you should try phishing your colleagues

Practice makes perfect and it’s no different for cybersecurity. Those who never come into contact with digital threats will not recognise them when they come face to face with them.


Since the beginning of the Phished simulations, clear progress has been made at Bringme. In recent simulations, the phishing rate was only 5% on average. But that was not the case in the beginning.


After an initial baseline measurement, Ipcos came to a remarkable conclusion: almost half of their highly trained employees were susceptible to phishing. Barely four months later, this figure was down to 13%.

Catholic Education Flanders

Pursuant to the pressure of the increasing number of phishing emails in 2020, the umbrella organisation for Catholic Education drew up an internal phishing simulation. The result showed that there were some sore points.

Phishing trends: Are your suppliers an unexpected security risk?

Phishing trends: Are your suppliers an unexpected security risk?

Phishing in education: why hackers love to teach schools a lesson

Whitepaper - How phishing is costing UK companies millions

An end to pride and prejudice: everyone is susceptible to phishing

Getting hacked only happens to the ill-advised or the low-skilled? Cybersecurity specialist Arnout Van de Meulebroucke speaks from experience when he says: “It will happen to you.”

Ransomware: cure is better than prevention?

Why bother to prevent ransomware and other digital threats when insurance companies are prepared to mitigate any damages? Because it is a bad idea to take no precautions at all.

CEO Fraud: phishing at C-level

Is the CEO of your company the weakest cybersecurity link? Recent trends seem to suggest as much. Why is that and what can be done against CEO Fraud?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: the perfect phishing storm

Every year at the end of November, we celebrate imported consumer holidays. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday see their popularity grow, hackers are rapidly becoming fans as well. And this year it’s worse than ever.

Why 88% of cyberattacks are aimed at the healthcare industry

Organisations in the healthcare industry are not sufficiently prepared to deal with cyberattacks. Hospitals are at risk, but retirement homes are as well: phishing ails everyone.

Even experts fear 'spear phishing'

Computer scientist Jeroen Baert is certain: everyone can be targeted by hackers. Even the experts who know how spear phishing works.

Phishing: a real threat for your organisation

Phishing is a dangerous form of cybercrime that cannot be detected by regular antivirus software and potentially has serious consequences for your organisation. Alert employees who recognize phishing signals are the only and best defence.

I have been Phished! What to do?

In recent years the number of phishing attacks has increased enormously, and according to some reliable sources this number even doubles every year. This of course results in more and more people being phished, but what do you actually have to do if (you think) you have become a victim of Phishing?

Crisis communication after a phishing attack

Phishing is currently a hot topic in the media, and has been so for a while now. Everyone thinks that a major attack will not happen to them, but what if it does happen to you as a company? Then you certainly need one thing to save your reputation as a company: a well thought-out crisis communication plan. But how do you deal with that in concrete terms?

What is PHAAS?

Phishing As A Service (PHAAS) is a service that teaches your employees how to deal with phishing efficiently and safely.

Misunderstandings about phishing

Phishing is currently a hot topic in the media and rightly so! However because of all this attention, there are often misunderstandings about phishing. Using this post, we would like to resolve a few of these misunderstandings.

Fight Covid-19 like a computer virus

The Covid-19 virus is tormenting the world. Can we learn anything from fighting computer viruses to overcome this Corona crisis? It seems that both require a very similar strategy.

The Facebook leak is a problem for businesses: how do you protect your organisation?

The major Facebook leak, in which millions of Belgian personal data were freely available online, constitutes a great danger for companies: the man in the street, whose data was now made public, is after all also an employee within your organisation. What exactly are the increased risks for your company and what measures can you take as an employer?

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How phishing is costing UK companies millions

Ebook - 10 phishing facts all your employees should know

10 phishing facts all your employees should know

What is 2FA?

What is a strong password and how to craft one?

Why phishing is a problem

What is phishing?

Fost Plus

The corona pandemic caused a plague of phishing attacks - a virus that Fost Plus did not want to fall victim to. They looked for a solution and together with Phished managed to track down and fortify the vulnerabilities.

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As a large, dynamic company, VRT needed a scalable solution to train its employees thoroughly in cybersecurity topics. The flexibility of Phished also makes it possible to efficiently train temporary employees and 'guest employees'.


Hospitals and healthcare institutions are increasingly being targeted by large-scale cyberattacks. Against this background, the UZA joined forces with Phished, to guarantee cyber awareness training for all employees.

Welcome to the Phished Academy

What is an internal phishing campaign?

Cybersecurity comes in different forms. To prepare your employees as thoroughly as possible for every conceivable risk, it is best to use different tactics. An internal phishing campaign is a powerful example.

What is phishing?

5 tips to create a robust cybersecurity culture in your organisation

Taking a ‘people first’ approach and creating a strong cybersecurity culture in an organisation with thorough cybersecurity awareness, training, and education prevents human errors and leads to a robust defence.

AZ Jan Portaels

Partly thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, cybersecurity as a topic is alive among the highest ranks of AZ (General Hospital) Jan Portaels. However, during a baseline measurement it became clear that the hospital staff could still use some help. Phished helps the organisation navigate through its cybersecurity roadmap.

What is vishing?

When phishing is done by phone, it is called vishing. How do you recognise it and how best to deal with it?

Flexible Income Plan: choose your own benefits

Phished recently introduced the Flexible Income Plan for its employees. What exactly is 'FIP' and why is it perfect for a fast-growing company like Phished? Our HR expert explains.

What is anti-phishing training?

Phished offers businesses and (public) organisations the tools to train their employees in cybersecurity topics and to give them a greater awareness of the digital dangers. An important aspect of this is anti-phishing training.

What is smishing?

Phishing does not always happen by e-mail. When it occurs as a text message on your smartphone, it is called smishing. We dive deeper into what it is, how you recognise it and what you can do about it.

Anne Frank Trust

Public institutions are becoming increasingly enticing targets for cybercriminals. This applies to governments and hospitals, but also to charities. Therefore, the Anne Frank Trust resolutely opts for a proactive approach.

What is social engineering?

Every phishing attack has the same basis: 'social engineering'. What is it, how do you recognize it and how do you protect yourself from it? And what does Leonardo DiCaprio have to do with it?

The rise of smishing and vishing

In recent years, more and more people have fallen prey to smishing and vishing. Why is this the case, how do smishers and vishers operate, and how did three blind vishers fool the Israeli army? All will be revealed in this blog post.

Cybersecurity Awareness: a Must-Have for Every Company

The majority of successful phishing attacks happen due to human error. A company can arm itself and its employees against this in many ways. Cybersecurity awareness is indispensable for this.

ISO certification: One step ahead of the competition

The ISO 27001 standard provides proof that as a company you are taking the necessary steps to protect the data of your customers and your employees. What does it entail, what are the benefits, and what conditions do you need to meet to get ISO 27001 certificated? And how does Phished help you become compliant automatically?

How to keep working remotely safe

Despite the world slowly moving back to normal, remote working is here to stay. Companies and employees alike have discovered the benefits of remote working, but is online working from home safe?

The life of a student worker at Phished

During the month of July, I did a content marketing internship at Phished. I wrote more than 200 phishing simulations and a few articles, learned all about cybersecurity and discovered a knack for predicting the future.

How to prevent a new phishing attack on your business

If your company has been phished, you need to take action. What steps should you take and how can you prevent this from happening again? Phishing expert Arnout Van de Meulebroucke provides three tips.

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How to create your own Human Firewall

Phished helps you build your own Human Firewall, but what does that mean, and why is it important?

How do hackers get their hands on your personal data?

For years, cybercrime has been evolving to steal personal data as efficiently as possible. How exactly do hackers do this?

8 Ways to recognize Phishing Emails

Phishing mails are getting smarter and more credible by the day. That is why it is vital to recognize them, before they pose a threat to you or your company.

How Phished uses email templates to make your company safer

If you want to train your employees to be better equipped to deal with phishing attacks, you’re going to have to use cybersecurity microlearnings and anti-phishing training on a regular basis in order to achieve the best results.

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5 biggest phishing attacks in world history

You might think that phishing only occurs in small companies because they’re much more fragile than big tech companies like Facebook and Google. However, you could not be further from the truth. Big tech companies are just as vulnerable to phishing as small companies and here are 5 prime phishing attack examples:

Ebook - 19 Do’s & Don’ts for a successful internal phishing campaign

A day in the Sales life at Phished

Working at Phished: a look behind the scenes

Why not all your employees should be account administrators

You’d think it’s easy: you provide all of your employees with administrator rights to their accounts and they will not disturb you every time they want to download a file or change a setting. But no convenience will ever make up for the dangers that lie with giving everyone full access to their account. Here’s why granting every employee admin rights is synonymous to cyberattacks and data leaks.

Simulated Phishing Training

19 Do’s & Don’ts for a successful internal phishing campaign

The ultimate guide to your internal anti-phishing campaign: from start to finish

What you (should) not do if you want your anti-phishing training to be a success

Executing an anti-phishing campaign within your company is the first step in making your employees more alert to cyber threats, but how do you execute this campaign exactly? A thoughtless anti-phishing training program can do more harm than good. It is therefore crucial to use the right strategies when training your employees to recognise phishing emails.

The future of the cybersecurity industry

Why cyberattacks are not going anywhere

From indulgences to pyramid schemes: scams that prey on human tendencies have been around for ages. And they are here to stay.

Welcome to the new and improved Phished Academy: discover all new features

A little later than traditional schools, Phished today opens the doors of the renewed Phished Academy. In light of European Cybersecurity Month, we are launching an improved experience, with more in-depth training methods and more options for account administrators.