The Dilemma: Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This topic on our Knowbe4 blog has created huge interest. Some users are posting in discussions on social media sites that organizations should not phish test their users during the pandemic but instead replace it with "socially responsible awareness training? Perry Carpenter, our Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, explains why he thinks it’s a necessity. Do you think Phishing users curing the Covid-19 pandemic is a vital necessity?

Read his entire explanation in our blog and discuss it here!

The Dilemma: Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?
By Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4 Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer. There’s no question, these are challenging times. Employees and organizations around the world are doing their best to keep everyone safe and settle-in to a new normal for accomplishing work from home. Tensions are high; and fear and uncertainty abound. No one wants to add more stress to an already stressful situation.

Over the past week or so, I’ve seen a few social media postings and had a few discussions with people who believe that organizations should not phish test users during this time. They feel that the best way to practice “socially responsible awareness training” is to provide simple information-based awareness training and abstain from phish testing. Thoughts like this may be well-intended; but I believe that they are wrong. Here’s why:


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