Scams have been getting more sophisticated. Spear phishing attacks, for instance, use highly specific information, such as an email address from a CEO, and target a very narrow group of victims, such as a branch at a foreign office.
While, in theory, user training and education can help prevent nearly all types of phishing attacks, many attacks still succeed because people are human, after all. They are in a hurry and click on a link without thinking. Perhaps, they panic because the request appears to come from legitimate source, has an immediate deadline, and carries with it a threat of significant consequences.
Therefore, a comprehensive anti-phishing solution should also be included with your cloud technology. Scamming techniques are constantly evolving. For instance, newer variations scoop up information from social media and insert that into a phishing request, with the intention of making it seem genuine. To counter that, you need a solution that is adaptable and also incorporates the information generated by the experiences of many users. Putting the power of the cloud to work helps ensure that this happens in an automated fashion. In this way, it complements and enhances user training.