Based on industry data published in 2020, up to 89% of security experts cite phishing as their biggest threat to data security – and for good reason. Unlike other threats, such as unpatched systems and security misconfiguration, phishing, in all of its various forms of attack, presents an on-going critical threat & vulnerability that requires the vigilance of the entire organization, not just information security team.
GLS’ Anti-Phishing Essentials (APE) course is uniquely designed with gamification and user achievement levels to promote learner engagement and sustained behavior change. The course is an integral component in supporting an organization’s anti-phishing program by teaching what phishing is, how a phishing scam works, how to recognize a phishing email, and the basic steps an employee can take to greatly minimize the odds of becoming a victim. It includes sections devoted to other related threats such as spear phishing, ransom ware and malware attacks, as well as business email compromise (BEC) scams.
GLS’s updated Anti-Phishing Essentials course engages the user by busting common phishing myths, providing realistic examples of potential phishing emails, and using scenario-based assessment questions and also includes a final 8-question quiz.