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Cybersecurity is more important than ever, especially now as workforces are suddenly working remote for the first time
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In response to the social distancing initiatives being taken around the world in response to COVID-19, businesses have mobilized their teams to work remotely at time when cybercriminals are taking advantage of the chaos by targeting teleworkers and corporations with phishing scams. While a remote workforce helps with social distancing, organizations are faced with serious cybersecurity risks. Less protective home networks make employees especially vulnerable to phishing scams. It is crucial businesses protect their teleworkers and in light of the pandemic, EC-Council made its anti-phishing solution, OhPhish, free to the businesses who need it. OhPhish is built to simulate phishing attacks on any workforce, including remote ones, while promoting security awareness that empowers teams to be resilient.
"The cyber community has an important role to play while the world battles COVID-19. We must ensure organizations can protect their employees from harmful cyber security threats with free access to the anti-phishing platform," said Jay Bavisi, Group CEO and President of EC-Council.
"Businesses can run unlimited entice-to-click simulations and provide security awareness training to all remote workers with free 30-day access to OhPhish. This is just the first step. We will continue tracking COVID-19 as it develops and open access to more core solutions as the situation requires. Cybersecurity is more important than ever, especially now as workforces are suddenly working remote for the first time", added Jay.
"We have a responsibility to ensure the business community continues to thrive remotely, secure in knowing their data remains as safe as ever. We have been taking all possible initiatives to keep them safe, informed, trained and prepared to help protect them as best as we can," Steve Graham, Senior Vice President of EC-Council, said affirming the company's commitment.
"EC-Council is committed to helping the cybersecurity community remain strong during this time of uncertainty. All of the free benefits we've implemented are effective immediately through the end of June 2020," concluded Jay.
For details on all the free cybersecurity resources offered, visit EC-Council's Free Cybersecurity Resources page and to learn more on how your organization can access the Anti-Phishing platform for free, visit - https://ohphish.eccouncil.org/
EC-Council programs set the cybersecurity bar in over 140 Countries. Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO and over 2000 of the world's top Universities, Colleges and Training Companies.
EC-Council's sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems. Through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications, EC-Council provides cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the globe.
• Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, EC-Council builds individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through the Certified Ethical Hacker Program, followed by other programs including: Certified Secure Computer User, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Security Analyst, Certified Network Defender, Certified SOC Analyst, Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, Certified Incident Handler, as well as the Certified Chief Information Security Officer.
• ANSI 17024 accredited organization with earned recognition from the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the GCHQ, CREST and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession.
• Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Its U.S. offices are in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL. Learn more at www.eccouncil.org
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