If you have never had an enticing or deceptive email designed to encourage you to click a link or disclose sensitive information, then you are in the minority. According to Symantec, phishing rates have increased across most industries with no size or type of organisation being immune.
To combat the fraudsters, EssentialSkillz has added an eLearning course specifically about Phishing as part of their Business Protection Pack. The Pack now contains 17 Courses, all of which are accredited for CPD.
According to the cybersecurity company, WEBOOT, Phishing has displaced malware globally as the number 1 attack that IT decision makers believe their organisation will be most vulnerable to in 2018.
Google is also taking steps to try and address the threat, the July update for its Chrome browser will mark any website not served over HTTPS as “Not secure” in the address bar to warn users when they are at risk.
Julian Roberts, CEO of EssentialSkillz explained their rationale for the new course:
“Although there was already a Cyber Security course within the pack, Phishing scams are becoming ever more elaborate, Spear Phishing, Whaling and the Waterhole are all specific subgenres that people need to be aware of. That’s why we thought the topic deserved a course of its own which could address each element in detail.
Cyber Security threats are continuously evolving, so employee training must evolve with them. Just training during onboarding isn’t enough. Employees need ongoing training to address the latest and most devious tactics scammers are using to ensure they and the companies they work for remain protected.”
The EssentialSkillz Phishing course lasts approximately 45 minutes and is designed to examine how scammers use Social Engineering to manipulate people into giving away passwords, bank details or other sensitive information.
In summary, the EssentialSkillz Phishing course:
- Describes what phishing is and why you must remain constantly aware of the threat.
- Outline the distinct types of phishing attacks and how you can identify them.
- Highlights how to prevent phishing attacks and what to do should you fall victim to one.
For larger organisations looking to train over 100 employees, a free trial of the course is available here. For smaller businesses, the course is available on a Pay-As-You-Go Basis from the EssentialSkillz eLearning shop www.Courses123.com