PhishMe Inc., a provider of human phishing defense solutions, today confirmed the release of Simulator™ Small Business Edition (SBE) – a scaled version of its market-leading flagship Simulator solution. Built specifically for smaller organizations, Simulator SBE conditions employee security behavior to identify and deflect phishing attacks through proven, immersive education processes. PhishMe also confirmed new updates to their CBFree Modules, PhishMe’s free premium Computer Based Training (CBT) courses designed to deliver compliant, best-in class security awareness education.
Simulator SBE accurately mimics real-life spear phishing scenarios and provides instant learning opportunities for recipients who fall for the exercises. It includes an expanded number of pre-built templates that emulate the latest tactics and techniques used by attackers. These templates are updated continuously based on threat intelligence feeds that PhishMe subscribes to, feedback from its customer base, and information collated by its internal research team.
“Phishing attacks are a problem for organizations of all sizes,” explains Jim Hansen, Chief Operating Officer of PhishMe. “In fact, 38% of spear phishing attacks target companies with under 250 employees because, rightly or wrongly, attackers often assume smaller organizations lack the advanced technology of large enterprises. The human element behind attacks is the reason the technology approach to security is failing. The attacker, a human, is constantly inventing new ways to penetrate your existing security stack. To launch an effective defense, you have to fight fire with fire. Or in this case, human with human, and engage your entire employee base in the war against phishing attacks.”
Simulator SBE is a quickly deployed and easy to manage SaaS application and delivers such powerful key features as real-life phishing experiences, immediate education exercises to help change behavior and reporting that identifies keys areas of risk. Conditioning content featured in Simulator SBE is created to be fun and engaging, ensuring strong adoption rates among end-users as well as retention of security information.
The PhishMe SBE reporting dashboard provides company performance metrics as well as details about each employee’s review and response. These reports can be used to emphasize the ROI from user security behavior management training, tracking the effectiveness of the training over time, and identifying susceptible employees.
The newly updated CBFree Modules are designed to help global organizations satisfy auditing and compliance requirements regardless of whether the organization is a PhishMe customer or not. CBFree Modules, feature highlights include:
SCORM and 508 compliance
New audio capabilities with closed captioning
Streamlined content for fast learning
Slide interactions throughout the modules
Improved learning activities with feedback slides for knowledge retention
Finally, PhishMe customers will enjoy full access to the new PhishMe Community online portal, where users can interact with peers and PhishMe experts in an open forum to discuss products, support, access PhishMe’s exhaustive knowledge base and exchange ideas.
Jim concludes, “Effectively changing user behavior is not accomplished with lengthy, time-consuming training modules, and our content is designed with this in mind. We make our experiential content fun and interactive; addressing the immediate issues with the phishing email they reacted to while still underscoring the seriousness of the issue. The conditioning experience focuses on providing approximately 90 seconds of targeted messaging that matches the context of each scenario. This conditioning helps employees act as human sensors to greatly reduce the organization’s attack surface.”