Cofense Releases Free Cybersecurity Awareness Computer Based Training Modules
In response to customer demand, PhishMe adds CBFree to help organizations meet compliance obligations
LEESBURG, Va. and LONDON, UK – OCTOBER 27, 2015 – PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions, today announced availability of PhishMe’s CBFree, a series of Computer Based Training (CBT) modules available for all to access – completely free of charge. Released in support of Security Serious week in the UK and National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US, CBFree offers high quality cybersecurity awareness modules covering a variety of topics that meet an organisation’s compliance obligations.
CBFree is a library of awareness CBTs, comprising 12 modules, developed using the latest eLearning techniques and trends to promote substantial engagement from trainees. Each module takes about five minutes to complete with an optional five-minute interactive Q&A at the end.
Speaking about this initiative, Scott Greaux, VP of product management at PhishMe, said, “Over the years, many of our customers have asked PhishMe to provide awareness CBTs in order to satisfy compliance requirements. Today, we’ve not only obliged, but taken it a step further. The introduction of the CBFree program allows organizations to check the compliance box, reserving budget and focus for solutions that provide measurable improvements to their security posture.”
Free doesn’t mean old or obsolete content
PhishMe has an amazing content team that regularly updates its best-in-class phishing simulation content, producing professional, quality-assurance tested materials at breakneck speed, internationalized and translated on a weekly basis. CBFree is an additional content project the team will continue to maintain, ensuring the material remains fresh, compliant and has relevance to real-world campaigns.
Speaking about PhishMe’s decision not to charge for these modules, Greaux added, “Computer-based training can help reinforce good security practices, but does little to change undesirable behaviour that presents a risk to organizations. Our experience tells us that programs that rely on CBT training alone are not as effective as conditioning employees to identify and report suspicious emails through real world simulations. It is evident from our actions today that PhishMe feels strongly that organizations should not be forced to pay for content that only serves to distract users and satisfy a compliance checkbox. We don’t think that that’s fair so, instead, we’re going to give it away for FREE – to everyone, no catch.”
PhishMe makes the process of implementing its CBTs in an organizations’ environment very simple. With a Learning Management System (LMS) that ingests SCORM-compliant materials, organizations can simply download the files and run the training through their own LMS.
Anyone can get started by reviewing the module descriptions on the PhishMe website: https://cofense.com/resources/cbfree-computer-based-training.
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PhishMe® is the leading provider of threat management for organizations concerned about human susceptibility to advanced targeted attacks. 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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