Sophos Introduces Phish Threat Attack Simulation and Training Solution

Sophos recently announced the expansion of its Sophos Phish Threat phishing attack simulator and training solution to Europe and Asia. With enhanced dashboards and new analytics to track organisational risk and employee performance, Phish Threat simplifies a key part of an organizations security strategy – employee awareness and training. With the capability to choose from hosting locations in Ireland, Germany or the US, organisations worldwide can now access multi-language, interactive security training from within the Sophos Central security management platform.

Phishing remains an easy access route into organisations for today’s ransomware payloads and data breaches. With 41 percent of organisations seeing an attack daily, employee training remains critical to maintaining effective security. Sophos Phish Threat automates the entire training process and provides visual analytics to identify vulnerable employees. As the only security awareness training programme from a leader in IT security, it can be managed alongside email, endpoint, and network security from one console for improved risk management and incident response.

Sumit Bansal, Managing Director, ASEAN and Korea at Sophos, said, “With unprecedented advancements in technology and newer workloads, organisations must not neglect the weakest link in the security chain – people – normally seen as the easiest point to breach. According to a recent study, phishing was seen as the leading threat to cybersecurity in the Asia Pacific region . This demands for the need to invest in training employees to understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity. Not only will this provide them with a strong cybersecurity hygiene, but also equip them better to spot threats such as phishing.”

Phish Threat enables IT managers to identify susceptible employees and manage relevant real-world phishing email simulations to deliver more effective training sessions from within Sophos Central. Attack templates and training are available in nine languages and constantly updated based on Sophos’s global awareness of current threats.

When errors are made, individuals are automatically given corrective training to learn from their mistakes. Phish Threat also provides the analytics and reporting metrics to allow tracking and measurement of overall business risk and security posture at an organisation or individual level. With benchmark data available on employee phishing susceptibility against global norms, training can be fully tailored, and data can be used to enhance security policy across Sophos Central to deliver a multi-layered security strategy against phishing and social engineering attacks.

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