At Jisc, we understand that cyber security isn’t just for IT professionals. Users, too, play an important role in the defence against threats. As attacks such as phishing become more sophisticated, it’s vital to ensure that staff and students have the awareness and skills to spot a potential breach.
That’s why, to help reduce the risk of cyber attack, we offer phishing simulations to help users safely experience what an attack might look like – and related security training so they understand wider risks and know what to do if they suspect an issue.
The service is cost-effective and flexible. It includes practical simulations, as well as theoretical sessions, with a choice of classroom-based or virtual learning led by experienced cyber security experts.
The simulation service includes:
Fully managed simulated phishing campaigns – including simulated phishing emails and websites
Awareness training services – including tips to identify fake and suspicious emails
Classroom-led ‘cyber security 101’ training – training modules with videos, interactive quizzes and tests
Detailed reporting showing stats and graphs after each anti-phishing campaign
Cyber security best practice reviews and workshops
Recommendations on improving cyber security postures using products and services available via other Jisc frameworks
Using the associated training, you can:
Build flexible training to suit your needs – this service can be customised to suit the specific needs of your users
Get the benefit of experienced trainers – training is carried out by experienced cyber security experts, it’s not an ‘email-only’ software solution
Achieve value for money – in pre-procuring this service, we’ve taken significant account of cost – and in particular, the cost of scaling the service across the number of users in a research and education organisation. You pay a single price per campaign regardless of how many users are 'phished' – instead of a 'per-user' price model, which can be expensive for larger organisations
Buy with confidence – because we have pre-procured this service and conducted due diligence on it, you can buy confidently, knowing it’s a service you can trust
Case study: educate your users for effective protection against phishing attacks
How Guildford College uses this service to reduce its risk from phishing attacks.