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Sophos tackles low security awareness among Enterprise end-users

Sunil Sharma, Vice President – sales, India & SAARC at Sophos
Sunil Sharma, Vice President – sales, India & SAARC at Sophos

Introduces Phish Threat Attack Simulator with Analytics and Training in India; aims to help IT organizations combat low security awareness among end-users with an advanced security testing and training platform designed to reduce risk from IT’s largest attack surface – the end-user

Allows IT managers to more effectively address threat prevention by targeting risky user behavior and creating a stronger security culture across the entire organization; integrated with cloud-based management platform Sophos Central for improved ease of use and synchronized security protection benefits

Sophos launched Sophos Phish Threat, an advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution that is fully integrated with the company’s cloud-based security management platform, Sophos Central. With centralized management and automated campaign analysis, Phish Threat dramatically reduces the time and resources required to affect real change in employee behavior when faced with sophisticated and rapidly evolving cybercrime techniques.

Phishing remains one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in a company’s cyber-defenses. Traditional online security training programs are academic, blind to the current attack landscape and disconnected from the rest of IT security management, making it burdensome for IT managers to effectively integrate anti-phishing into routine risk assessments. Sophos Phish Threat automates the entire training process and provides visual analytics to identify vulnerable users. The Sophos Phish Threat attack simulator and training platform is managed alongside other Sophos security solutions within Sophos Central to provide rapid risk detection and incident response.

“In the real-world, end users are most vulnerable targets who are relentlessly bombarded with spear-phishing and socially engineered schemes. Sophos Labs sees phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads,” said Sunil Sharma, vice president of sales for India & SAARC, at Sophos. “It’s easy to be tricked into clicking on a malicious email. Hence, it’s important to create a culture where users are instinctively suspicious of emails which sound too good (or too bad!) to be true, and simply abide by the “don’t buy, don’t try, don’t reply” rule. With Sophos Phish Threat, IT managers now have sophisticated, integrated threat intelligence that combines the strength of Sophos security technologies with a product that tests, trains and analyzes human vulnerabilities. This creates a very powerful solution for businesses struggling to keep ahead of organized cybercrime and preventing users from succumbing to phishing attacks,” he further added.

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