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SANS Security Awareness Releases Updated Phishing Training Solution

Easy-to-use Offering Leverages SANS' Cybersecurity Expertise to Make Employee Phishing Training More Effective

  • Bethesda, MD
  • September 05, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the release of an updated and enhanced SANS Security Awareness -phishing training solution. The update to the SANS Phishing Training solution will make it easier for security awareness professionals to manage and measure phishing training program success.

The integrated Phishing training solution offers regularly updated phishing templates, matching current cyber threats. Additional highlights of the updated solution include:

  • The ability to practice phishing simulations
  • Turnkey email templates for easy program roll-out
  • Tools (Dashboards or reports) to measure the effectiveness of your program
  • A unique tiered structure to assign campaigns based on complexity among Segment groups within an organization
  • Integration with other security training efforts within the Advanced Cybersecurity Learning Platform (ACLP)

SANS Phishing Training is timely and useful for anyone building a security awareness program. According to Lance Spitzner, Director of SANS Security Awareness program, "The new SANS Phishing Training is a turnkey solution for today's time-starved security awareness professional. SANS phishing training makes it easier to measure and manage a program and ultimately change behavior."

Customers have already seen the impact of using SANS Phishing Training within their companies. Mark Duening, CIO of U.S. Venture states, "The SANS phishing assessment has been a good tool for teaching our team members how to be more savvy when reacting to potentially harmful emails. The ability to positively enforce good behavior, while supplementing with SANS training for those still learning, has proven to be a good combination for our Information Security Awareness Program."

SANS instructors are the experts in their fields, and have intentionally designed SANS Phishing Training to deliver multiple phishing training modules along with the ability to execute relevant phishing campaign training to seamlessly integrate with the Advanced Cybersecurity Learning Platform (ACLP). This training, along with the suite of SANS training programs addresses the full range of cybersecurity risk behaviors and makes program management easier and behavior change within reach.

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About SANS Security Awareness

SANS Security Awareness has worked with over 1,500 organizations and trained over 8 million people around the world. Security awareness training content is translated into over 20 languages. Whether seeking check-the-box-easy compliance, robust phishing training or industry-leading content, training, and services, organizations benefit from SANS Security Awareness' unwavering commitment to helping organizations effectively understand, manage, and measure their human cyber risks. (

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at In-Person and Live Online cyber security training events, and more than 50 courses are available anytime, anywhere with our OnDemand platform. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers a master’s degree, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to easily and effectively manage their ‘human’ cybersecurity risk. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community. (