Security Awareness

Free Coronavirus Phishing Test for Employees

Nick Santora

Curricula is offering free Coronavirus phishing tests that you can use to help train your employees. After seeing countless organizations fall victim to phishing scams, misinformation, and other cyber attacks, we wanted to do our part to help fight back.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, around the world we’ve seen a spike in another deadly force: cyber crimes. According to various reports, there’s been a 500% increase in cyber attacks since the Coronavirus turned our world upside down.

Remember, this phishing test isn’t designed to trick employees, it’s designed to reinforce positive communications behavior and create lessons learned surrounding this tough time within your organization. Use the phishing test to create that moment within your employees eyes of how easy hackers can claim to be someone else and teach them how to recognize those threats in the future.

Why is Curricula giving away a free Coronavirus phishing test?

IT heroes across the globe have been doing everything they can to keep employees productive. That includes handling VPN issues, setting up laptops, dealing with wi-fi problems, and dealing with a million other fires. Hackers are taking advantage of this unfortunate time we are all going through.

Some of these email phishing scams are directly related to COVID and prey upon scared people. There have been reports of hackers posing as someone from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury claiming to have a stimulus check but requiring “additional information” thus using social engineering tactics to lure someone into a scam.

We have seen so many phishing attacks targeting employees that are now part of a massive remote workforce. It is becoming harder and harder for IT teams to wear every single hat all while keeping their employees safe and secure. We have been working tirelessly to help our customers and other IT heroes get through this tough time.

Unfortunately, there’s no cure or vaccine in cyber security, and there’s no silver bullet in security training. Hackers are taking advantage of this difficult time we are all going through. We have seen so many phishing attacks targeting employees that are now part of a massive remote workforce, and the lack of cyber preparedness is apparent.

This is why now, more than ever, cyber security awareness is of the utmost importance. Your company’s employees have to become the first line of defense against potential hackers, and that is where security awareness comes in to play.

Just like any other part of your business, taking pause to look at potential pitfalls will help prevent bad outcomes. And especially during COVID, education of how bad these cyber threats are will help to keep everyone safer.

Please let us know how else the Curricula team can support you during this time.

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