A graph representing the NIST Phish Scale scoring methodology. (NIST)

Officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week teased future improvements to the agency’s recently introduced “Phish Scale” measurement system, which helps companies determine whether phishing emails are hard or easy for their employees to detect. 

Future plans for the scoring methodology include the incorporation of operational data pulled from multiple organizations, plus the addition of a user guide for training implementers on how to apply the program, and ongoing improvements based on user feedback.

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