About This ShortList

In today's digital landscape, technology alone can't safeguard your organization from cyber threats. The human element remains a critical factor, making Security Awareness and Training (SAT) solutions essential for building a robust security posture.

Users remain prime targets for phishing scams, often unknowingly clicking malicious links or sharing sensitive information. SAT equips users with the knowledge and skills to identify and avoid phishing attempts, significantly reducing the risk of successful attacks. Malicious actors can manipulate users through various social engineering tactics. SAT trains users to recognize these tactics, be wary of suspicious requests, and protect sensitive information, hindering social engineering attempts. Poor password hygiene, like using weak or reused passwords, leaves systems vulnerable to unauthorized access. SAT promotes strong password creation and management practices, improving overall password security. Lack of awareness about security policies can lead to unintentional violations. SAT ensures users understand and adhere to security policies, promoting compliance and reducing policy-related risks. Think of them as empowering employees to become active participants in cybersecurity, spotting suspicious activity, and preventing breaches through informed behaviors.

The SAT market is experiencing significant growth, projected to reach $15 billion by 2027. This surge reflects the growing recognition that empowered employees are a powerful security asset.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Comprehensive Training Content: Covers critical topics like phishing awareness, social engineering, password hygiene, data security, and physical security, engaging users through various formats like micro-learning modules, simulations, and interactive scenarios.
  • Personalized Learning Experience: Adapts training content and delivery based on individual roles, knowledge gaps, and risk levels, maximizing learning effectiveness.
  • Phishing Simulations and Testing: Tests user susceptibility to phishing attacks and provides real-time feedback for targeted training and awareness reinforcement.
  • Reporting and Analytics: Offers detailed insights into employee engagement, knowledge retention, and areas requiring improvement, guiding program optimization.
  • Compliance Management: Aligns training content with industry regulations and organizational policies, ensuring compliance and risk mitigation.
  • Mobile-friendly delivery: Ensures access to training on various devices for flexibility and convenience.
  • Language localization: Caters to diverse workforces with multilingual training content.
  • Integration with existing platforms: Integrates seamlessly with learning management systems (LMS) and other security tools for streamlined workflows.
  • Adaptive Learning: AI can personalize training by analyzing user behavior and performance, recommending relevant content and adjusting difficulty levels dynamically.
  • Automated Content Creation and Curation: AI can personalize training material based on current threat trends and vulnerabilities, ensuring up-to-date and relevant content.
  • Immersive Training Experiences: AI-powered simulations and gamification can create realistic and engaging training environments, enhancing knowledge retention.

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 20 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects market share and internal research.

  • CybSafe
  • Cofense
  • Hoxhunt
  • Infosec
  • KnowBe4
  • Mimecast
  • PhishingBox
  • Proofpoint
  • SANS
  • Terranova

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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