Click Armor introduces free “Can i be phished?” online assessment for covid-19 cyber security awareness
Innovative solution helps work-from-home employees identify COVID-19 phishing scams, disinformation and cybersecurity threats
OTTAWA (ON), March 26, 2020 – Employees working from home as part of pandemic social distancing can now assess how well they can identify phishing attacks, disinformation and cybersecurity threats, thanks to a new, free online assessment from Click Armor, the Continuous Cybersecurity Awareness Platform.
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce people to reveal personal or sensitive information such as passwords and credit card or banking details.
“We have seen a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cybersecurity threats coinciding with the increase of employees forced to work from home due to the pandemic. Scammers take advantage of people working outside their normal, secure environments to attack businesses and spread disinformation, as well as playing on peoples’ anxiety about the situation,” explains Click Armor CEO Scott Wright. “Our online challenge is designed to arm individuals and businesses with the skills they need to identify and defend against such threats.”
The Coronovirus Edition of “Can I Be Phished?” leverages gamification to test and improve cybersecurity skills. Players see several emails whose senders may or may not be malicious attackers. They must review each one and assess if it’s safe or suspicious. Examples include :
- Fake HR policy updates
- Fake government and health advisories
- Fake CDC, vaccine news or other COVID-19 topics
Wright says, “People are often surprised how easily they are fooled by the game’s realistic scenarios. They learn to be more careful in looking for real clues and risky elements. In under five minutes, individuals can learn practical tips they can use to protect themselves and their employers.”
Can I Be Phished? is available online now at: http://canibephished.com and leverages Click Armor’s Continuous Cybersecurity Awareness Platform, designed for organizations that want to improve employee cybersecurity awareness.
About Click Armor:
The Click Armor continuous cybersecurity awareness platform is a unique environment for engaging employees to learn, practice and gain confidence in their ability to defend against cyberattacks. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn or at www.clickarmor.ca