The security awareness training company Wombat Security Technologies has announced the release of a new series of training modules that can be used by businesses to teach their employees about the threat from phishing.
The Securing Your Email – Fundamental training series has now been added to the company’s anti-phishing training library and is available to customers who have signed up to ThreatSim® – The firm’s phishing simulation platform. Customers can automatically add employees to the training program and monitor their progress through the ThreatSim® platform.
The Securing Your Email training series contains four modules, each of which takes just 5-7 minutes to complete. The first module in the series is an introduction to phishing and covers best practices that should be adopted to reduce risk, explaining how phishing emails can be identified and the correct process for handling phishing emails.
The second module is concerned with avoiding dangerous links, explaining how employees can find out the true destination of a URL and how they can distinguish genuine from fake websites.
The third module covers email attachments and explains how employees should assume that any email attachment could be malicious, with the final module in the series covering data entry phishing, teaching employees never to reveal their login credentials or other sensitive data online.
After employees have completed their training, ThreatSim® can be used to send phishing emails to the workforce to test understanding of the above threats. ThreatSim® simulated phishing emails include link-based, attachment-based and data-entry based phishing attacks.
The phishing simulation platform provides employers with instant feedback on the effectiveness of their training program and shows them how susceptible their employees are to phishing attacks.
Wombat Security Technologies will be releasing a further training series – Securing Your Email – Advanced – in the fall.