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Cirencester cyber firm launches phishing prevention and awareness service

A Cirencester cyber firm has launched a new fully managed phishing prevention and awareness service.

Based at Lakeside Business Park in South Cerney, Accelerate Technologies was formed in 2019 by a group of IT professionals with a vision to establish a new, client-first provider of IT services and solutions, and now boosts a six-strong team.

And now its latest service, named School of Phish, is aimed at organisations of all sizes, with off-the-shelf packages and a free introductory service to suit a range of requirements and budgets.

Accelerate said it has found that many IT departments simply don't have the bandwidth to manage an effective phishing awareness programme alongside their day-to-day activities and are looking for reassurance that they have all the necessary measures in place.

School of Phish claims to meet the needs for continuous training and education of employees to help them deal with phishing threats that currently account for around 90 per cent of data breaches.

"Talking to our customers, we've seen a real need to assist companies with continuous phishing prevention and awareness for their employees," said Darran Clare, technical director at Accelerate Technologies.

"IT staff have a handle on phishing and the threats, but time constraints mean that they often don't have enough time to run and manage an ongoing awareness programme themselves."

School of Phish makes managing phishing prevention and awareness easy, with clearly priced packages to suit different scenarios.

IT managers can get started with a free managed service, including phishing simulation and awareness training for employees, right through to a fully managed service where School of Phish takes responsibility for all aspects of phishing protection, awareness and incident response.

The fully managed service includes options for custom built and enhanced video content, multi-lingual content, security policy compliance, threat & dark web intelligence and integration with Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Mr Clare added: "School of Phish has been designed to take away some of the burden of continuously monitoring and responding to phishing threats, whilst providing easy reporting of risks and really engaging content for employees to ensure that phishing awareness is built into company culture."

"Employees working from home during the pandemic are on their own, away from the usual support they have from colleagues and IT staff to identify potential phishing scams that may have been tailored to them personally. So it is even more important to ensure that they are brought into the fold and rewarded for their efforts in spotting threats."

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