Sep 13 - KnowBe4- Benchmarking Report
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2023 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report

A Virtual Cheese Tasting Session

September 13th, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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Here’s what we’ll discuss:

KnowBe4’s Phishing By Industry Benchmarking study analyzed a data set of 12.5 million users across 35,681 organizations with over 32.1 million simulated phishing security tests. This report highlights employee Phish-prone™ Percentages by industry, revealing at-risk users that are susceptible to phishing or social engineering attacks.

The research also reveals radical drops in careless clicking after 90 days and 12 months of new-school security awareness training.

In this session, we’ll discuss the key findings from this study and the implications for your business. Our moderator, Joanna Huisman, SVP of Strategic Insights and Research at KnowBe4, will put these findings in perspective, and lead a conversation about what’s working for you, what isn’t, and what you can do about it.

Some of the findings we’ll cover:

  • New phishing benchmark data for 19 industries and 7 geographical regions
  • Understanding who’s at risk and what you can do about it
  • Actionable tips to create your “human firewall”
  • The value of new-school security awareness training


2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

Session & Participant Intro

2:11 PM – 2:30 PM

Guided Cheese Tasting by an Expert

2:31 PM – 3:20 PM

Interactive Discussion on the Topic

3:21 PM – 3:30 PM


Host & Solution Expert

Joanna G. Huisman
Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research at KnowBe4

Joanna Huisman is Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research at KnowBe4. She is a cybersecurity, marketing, and training/communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic, internal, and customer-facing engagements in the financial services/tech industries with added experience in sales, operations, and organizational development. Huisman was previously senior research director at Gartner in the areas of security awareness, education, behavior management, culture, crisis communications, security, and risk program management.

Prior to that, she was senior director of global security communications, training, and awareness for ADP. Huisman’s expertise is on the behavioral side of cybersecurity, examining how the human defense layer plays a role in driving a more security-aware culture.


This is an executive peer group roundtable for 8-10 senior leaders. We use a conversational, story-telling approach that works best when everyone participates. This is NOT a webinar or any kind of one-way presentation.

Participation in this Virtual Cheese Appreciation is free of charge to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with a link to the meeting.

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