You’ve seen them. Those email messages from your bank that say they are making changes and ask you to LOGIN to your account using the link provided to verify your details. Or a message from your principal saying that he needs you to transfer some money ASAP, and preferably in iTunes gift cards! These attempts to steal your personal information or money are known as Phishing. And along with Smishing, Vishing, and who knows what is coming next, how can you expect to keep your data safe and secure?
Many experts agree that today, an important component to ensuring that your network is not breached and that your employees do not give away information (or money) to potential attackers, is to provide effective Security Awareness Training. KnowBe4 is one of the premier providers of this type of training.
Once subscribed to their service, you can design automated campaigns that will provide training content and track progress. You can also conduct simulated Phishing attacks selecting from an extensive array of templates. If your users fall prey to one of your phishing simulations, you can have them automatically enrolled in a remedial training session.
Typically, before any training, many organizations have seen 40% or more of their users fall prey to phishing attempts. This number is often reduced to as low as 2% after a couple of training sessions. That is a pretty good return on investment.
KnowBe4 also provides a few free tools that you can try out before you even subscribe. These include a Phishing Security Test, Domain Spoof Test and Breached Password Test, Ransomware Simulator Tool. These are all available at https://www.knowbe4.com/free-it-security-tools
A KnowBe4 subscription can be obtained through OETC to obtain reduced pricing. https://oetc.org/knowbe4-and-oetc/