Cofense Continues to Drive Automation into Anti-Phishing Programs

New Playbooks Allows Strategic Automation of Phishing Simulations

Leesburg, VA – August 23, 2018 – On the heels of launching a phishing-specific SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) platform, Cofense™, the global leader in phishing defense and attack disruption, has now added automation to its flagship product line for phishing simulations. With this update, Cofense PhishMe™ users can now strategically plan and automate the delivery of their phishing simulation programs using built-in playbooks.

As organizations find themselves with fewer skilled cybersecurity resources, automation of key functions is critical to the ability to maintain a robust and effective phishing defense program. The use of playbooks has become a popular way to allow organizations to customize and schedule specific tasks or processes normally performed manually by an administrator.

“At Cofense we believe in automation as a way to relieve security operators of the repetitive tasks to allow them to focus on strategic, intelligent decision-making,” said Rohyt Belani, Co-founder and CEO of Cofense. “Playbooks are meant to allow both managed services providers and our end clients the ability to choose various programs just like one does on a treadmill in a gym, so they don’t need to focus on the metaphorical tasks of having to change speed and incline but can instead focus on designing and tracking the appropriate success criteria and presenting them appropriately to senior management.”

Cofense PhishMe playbooks are built-in to the administrator view and allow for easy creation and management of phishing simulation programs. Playbooks will automatically create, schedule, and launch templates, over the course of the year, based on customer selected criteria and send automated email reminders to users based on program activity and status.

The new automated playbooks provide tremendous time and cost savings for organizations. For example, customers can leverage automated playbooks to create twelve complete phishing scenarios to run over the course of one year in only fifteen minutes, which would previously take three hours to generate manually – resulting in a 91% reduction in operational time spent on generating scenarios. The process also allows our customers and partners to leverage the knowledge the Cofense team has garnered in serving 400 of the Fortune 1000 in building their anti-phishing defenses, as each of the playbooks inherently embody these lessons learned.

Phishing simulations mimic real-life phishing email threats but provide a safe environment in which employees can fail and learn how to instinctually identify real threats in the future. Programs are designed to challenge users of various training levels and by role. Playbooks allows the program administrator to consider the various groups within an organization and to customize and schedule up to 12 months of conditioning training.

With the addition of Cofense PhishMe Playbooks and other recent enhancements including Board Reporting, accurate Microsoft attachment tracking and mobile Cofense Reporter™, Cofense continues to innovate and lead the market in phishing simulation.

To learn more about Cofense PhishMe or request a demo, please visit: https://cofense.com/product-services/simulator-2/

About Cofense

Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide. Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats. Our collective defense suite combines timely attack intelligence sourced from employees with best-in-class incident response technologies to stop attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. Cofense customers include Global 1000 organizations in defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that understand how changing user behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. To learn more, visit https://cofense.com/.

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