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Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course

Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course

SKU: 4840
Format: 1 - 5 users

This course was developed in response to the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack, which spread rapidly across networks and affected 200,000 organisations in 150 countries, including the NHS. Ransomware attacks use malware to block access to an individual’s or an organisation’s files until a ransom is paid, and is often introduced to a computer system through a phishing campaign.

In order to protect your business, staff must be vigilant in spotting and reporting potential phishing and ransomware attacks. This ten-minute course delivers consistent, comprehensive training to employees, enabling them to act quickly.

The test at the end checks their knowledge, and staff can retake it until they pass to ensure they understand the risks of phishing and ransomware. Should you be audited relating to information security, the information required is all easily accessible within the LMS (learning management system) and will evidence your organisation’s commitment to data security.

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Course overview

Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course overview

The course teaches staff the basics of how to avoid falling victim to phishing attacks and ransomware. It describes the link between phishing attacks and ransomware, and what staff need to be aware of to help prevent attacks.

By helping your staff understand what phishing attacks and ransomware are, and how to prevent them, you can significantly reduce the risk of your organisation falling victim to an attack.

No matter how many technological defences are in place, no email filtering method is 100% successful, so it’s often left to the recipient to decide whether or not to open a phishing email or click a malicious link. It is here that phishing awareness training can make the vital difference.

View our short course demo video for more information.

Course objective

This course will help employees understand the link between phishing and ransomware and how they work together. It also provides them with the knowledge so that they can respond accordingly and act appropriately should they suffer an attack in the future.

Target audience

This course has been developed to raise awareness among employees, particularly those in the most critical service sectors, such as healthcare, education, retail and finance, so that they can start thinking proactively about how to protect themselves from phishing attacks and ransomware.

The benefits of e-learning

  • It is a quick, affordable and effective means of delivering training to multiple learners.
  • It provides systematic, consistent and repeatable training.
  • There are no travelling or other course attendance costs, as learners study from their desk and around their existing workload.
  • It is delivered over the Internet, so there are no additional technology or integration costs or challenges.
  • It can be deployed for existing employees and as part of an induction process for new starters.
  • It is a cost-effective solution: multi-user licences and multi-year contracts are available upon request.

Course contents

The Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch  course contents:

  • What is phishing? – Learn about social engineering and the different types of phishing attacks.
  • Consequences of a phishing attack – explanation of how phishing attacks affect you and your organisation.
  • How phishing works – look at how phishing attacks are created and the tricks criminals use.
  • How to identify phishing attacks and ransomware.
  • Next steps to take if they suspect that they have been compromised – tips to avoid phishing attacks.

Course Features


The course will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


The course assessment will include 8 randomly selected multiple-choice questions. 


The course can be retaken as many times as needed until the pass mark has been achieved. 


A certificate will be issued to all staff that pass the test and will display their test score.

Additional Features

  • Customisation options

    As well as our off-the-shelf e-learning courses, we offer customised staff awareness e-learning courses. For more complex organisations that need an even greater level of control over course content, we also provide a fully bespoke service.

    Add your logo, brand colours and important documentation to the LMS. It features your own wiki, which you can use to upload documents and images, keeping your staff informed, up to date and more engaged.

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  • Hosting options

    The course can be hosted and delivered from our LMS or from your own. Find out more >>

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What's the difference between individual licences and corporate licences?

Individual licences

  • Individual e-learning licences are best suited to small organisations that require easy and immediate implementation of staff awareness solutions. 
  • You can purchase up to 10 individual e-learning licences at a time.
  • You can assign licences to your staff via your My Account area.

Corporate licences

  • Corporate e-learning licences are best suited to organisations that require full oversight of the implementation and uptake of their staff awareness programme.
  • This option allows you to monitor course and exam completion, including exam scores, and export reports to demonstrate your organisation’s collective understanding of the subject.
  • You can also customise the look and feel of the learning management system (LMS) area for a more corporate learning experience.
  • You can purchase up to 250 individual e-learning licences at a time.
  • You can assign the licences to your staff via the learning management system (LMS).

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