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Ryan Harnedy
Aug 2016

10 Free Phishing Prevention Tools to Help Keep Your Users Safe

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Did you know that 85% of organizations have suffered a phishing attack? When you couple that with the fact that an average phishing email has a 30% chance of being opened you can see that phishing is a big risk that everyone in your office needs to be aware of.

That said, it can be hard, especially in the middle of the year, to find the budget to address any problem. Even one as serious as phishing.

To help, we’ve compiled a list of free phishing prevention tools — from examples of actual phishing emails that you can share with your users, to internal phishing tests that will let you phish your own users (safely) so you can train them to better protect themselves. Check them out below:

Phish your own users with these free phishing tests

Examples of real-life phishing emails

Give your users the opportunity to see what real examples of phishing emails look like first hand, then test their knowledge by asking them to sort legitimate emails from phishing ones: Phishing Interactive Learning Module (Security Awareness Company)

Several universities also keep online collections of phishing emails their students and faculty have actually received. These are great to share with your users as real-life examples of what to watch out for.

Anti-spam and email filtering tools

Criminals love finding legitimate business email addresses they can use to launch social engineering and spear phishing attacks. Find out how many of your company’s email addresses are exposed on the Internet along with where they can be found with KnowBe4's Email Exposure Check

The folks at Sitepoint have put together a list of 10 free and paid anti-spam tool options that can help you create a spam-free inbox or even stop spam at the server end.  

Free Phishing Prevention Guide


And for more information about what phishing attacks look like, who at your company is most at-risk, and training tips that actually work, check out our Phishing Field Guide.

Know of any free tools that are great but aren’t on this list? Please take a second to let us know in the comments below.

Ryan Harnedy

Ryan Harnedy

Ryan writes about how to make cybersecurity make sense to end users and keep employees safe from ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks. He enjoys decoding buzzwords and sharing security tips that users might actually follow.


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