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Simulated Phishing Tests

  • Use harmless simulated phishing emails to test your staff’s readiness.
  • Track who opened phishing emails and clicked on links.
  • Learn which employees are vulnerable to phishing attacks and need remedial training.

Simulated Phishing Tests

  • Use harmless simulated phishing emails to test your staff’s readiness.
  • Track who opened phishing emails and clicked on links.
  • Learn which employees are vulnerable to phishing attacks and need remedial training.

What is a simulated phishing attack?

A simulated phishing attack involves a harmless simulated phishing email sent to all of your organization’s employees or to specific divisions or individuals.

The simulation tracks who opened the emails and clicked on links within them.

Why is it important to simulate phishing and cyber-attacks?

Simulations are crucial elements in training staff on how to prevent and report phishing attacks. As described below, even large companies fall prey to phishing schemes and smaller organizations are often at greater risk.  Among the many benefits of simulations, a well trained staff will:

Reduce the risk of falling prey to phishing scams.

  • Facebook and Google were the victims of an extended phishing scam that cost them over $100 million. Scammers sent the tech giants fake invoices that they paid for years. Training your staff on how to spot these types of phishing email is the first step to prevent falling prey to scams.

Reduce the risk of dangerous malware delivery through phishing emails.

  • Phishing is an attack vector for ransomware. Phishing emails can contain dangerous links that allow malware to take control of your system and encrypt your data. Hackers then hold your data hostage until a ransom is paid. Maersk, a shipping company responsible for one-fifth of the world’s freight, had to stop operations when they fell victim to the “Not Petya” ransomware attack that cost their company over $200 million. A well-trained staff that can spot phishing attempts will cut off one of the most common channels for ransomware attack.

Assist in complying with cybersecurity legal requirements.

  • Equifax settled with the FTC for over $425 million when the company’s cyber-security standards were found insufficient, which led to a data breach. Training your staff on how to prevent and report a phishing attack helps to ensure compliance with adequate cybersecurity standards.

Cybersecurity Package

Our Phishing Simulation Service is part of our overall package of cybersecurity services.  In addition, we provide organizations:

  • Annual online cybersecurity awareness training
  • Quarterly micro-learning training modules that focus on recent high-profile or high-risk phishing attacks
  • Remedial training for employees who fall for schemes from our phishing simulation service.

Legal Expertise

Compliance Advisory Team

The Traliant Compliance Advisory Team is our team of in-house legal experts with years of experience practicing employment law. They consult with clients to create an employee handbook that is both compliant and meets their specific needs, given the organization’s industry and the states in which it operates. Our Compliance Advisory Team has reviewed countless handbooks adopted by organizations of all sizes nationwide, and can help you assess, develop and maintain your employee handbook. Entrust Traliant’s legal experts to relieve you of the continuous burden of handbook compliance management.

Michael Johnson, J.D.

Chief Strategy Officer
Michael Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer of Traliant, is a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who brought one of DOJ’s first “pattern or practice” sexual harassment cases. Michael has provided training and consulting on harassment prevention or investigations to organizations around the world such as the EEOC, the United Nations, and Google. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Elissa Rossi, J.D.

Vice President of Compliance Services
Elissa Rossi, Vice President of Compliance Services, has practiced employment law and litigation at various law firms, including Boyd Richards and Wilkie Farr. She also has served as an Assistant Attorney General in New York’s Attorney General’s Office. Elissa has represented clients in state and federal actions and in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and other regulatory bodies. Elissa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Law School.

Brian Rothenberg, J.D.

Vice President of Compliance Training
Brian Rothenberg, Vice President of Compliance Training, has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on their compliance training and policy needs. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and he received his J.D. and MBA from the College of William and Mary.

Leondra Hanson, J.D.

Senior Compliance Advisor
Leondra Hanson has extensive experience as an attorney and college professor. Her past research has focused on exploring innovative approaches to training. She is a frequent speaker on legal and education topics and has presented at regional SHRM events, Minneapolis TED, and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Leondra graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, and earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Ashley Membere, PhD.

Senior Compliance Advisor
Ashley Membere, PhD, consults on diversity and inclusion training development and presents live training sessions for Traliant. Professor Membere is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Professor Membere researches, among other things, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Professor Membere graduated from Rice University and received a PhD from George Mason University.

Katherine Schweit, J.D.

Senior Compliance Advisor
Katherine Schweit is an attorney, law school professor, and former FBI special agent. At the FBI, Katherine authored the FBI’s seminal research, A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States. Katherine was also part of the FBI crisis team that responded to active shooter incidents, including the shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pentagon, and the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. In the private sector, Katherine has served as Director of Global Security Policy and Training for Live Nation Entertainment. Katherine is the author of the 2021 book, Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and DePaul University College of Law.

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