GLS Announces New Anti-Phishing Essentials Training Course to Prevent Today’s Largest Cyber Threat
Global Learning Systems (GLS), a leading eLearning solutions provider of off-the-shelf and customized security and compliance training, announced the newest addition to its product catalog, a new Anti-phishing Essentials. This online training course incorporates scenario-based learning and gamification elements to educate employees on one of today’s largest threats to information security.
“We are excited to announce the release of this new learning program as targeted social engineering and phishing attacks are increasingly impacting organizations worldwide,” said Larry Cates, President & CEO of GLS. “This scenario-based training is designed to challenge and test users to promote improved awareness, best practices and ultimately lead to behavior change. The new Anti-Phishing Essentials training program can be utilized as a key resource within our product portfolio and also as part of an overall social engineering and targeted phishing testing and assessment program.”
The 25 minute, online anti-phishing training is sure to make an impact, as recent reports indicate attackers are still posing as trusted organizations (such as recognized web services providers, phone companies and banks), to gain the trust of individuals in these sophisticated attacks. Attackers are also using multiple channels of communication such as phone calls, emails or text messages to engage the victim. GLS firmly believes employee awareness of such attacks is vital to maintaining individual and organizational security.
The new Anti-phishing Essentials has three rounds, and in each round, learners are challenged to recognize a variety of phishing and social engineering attacks, choosing the safest course of action. Based on their responses, the program takes them on a specific learning path to build awareness. The training course can be combined with simulated attacks, posters, quick reference cards, and newsletters to provide multiple channels of communication to raise awareness across the organization, providing a complete anti-phishing program.