HM Revenue & Customs’ collaboration with Bob’s Business, a cyber security awareness training provider, has been nominated in this year’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards UK (OSPAs).
Bob’s Business and HM Revenue & Customs has been nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Security Training Initiative’ and ‘Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative’ in an awards ceremony that is both independent and inclusive.
The Yorkshire-based organisation created an innovative phishing simulation product under the name of Think Before You Click® in which end-users are trained to spot malicious emails within their inbox.
This was done through a series of phishing templates that were designed to simulate phishing emails that employees may spot in their emails.
Instead of punishing employees for opening the false emails and clicking on the links inside, Think Before You Click® educates the user by pointing out the mistakes they make before suggesting them to take an educational course designed to mitigate the mistakes made previously.
Owner and Managing Director of Bob’s Business, Melanie Oldham, said, “It’s an honour to be nominated for the Outstanding Security Performance Awards this year.
“The campaign has proved to be a success as with each phase that was rolled out to the staff, the numbers showed that users internalise the training.”
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards acknowledge exemplary products in the security industry from around the globe, recognising and promoting the work of individuals and organisations who achieve excellence. An opportunity to bring together security personnel and associations across a country and also, in future, provide a focal point for the security sector worldwide.
Melanie Oldham added, “The OSPAs global outlook makes being nominated extra special as it shows the strength of the service we are providing.
“We are immensely proud of the work we have done with HM Revenue & Customs in providing an educational and proactive phishing simulation assessment that has shown proven results and a reduction of potential phishing breaches.”
The Outstanding Security Performance Awards are hosted on the 2nd March at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.