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PhishMe Adds New Modules to CBFree to Help All Organizations Thwart Ransomware and Business Email Compromise

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Leesburg, VA – May 3, 2017 – PhishMe (, the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, today announced the availability of five new interactive modules for its complimentary computer-based training (CBT) program, CBFree. Unlike any other security awareness training programs on the market, CBFree is a unique, high-quality, and interactive experience that provides employees with free security awareness training for today’s top cybersecurity threats, including malware and spear-phishing.

Cyberattacks like ransomware have exploded recently, growing by more than 600 percent in 2016 over 2015 and costing victims more than $1 billion, according to PhishMe’s 2016 Malware Year in Review. Similarly, PhishMe has seen an uptick in other attacks such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) or CEO fraud, targeted spear-phishing campaigns, online threats and more.

To help organizations avoid falling victim to these attacks, PhishMe is releasing the following five modules, which were developed using PhishMe’s proprietary intelligence and research data:

  • Business Email Compromise (BEC)/ CEO Fraud Scams: Covers the three main types of BEC and CEO fraud scams and how to identify and report them.
  • Ransomware: Covers the basics of ransomware and its effects, and how to minimize the impact and reporting procedures.
  • Advanced Spear-Phishing: Covers the three types of advanced spear-phishing techniques and their email indicators, and what to do if you are a target.
  • Cloud Computing: Covers the difference between desktop and cloud computing, its advantages and disadvantages, and best practices for using the cloud safely.
  • Cyber Security Awareness: Covers how to identify common online threats, understand each threat’s risk factors, and minimize the risk of an attack.

“Organizations of all sizes are targeted by cybercriminals looking to extract money and steal data. While experiential learning is best suited to condition employees to be resistant to these threats, we also want to provide our customers with the information and tools needed to educate their employees,” said Jeff Orloff, Director of Content at PhishMe. “With the addition of these five new modules, PhishMe continues to be a leader in providing premium computer-based training for free and without obligation, which allows organizations to focus their efforts and resources on programs and products that go beyond just training and awareness to true behavioral change.”

The PhishMe CBFree program has been highly successful with more than 3,000+ downloads since its launch. Each module is SCORM-compliant and offers approximately 10-15 minutes of educational content with an online quiz. The modules can be used with or without a formal Learning Management System (LMS).

To learn more and to download these modules, please visit

About PhishMe

PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.


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