23 Mar EC-Council Announces Free Phishing-Protection Solution Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak
OhPhish Helps Remote Workers and Businesses Fight Phishing Attacks
– From the Editors at Cybercrime Magazine
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 23, 2020 /ECCouncil.org/
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses across the world, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation resulting in a spike of phishing scams on remote workforce and corporate systems. While working from home helps the cause of social distancing, it introduces additional risks to the organization. With less protection on home networks, employees are vulnerable to phishing attacks more than ever before. It is imperative that these employees remain vigilant and capable of protecting themselves from such attacks.
Cybercrime damage costs could potentially double due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. “Businesses have a short window of time to train their remote employees on how to detect and react to phishing scams, and other types of cyberattacks,” says Steve Morgan, founder of Cybersecurity Ventures and editor-in-chief at Cybercrime Magazine.
EC-Council is stepping up to help the business community protect itself from these attacks by providing FREE access to its OhPhish Anti-Phishing platform. Organizations can simulate attacks on their remote workforce and strengthen employee security awareness making team alert and resilient.
“We recognize that the cyber community has a very important role to play during this crisis. While we battle the pandemic, we must also do everything within our control to empower others to ensure that organizations do not take cybersecurity lightly, which could lead to threat actors causing more harm. This is why we have stepped up to offer the Anti-Phishing Platform access for free,” said Jay Bavisi, group CEO and president of EC-Council.
“With the 30-day free subscription to OhPhish, organizations can now run unlimited entice-to-click simulations and assign security awareness training to all remote workers. This is just the start, a small step we take as we continue to track the developments of the COVID-19 situation. EC-Council will make further arrangements, opening up more of its core solutions, should the situation require it. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, especially now, when so many workforces are suddenly working remotely for the first time,” added Jay.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that the business community continues to thrive remotely, secure in the belief that their data remains as safe as ever. We have been taking all possible initiatives to keep them safe, informed, trained and prepared so that we can help protect them as best as we can,” Steve Graham, senior vice president of EC-Council, said while reaffirming the company’s commitment.
Organizations that are keen to use this Free Platform can visit https://ohphish.eccouncil.org/ for more details.
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OhPhish is an anti-phishing platform from EC-Council, dedicated to help organizations strengthen their first line of defense — people. The Platform’s Anti-phishing simulations mimic real-life attack scenarios that teach employees to spot phishing scams and avoid the hefty cost of a data breach. OhPhish allows organizations to send phishing simulations to employees and track their responses on a real-time basis and to assign awareness training to users who are vulnerable.
Some of the largest Managed Software Service Providers rely on OhPhish and stand testimony to its robustness in securing businesses, working on premise or remotely.
Learn more at https://ohphish.eccouncil.org/