BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, June 10, 2019 –ThreatAdvice, A NXTsoft Company ( www.nxtsoft.com/cybersecurity) a company that provides cybersecurity education, awareness, threat intelligence and virtual chief information security officer solutions to businesses, governments and financial institutions of all sizes, today announced the launch of the Frank Abagnale Cyber Academy within its ThreatAdvice solution.
The Frank Abagnale Academy offers fourteen brief, professionally-produced video clips from Abagnale, the father of social engineering, on topics ranging from - using public wi-fi to mobile device security to how to spot a phishing email - exclusive to ThreatAdvice customers, which companies can share in an engaging format to complement the education the employees are already receiving through the ThreatAdvice Learning Management System.
“ThreatAdvice teaches employees in a very simple and easy-to-understand format that once they grasp the concepts, they are able to deal with issues as they come along. But if employees never have this training, they would never understand that they are being socially engineered or scammed,” said Frank Abagnale, an FBI consultant and author of Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Ripoff Artists, who currently serves as a spokesperson for ThreatAdvice. “Hearing messages like the ones I share in the Cyber Academy is just so necessary for any employee whether it be a corporation, government or mom and pop store,” Abagnale said.
Included with the video series are informational flyers featuring Abagnale’s messages that companies can post in their breakroom, share on an intranet site or include as part of a new hire packet.
“Some people are auditory learners and some are more visual learners. That’s why we wanted to deliver the Abagnale Cyber Academy as well as our ThreatAdvice educational materials in a variety of formats to suit all learning styles,” said Steve Hines managing partner of NXTsoft, ThreatAdvice’s parent company. “We believe employee education is a crucial part of a company’s cyber strategy and want ThreatAdvice customers to have as many ways as possible to share them with their employees,” Hines said.
In addition to the aforementioned courses the Abagnale Cyber Academy educates users on Internet of Things devices, the “Dark Web,” social media, cyber insurance, third party vendors, how to respond to ransomware, crypto-jacking, smishing, internet security while traveling, vishing and strong passwords.
ThreatAdvice also has a brand-agnostic version of the videos that value added resellers can implement in their platforms.
To a view a sample video visit the company’s blog at www.nxtsoft.com/posts.
NXTsoft builds and grows companies using management’s core strengths in sales and marketing, software development, business scaling, and capital access. The company’s current focus is concentrated in risk management, which includes cybersecurity, compliance, risk analytics and technology delivered by companies that include ThreatAdvice, FIMAC, Springhouse Compliance, DDS, Echo Partners, Digitel and Integrated Legacy Solutions. For more information visit www.nxtsoft.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-915-3381.