Security Behaviour Database
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SB159b Does not click a simulated phishing link

Clicking on a phishing link could lead you to a fake website that asks for private credentials, or tricks you into downloading malicious software. This could lead to account compromise and increase information security risk. Even though the phishing link might be simulated, clicking indicates that the individual may have been tricked by a cybercriminal to make a similar mistake on a real phishing link.

Why is it important?

Not clicking on a simulated phishing link shows a positive security behaviour. There is no potential for account compromise as this is a simulated event, however the same behaviour can be linked to SB159.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

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