Security Awareness TrainingSecurity Awareness Training Software packages feature simulations of various security threat scenarios so that trainees can learn in a realistic but low-risk environment and ensure that security teams can be tested for threat readiness. Software-based testing and scoring capabilities are included in these applications to test against shared standards and gain psychometrically valid evaluations of team members' capabilities and learning.KnowBe41https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/qp/t0/62I42VFSMRGN.JPEGCofense PhishMe2https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/1S/A8/ZEQIW63VX7NT.JPEGSophos Phish Threat3https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/aW/xM/0AFACIEHNKRT-180x180.JPEGProofpoint Security Awareness Training (formerly Wombat Security)4https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/8m/3w/841F4UFBJE69-180x180.JPEGInspired eLearning Security Awareness Training5https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Eh/fM/L6APXZCC9DNU-180x180.JPEGWebroot Security Awareness Training6https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Zp/BI/TZTASWT8R27Q-180x180.JPEG(ISC)2 Official@Work7https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/1e/QH/2BITTHQ8661A-180x180.JPEGSANS Advanced Cybersecurity Learning Platform8https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Ep/w3/6WTNKDV77E00-180x180.JPEGBarracuda PhishLine9https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/cV/TT/VZW5UWK3DW36-180x180.JPEGMediaPro10https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/27/ED/0XACEQ61J5B9-180x180.JPEGSecurity Innovation11https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/xF/uZ/JGPTRD3S1EPI-180x180.JPEGTerranova12https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/G7/xN/S7TKER1D9TQN-180x180.PNGGlobal Learning Systems13https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/Qk/Za/68QKI9E31JPM-180x180.JPEGSecurity Mentor14https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/9Q/87/CMWA0WX2AVEM-180x180.JPEGBeOne Development15https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/zq/49/P3E7RQKB259L-180x180.JPEGThe Security Awareness Company16https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/0y/yX/7DS2K2NDBTZ1-180x180.JPEGOptiv Security Awareness Training17https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/UF/Ep/HQ6RQAL865PT-180x180.JPEGDigital Defense SecurED18https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/iA/8s/1JVKUC8W30UK-180x180.JPEGInfoSec SecurityIQ19https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/It/gH/H9EAGOM9KG60-180x180.JPEGBooz Allen CyberSim20https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/A5/Re/I6ZJNEFVKXWQ-180x180.JPEGKaspersky Security Awareness21https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/RZ/RK/QTA0JQCKJP1L-180x180.JPEG

Security Awareness Training Software

Security Awareness Training Overview

What is Security Awareness Training?

Security awareness training protects enterprises against cyber threats that exploit human nature, or simple inattention. These threats include primarily phishing, and also ransomware or other behavior-based vulnerabilities. Cyber security awareness training services can include instructional materials, live teaching, and realistic phishing simulations. To keep up with evolving attack methods, security training services provide continuous training and updates.


The consensus among cyber experts is that prescheduled classroom training is ineffective on its own. So threat simulation is central to enterprise security awareness training and services. While e-learning libraries are included in many online security awareness training offerings, it is simulations delivered surreptitiously that provide authentic proof of workforce resilience in the face of real cyber attacks. Various kinds of simulated attacks may include spear phishing (e.g. pretending to be a trusted sender), BEC (business email compromise), social engineering attacks, HTTPS spoofing, and drive-by cyber attacks.


After simulations, employees who responded inappropriately can then be trained according to their mistakes via classes and lessons, delivered in-context. Research on attention has led to a preference for microlearning courses: sections that take only 10 minutes or less to complete. After the security awareness testing cycle, service providers offer detailed reports about what simulated attacks were successful, or what if any policies were violated.


Providers of security awareness training may also provide privacy or compliance training, or behavior monitoring and remediation.

Features of Security Awareness Training

Security awareness training offerings may consist of the following:

  • Pre-assessments, or baseline testing to assess vulnerability

  • Phishing simulation imitating known attack patterns

  • Random, asynchronous attack delivery

  • Phishing reply notification & alerting, reply tracking

  • Non-email based testing (e.g. Smishing / SMS, or Vishing / voice, found USB drive)

  • Testing analytics and user attribution (e.g. role, day/time of response, demographics)

  • Industry benchmarking for security awareness performance

  • Prebuilt library of Interactive training modules

  • E-learning delivery with live or self-paced modules

  • Security awareness materials for distribution

  • Custom-test building tools for company-specific tests

  • Reinforcement training, gamification, knowledge retention testing

  • Auto-assign security awareness training for new or vulnerable employees

  • Company-wide simulation response analytics and reporting

  • Certification training for security personnel

  • Industry-specific certifications (e.g. federal security, banking)

Pricing Information

Security awareness training is available on per seat basis. Larger companies with greater pools of employees pay less per seat. Additionally, security awareness training offer tiers of service. Lower tiers of service provide core services like phish testing, and online training. Higher levels of service may include more elaborate testing (e.g. found USB device testing, BEC simulation), and more testing modules, as well as knowledge certifications. Security awareness service providers may also provide cybersecurity suites of software, or security appliances. These vendors offer the option to bundle security awareness training with email security services, threat intelligence, and related services.

Security Awareness Training Products

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KnowBe4

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20 Ratings

KnowBe4 is a security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. The vendor reports it is the world's largest, used by more than 25,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4's goal is to help organizations address the human ele...

3 Ratings

Cofense PhishMe is a cyber threat and phishing simulator meant to be of use in training employees to be wary against threats and also to gain information about general employee threat knowledge and preparedness. A free version is available for small business.

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(ISC)2 offers a variety of computer-based and delivered pre-built security training modules packaged in their offering Official@Work, which is available to enterprises.

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PhishLine provides a suite of applications supporting phishing social engineering simulations with data analytics for evaluation of results as well as targeted training and education to boost readiness. PhishLine was acquired by Barracuda in January 2018, and is now part of Barracuda's security p...

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MediaPro in Bothell, Washington offers a suite of training modules and application supporting security awareness and education, touting an advanced Adaptive Planning Tool to meet the needs of various kinds of enterprises.

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Security Innovation in Wilmington offers security awareness and education training modules supporting teaching and evaluation / assessment.

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Terranova WorldWide in Quebec offers a wide range of security awareness products and support, notably phishing simulations and e-learning applications and training modules.

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Security Mentor in California offers computer-delivered training modules supporting employee security awareness, and as well as their phishing simulator: PhishDefense.

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Dutch company BeOne Development offers security awareness training modules from pre-packed modules to more customized plans dependent on the needs of the requesting enterprise.

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InfoSec Institute in Illinois offers SecurityIQ, their security awareness and anti-phishing simulation system featuring PhishSim, their simulator, and AwareEd, which is the company's computer-based security awareness training modules.

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Kaspersky Labs offers Security Awareness Training and software learning management tools, gamified teaching, and training modules specific to employees in various industries designed to prepare the workforce against phishing, and other cyber threats.