Webroot Acquires Securecast and Starts Offering Anti-Phishing Training

Webroot, a leading provider of endpoint security systems, has announced it has acquired Securecast – A provider of a fully automated security awareness training platform.

The Securecast security-awareness-as-a-service platform has been renamed Webroot Security Awareness Training, and a beta version of the platform has now been made available. Webroot will be offering the new platform to its customers to help them train their employees to be more security aware and identify and respond correctly to phishing attacks.

The Webroot Security Awareness Training Platform will include a comprehensive library of training resources covering the most common attack vectors and tactics used by cybercriminals to gain access to networks and data. Training modules can be used to teach employees how to identify phishing emails, social engineering attacks and avoid web-based threats. Further training modules will be added to the library covering a wide range of topics that will help organizations turn their employees into a strong last line of defense against email and web-based attacks.

The interactive training courses can be easily allocated to members of the workforce with a single click and the courses are mobile friendly and can be accessed on any device. Administrators can track the progress of training and can use the platform to run phishing email simulations on the workforce to test the effectiveness of training. Any individuals that fail a phishing simulation can easily be allocated further training.

The phishing simulation platform includes a range of phishing email templates which have been developed from real-world phishing scenarios. Administrators can customize each phishing email to relate to their own business. The phishing templates are frequently updated to include examples of current phishing threats and to keep them relevant. The platform has been developed to allow organizations to conduct ongoing security awareness training programs.

Webroot will be incorporating its Security Awareness Training platform into its SecurityAnywhere portfolio in the fall, when the full range of features will be included in the platform including tracking and reporting features to help organizations meet their compliance requirements.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of NetSec.news