Fortra’s Terranova Security and Microsoft Open Registration for Annual Gone Phishing Tournament

The fifth annual online Gone Phishing Tournament, hosted by Fortra’s Terranova Security and Microsoft between October 9-27, 2023, is open for registrations.  

The tournament, which uses real-world scenarios to establish accurate phishing clickthrough rates among end users, allows organizations to benchmark their phishing resilience against true global standards. Last year, 1.2 million users from across 250 organizations took part with over 21 phishing message languages deployed. 

The Gone Phishing Tournament assesses the limits of an organization’s security awareness, regardless of their size or industry. Participating organizations will receive a comprehensive report on the findings from the event, and recommendations for employees and security leaders alike – created by Fortra and Microsoft. 

The 2022 tournament, revealed several key findings:  

  • Overall clicks on phishing links improved on 2021 numbers, but many end users were still prone to following through on requests for sensitive information.  
  • Of those who clicked through, 44% completed action on the phishing website. 
  • Only organizations with 500 or fewer employees managed to keep their click-to-form completion rate under 30%, suggesting that if an organization of 10,000 employees had been targeted with a phishing scam, 700 would have clicked the link and 300 would have compromised sensitive information. 
  • The technology, finance, education, and public sectors boasted the highest number of participants. 
  • Of the not-for-profit organizations who took part, almost a third (33%) reported having no security awareness training in place. 

Potential participants can register through this link until September 30. 

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