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Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has launched an advanced phishing attack simulator and training solution that is fully integrated with the company’s cloud-based security management platform, Sophos Central.

With centralised management and automated campaign analysis, Phish Threat dramatically reduces the time and resources required to affect real change in employee behaviour when faced with sophisticated and rapidly evolving cyber-crime techniques, the company claimed.
Phishing remains one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behaviour as the weakest link in a company’s cyber-defence. 
Sophos Phish Threat automates the entire training process and provides visual analytics to identify vulnerable users, the company claimed. 
“Phishing has evolved in lockstep with the ‘Malware-as-a-Service’ phenomenon,” said Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for the Sophos Cloud Security Group. “For years, criminals have disguised attacks in email and today SophosLabs sees phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. With Sophos Phish Threat, IT managers now have sophisticated, integrated threat intelligence … with a product that tests, trains and analyses human vulnerabilities,” Lucchini said. 
“This creates a very powerful solution for businesses struggling to keep ahead of organised cybercrime and unwary end-users,” he added.

Published : May 31, 2017

By : The Nation