Anti-Phishing Essentials


Anti-Phishing Essentials Course

GLS’ new update to its award-winning Anti-Phishing Essentials training program with gamification provides a comprehensive dive into the latest phishing tactics and hacker strategies – the most widespread threat to cybersecurity – and its variants, including ransomware, spear phishing and business email compromise

Course Description

Our Anti-Phishing Essentials (APE) course is uniquely designed with gamification and user achievement levels to promote learner engagement and sustained behavior change – and for good reason. Based on recent industry data, up to 89% of security experts cite phishing as their biggest threat to data security.

An integral component in supporting your organization, our anti-phishing course increases phishing awareness through busting common phishing myths, providing realistic examples of potential phishing emails and using scenario-based assessment questions that also include a final eight-question quiz.

Through our anti-phishing training, employees will identify a phishing website, recognize a phishing email through a managed phish testing platform, and basic steps anyone can take to minimize the odds of becoming a victim of corporate phishing attacks. Our awareness training for phishing includes sections devoted to related threats such as spear-phishing, ransomware testing, malware attacks, business email compromise (BEC) scams, as well as GLS’s robust SecurePhish phishing simulator and other anti-phishing tools.

Topic Anti-Phishing
Delivery Format Courseware
Role/Audience All Employees
Total Time 30 Minutes
Block Foundation
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Anti-Phishing Essentials is perfect for any organization, large or small business that needs in-depth anti-phishing training and/or seeks to strengthen and enhance their company’s overall security and risk mitigation posture. This gamified training program provides:

  • Relevant information on all common types of phishing exploits
  • Hands-on problem-solving using case-study-based examples
  • A proven solution that targets learners at all levels of the organization. Using GLS’ success-based learning design through Tier challenges, this program effectively engages in-attentive employees and habitual repeat clickers within your organization.

Course Curriculum

Round 1: Phishing, Fact or Fiction?

  • Uses a gameshow format to bust common phishing myths

Round 2: Saving Sam

  • Explores the inbox of an average employee named Sam to educate users on how phishing scams work, the different forms that phishing can take (including ransomware attacks, spear phishing, BEC attacks, and text and social media messages), how to recognize a phishing message, and what basic steps to take to avoid becoming a victim

Round 3: Security Showdown

  • The final round tests the user’s knowledge of phishing by presenting an eight-question scenario-based quiz

Upon Completion, Learners Will Be Able To

  • Distinguish between phishing facts and myths

  • Define phishing and its risks to an organization

  • Describe how phishing attacks are carried out

  • Recognize specific characteristics of suspicious emails and websites

  • Identify web links and suspicious URLs

  • List strategies for how to avoid getting phished

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