Technology Record - Issue 30: Autumn 2023

32 MARKETWATCH: EVENT PREVIEW Hosted during Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October 2023, Fortra’s Terranova Security’s annual Gone Phishing Tournament will help delegates from over 250 organisations to understand cybersecurity threats and learn how to prevent phishing attacks. The online event will use real-world phishing scenarios to test the readiness of attendees in detecting an attack, evaluate the effectiveness of current cybersecurity training and offer the opportunity to compare results on a global scale. It will do this by measuring phishing click rates and other benchmarks against participants with businesses in the same industry, geographical region and size range. Microsoft will co-sponsor the event and provide an email template for the attack simulation training in Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Both organisations will present actionable insights to show attendees how they can establish and grow a culture of cybersecurity awareness by measuring user behaviour and deploying security awareness training. The 2022 event was attended by over 1.2 million participants, making it one of the largest phishing simulations of its kind. Fortra’s Terranova Security is expecting a record number of attendees this year too. Register for the event at: gone-phishing-tournament Fortra’s Terranova Security and Microsoft’s online event will empower attendees with the tools and knowledge to prevent phishing attacks October 2023 | Virtual event Gone Phishing Tournament: reducing cybersecurity risk levels 35% of employees express little concern about work-related data theft, with 76% believing it’s the IT department’s job to protect organisational information, according to the 2022 Cyber Culture Report, created in collaboration with research firm Ipsos 847,000 cybersecurity complaints were made in 2021 to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center in the USA, as shown in its Internet Crime Report. This led to $6.9 billion in potential losses 7% of all phishing simulation email recipients clicked the message’s phishing link during Fortra’s Terranova Security’s 2022 Gone Phishing Tournament 44% of those who clicked on the phishing simulation email link completed the web form on the subsequent webpage, which could have put their credentials at risk had it been real CYBERSECURITY IN NUMBERS