What is Phishing & Ransomware?

Over the past years, phishing and ransomware have become the most common form of cybercrime. This form of cyber crime is a growing threat to businesses.

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Using disguised emails as a weapon to obtain information and manipulate individuals by using deception. The confidential information obtained can then be used for fraudulent purposes. These emails are send from what appear to be legitimate sources.

Ransomware is software that is downloaded or installed on a device. This then asks the recipient to pay a ransom in exchange for the return of stolen data or personal information.

Both cyber attacks centre around the practice of digital blackmail, which is why with a combination of the two, phishing ransomware attacks, are some of the most vicious threats to businesses.

More than 90% of cyberattacks and resulting data breaches start with a phishing campaign. Employees are the company’s weakest cyber security link as many remain unable to identify these malicious emails. To improve cybersecurity it is key to train employees to be vigilant and learn to spot phishing emails.

So How Is This Achieved?

We aim to make your employees the first line of defence for future cyber attacks. This is achieved by the following:

  • We use phishing simulation tools to evaluate how employees respond to various threats.
  • We can simulate phishing campaigns that are customised to your business.
  • Where employees fall victim to one of these simulated phishing emails, they will be provided with training to equip them with the tools to spot malicious emails in the future.
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The other way we achieve these results is by using ‘Sticky Learning ®’ . In short Sticky Learning ® is our own unique method that we have developed to help Learners Realise more of what they have learnt, be able to Recall more of what they have learnt, and Retain more of what they have learnt.

This is good for our clients because it means that the money they spend with us is better invested than with other training providers because the learning is used for longer.

For more Cyber Security tips read our blog ‘How Secure is My Password?’