Cofense PhishMe Update Adds More Openings for Automation of Phishing Simulation Campaigns

August 26, 2018


Cofense has issued one more update to its product line, providing even more openings for automation of phishing simulation exercises.

The advantages to be gained from carrying out phishing simulation exercises are obvious – They let companies evaluate the effectiveness of their safety consciousness and anti-phishing training programs and condition workers to inform phishing dangers in a safe environment. They also assist safety teams to find weak points in their campaigns and find people who need more training.

Any time spent creating and operating phishing simulation exercises is time correctly spent, as through phishing simulations vulnerability to phishing attacks can be decreased by about 95%.

Creating the campaigns and operating them all through the year takes time – something which safety teams have precious little of with their hectic workloads. The latest updates to the Cofense PhishMe platform let IT teams to strategically plan and automate phishing simulation programs and create and plan the campaigns in a fraction of the time.

The newest updates let safety teams use playbooks in their phishing simulation campaigns to tailor and schedule jobs which would usually have to be finished by a manager. The playbooks have been included into the manager view to make it easy to create and administer phishing simulation programs. The playbooks automatically generate prototypes, plan them, and launch them all through the year. Managers can also pick the criteria for the playbooks and they will automatically send electronic mail reminders to end users based on program activity and standing.

The time the playbooks save is substantial. In only 15 minutes, a manager can create 12 complete phishing situations and plan them all through the year. Without this stage of automation, it would take the same manager about 3 hours to finish the same jobs. That denotes a time saving of 91%.

Further, the playbooks include lessons learned from 400 of the Fortune 1000 firms that have used Cofense PhishMe to generate their own phishing simulation programs.

“At Cofense we think in automation as a method to help safety operators of the boring jobs to let them focus on planned, intelligent decision-making,” said Rohyt Belani, Co-founder and CEO of Cofense. “Playbooks are intended to let both managed facilities suppliers and our end clients the ability to pick different programs just like one does on a treadmill in a gymnasium, so they do not require to concentrate on the metaphorical jobs of having to alter speed and incline but can in its place concentrate on designing and following the proper success criteria and presenting them properly to senior administration.”

The latest updates, together with the SOAR platform, board informing function, Microsoft attachment following, and launch of mobile Cofense Reporter has assisted make sure the Cofense anti-phishing product line carries on to lead the market.