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Terranova Security Announces The Second Edition Of The Gone Phishing Tournament & The Phishing Global Benchmarking Report

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 19, 2020 by itnerd

Terranova Security has announced the 2020 edition of the Gone Phishing Tournament event, scheduled to take place in October to coincide with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The inaugural 2019 event, along with the resulting Gone Phishing Tournament Benchmark Global Report, highlighted the need for organizations to implement a security awareness training program supported by consistent phishing simulations.

The Gone Phishing Tournament, co-sponsored by Microsoft, uses an email template from Attack simulation training, a new capability of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)releasing later this year. Attack simulation training is an intelligent social engineering risk management tool that uses context-aware simulations and hyper-targeted training to train employees, and measures behavior change all on an automated platform, simplifying the design and deployment of security awareness training.

Adding Microsoft as a sponsor for the 2020 Gone Phishing Tournament marks a new chapter in the ongoing partnership between the two organizations, one that centers around the comprehensive Terranova Security content catalog and the company’s commitment to a human-centric approach to security awareness. It’s also another example of how Terranova Security phishing content will bring the best in security awareness training to Microsoft customers. 

The 2020 Gone Phishing Tournament comes at a time where an accelerated transition to a remote workforce due to the COVID-19 has put an even greater emphasis on the importance of security awareness training for all employees.

The first edition of the Terranova Security Gone Phishing Tournament took place over five days in October 2019. The goal of the tournament was to allow organizations to discover how their click rate compared to those of organizations with similar characteristics including vertical or industry, size, and geographical location. 

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Gone Phishing Tournament

The Terranova Security 2019 Phishing Global Benchmark Report provided in-depth insight on the event’s results, including click rate statistics by vertical, organization size, geographical location, and level of security awareness and phishing simulation programs in place.

The resulting click rate benchmarking yielded tangible insights concerning employee cyber security and phishing awareness. Once organizations understand how susceptible their users are to phishing threats, they can take actionable steps that lower their click rate and secure their sensitive data. 

The 2019 Phishing Global Benchmark Report reinforces how important it is for organizations to use a combination of security awareness training and phishing simulations to decrease the click rate and reduce the likelihood of these attacks being successful. 

Even in organizations with comprehensive security awareness programs in place, employees are still clicking phishing emails. 11% of recipients clicked the phishing link and 2% of recipients submitted their credentials on the phishing website.

Other key findings from the 2019 report include:

  • In organizations with no security awareness programs in place, 13% of users clicked the phishing link.
  • In organizations with only a security awareness program in place (but no phishing simulations), 29% of users submitted their credentials after clicking a phishing link.
  • In organizations with both security awareness and phishing simulations, the credential submission rate is 47% lower.

Register now and reserve your free phishing simulation as part of the 2020 Gone Phishing Tournament.

Terranova Security Releases Enhanced Mobile Responsive Version Of Security Awareness Training Library

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 3, 2020 by itnerd

Terranova Security, a global leader in security awareness training, announced mobile responsive security awareness training content enhancements for its platform.

This release allows organizations to train their users on any device, allowing them to access security awareness training modules from their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. A user’s training progress is always saved to their unique platform profile, ensuring that no learning momentum is lost. These enhancements underscore the Terranova Security dedication to delivering a fun, engaging, powerfully effective omnichannel learning experience.

Major mobile responsive features in this release include:

  • Enhanced flexibility and convenience: Terranova Security is recognized for its high-quality content, strong customer support, its customizable learning material and for ensuring that its content is available to all users. The company has continued to deliver in this area, with security awareness training content that can be enjoyed on any device via an improved mobile-responsive design. This release reinforces the Terranova Security commitment to bring security awareness training to all users on their preferred device for a more flexible, comfortable learning experience.
  • Seamless training access on all devices: Terranova Security is committed to making security awareness training programs engaging and easy to use. This mobile responsive release from Terranova Security enables users to save their progress to their unique platform profile that’s accessible in their favorite browser, regardless of the device being used. This makes switching between a desktop and a smartphone or tablet effortless, uncomplicated, and free of any training data loss.
  • Enhanced mobile responsiveness, same high-quality awareness courses users love: The Terranova Security mobile responsiveness measures included enhancements made to the company’s information security awareness course library. This high-quality training content has become the Terranova Security hallmark and is now available across all devices, giving users the freedom to complete security awareness training modules at a time and on a device that works for their schedule and lifestyle.

The recent explosion mobile device usage has magnified the importance of mobile learning as a vital part of any security awareness training program. Studies show that 70% of learners feel more motivated when training on a mobile device, while smartphone learners tend to complete course material 45% faster than those using a desktop computer.

These trends won’t be fading anytime soon. As of 2019, there are more cellphones on Earth than human beings. By 2025, 72% of internet users will access the web using only their smartphones, making their inclusion in security awareness training more crucial than ever.

The English mobile-responsive version of the Terranova Security security awareness trainingcourse material is available now to new and existing customers. The Terranova Security mobile responsive content will be available in additional languages by the end of 2020.

Read more in their mobile learning blog post.

Terranova Security Releases Accessibility Features Across Entire Security Awareness Training Library

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 21, 2020 by itnerd

Terranova Security, a global leader in security awareness training, announced a new set of enhanced accessibility features across its entire library of security awareness training content.

To coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), this release boasts an enriched learning experience that’s inclusive for all users, with plans to make content available in 40+ languages. These measures deliver on the Terranova Security commitment to ensure that everyone can have access to the knowledge they need to keep themselves, their organizations, and all sensitive information safe.

Major accessibility features in this release include:

  • Ongoing language support: Terranova Security is recognized for its very high-quality content, strong support for customers, the ability to customize content and for supporting the most languages of all vendors (both text and narration). The company has continued to deliver in this area, with a training library that includes modules, microlearning and nanolearning content, all of which will be available in over 40 different languages. This ongoing initiative represents the Terranova Security commitment to bring security awareness training to users in their preferred language.
  • WCAG 2.1 compliance: Terranova Security is level A and AA compliant with WCAG 2.1 standards for accessibility. The Terranova Security accessibility measures implemented all conform to the guidelines and success criteria in making training content universally perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. Terranova Security achieved this high level of content accessibility by providing text alternatives for non-text content, synchronized multimedia alternatives, and interface usability improvements.
  • The same high-quality content users love: The Terranova Security accessibility measures have been made with interactivity in mind. All training material maintains a high standard for interactivity and engagement. This ensures that users always have access to the fun, informative security awareness training that remains Terranova Security’s hallmark.

A lot of online content still excludes many users every day. 80% of online content is available in only one of 10 languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, and Korean. Of those, less than half of the world’s population speaks one of those languages as their preferred language.

In terms of WCAG 2.1 compliance, GAAD research found that 98.1% of home pages have at least one failure, while the average website home page contains 60.9 accessibility errors.

The accessible versions of Terranova Security’s security awareness training course material are now available to new and existing customers.

Microsoft Partners Terranova Security To Provide Global Training To Microsoft Employees

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 20, 2020 by itnerd

Terranova Security, a global leader in cyber security awareness, announced a partnership with Microsoft that allows Microsoft to leverage the Terranova Security deep catalog of security awareness training content in its Office Advanced Threat Protection product.

After a thorough analysis of security awareness training companies, Microsoft chose Terranova Security because of its core focus on human-centric training that puts people front-and-center.

Terranova Security brings a science-backed human-centric approach to its cyber security awareness course catalog, free online resources, phishing simulations, and security awareness communication tools.

Terranova Security Delivers Human-Centric, Accessible, Inclusive, and Quality Security Awareness Training Content

After a multi-month search for a security awareness training content provider and partner, Microsoft chose Terranova Security for its:

  • Quality and Rigor: Terranova Security is widely recognized for creating and delivering science-backed content that is purposeful, high quality, and engaging. Terranova Security CEO, Lise Lapointe is highly regarded for her academic philosophy and approach to security awareness training.
  • Culture Fit: Microsoft and Terranova Security are tightly aligned with their strong commitments to diversity and inclusion. Terranova Security puts people first – from an inclusive boardroom to relatable and accessible security awareness content catalog. Terranova Security is proud to announce that its content meets Microsoft’s Web Accessibility Standards.
  • Quantity and Breadth: No two companies or people have the same security awareness challenges and needs. With the Terranova Security comprehensive content catalog, Microsoft is able to support its wide range of customers who have varying levels of security awareness knowledge and training needs.
  • Better Together: Terranova Security’s goal is to eliminate the human risk factor to effectively counter all cyber attacks. The company does this with its deep training catalog that puts people first with relatable and engaging content. This partnership with Microsoft further extends its reach – making it possible for more people and companies to create cyber secure and aware cultures.

Terranova Security is a global leader and partner of choice in security awareness training with successful security awareness and phishing simulation programs spanning over 7 million users. Recognized for providing amongst the highest-quality content, most multilingual security awareness platform, training and communications portfolio and intuitive phishing simulator, organizations continue to leverage the Terranova Security awareness 5-step framework which provides an evidence-based, step-by-step approach to a successful security awareness program. Terranova Security is working with organizations and security awareness teams worldwide to design programs that drastically reduce the human risk factor to effectively counter all cyber attacks. Learn more at terranovasecurity.com.