Produced by a security-awareness training firm and an expert author, the publication may be a useful resource for SMEs.

An established author of computer security books has teamed up with a security awareness training firm to produce a free 47-page ebook on protection against phishing and social engineering. (Note: you will need to provide corporate details at the gated download page.)

The ebook covers the needed policies, technical defenses and best-practice security awareness training tips, which if implemented, can significantly reduce cybersecurity risk due to social engineering.

According to KnowBe4, the coproducer of ebook, security awareness training is one of the most significant and best ways to fight social engineering and phishing. Its publication is therefore an all-in-one anti-phishing guide is intended to help security professionals protect their organizations against one of the top cybersecurity threats today.

Phishing is one of the biggest threats facing cybersecurity professionals today. According to some reports, as much as 97% of ordinary users are unable to recognize a sophisticated phishing email. That is why Roger A. Grimes, the author, remarked: “I wanted to create an all-encompassing guide to help security professionals better fight the biggest cause of data breaches today—social engineering and phishing. If you don’t allocate your resources towards the main culprit of cybersecurity threats proven by data over and over again, then you’re doing your organization a disservice. My goal is for security professionals to find this guide to be a helpful reference and to assist with decision making when it comes to reducing risk.”

Some strategies covered in the contents include:

  • Developing a comprehensive, defense-in-depth plan
  • Technical controls all organizations should consider
  • Gotchas to watch out for with cybersecurity insurance
  • Benefits of implementing new-school security awareness training
  • Best practices for creating and implementing security policies

The ebook can be downloaded here. If you prefer to learn visually/aurally, much of the content in the ebook is covered in a one-hour KnowBe4 webinar.