SoSafe Introduces First-of-its-Kind Personalised Learning to Make Secure Behaviour Second Nature

  • SoSafe launches an innovative personalised learning platform, saving up to 30%-time investment compared to traditional methods.  
  • Users benefit from a data-driven, individualised learning journey, receiving targeted content that addresses their unique risk profiles, to ensure a deeper understanding and engagement with cybersecurity concepts. 
  • SoSafe also previewed their AI-based spear phishing simulation, automatically generating highly personalised vishing and smishing attacks based on OSINT data. 

London, 16 November 2023 – SoSafe, Europe’s leading vendor for security awareness and training, has announced the launch of their pioneering next-generation of personalised learning at their own Human Firewall Conference. This is a big step to put the company further down their path of making secure behaviour second nature for humans. By using data to serve each learner exactly what they need to develop strong cybersecurity skills in less time, SoSafe’s personalisation engine multiplies the learning effect while saving up to 30% of time investment of employees. 

Dr. Niklas Hellemann, Psychologist and CEO at SoSafe: “Psychological research underscores the unmatched potential of personalised learning for lasting learning success and behavioural transformation. We’ve always had this vision of personalised, adaptive learning at the core of our product – what we are releasing today is the first step in what we believe will be a revolution in the world of security awareness and corporate training in general. With this, we follow our goal to build strong ‘security instincts’ so that making secure decisions becomes second nature to everyone. It is a comprehensive and deep process of changing individuals’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding cybersecurity.” 

Data-driven personalisation engine and Strategic HR Integrations to bolster data foundation. 

SoSafe’s training begins with a comprehensive initial survey, capturing data on user work habits, equipment, and working environment. In addition, SoSafe announces upcoming integrations with leading Human Resources Information Systems, including Workday, SAP, and Personio, significantly bolsters the data foundation for personalised learning. 

This insight-driven approach ensures content delivery through a personalised learning engine tailored to each user’s unique risk profile with a steadfast goal: Bridging the knowledge gap promptly, internalising secure behavior and maintaining consistent learning levels using only essential content across SoSafe’s multi-channel awareness platform. Additionally, a redesigned learning interface offers a streamlined yet engaging user experience, guiding learners to their next lessons without visual clutter. 

Goncalo Gaiolas, CPO at SoSafe: “IT Security leaders are struggling because corporate training can be resource-intense, often without firm proof of success. They are under pressure to be compliant with increased regulations while employees are not motivated to do existing training. We are committed to changing this: SoSafe is the only cyber security awareness platform that offers full user personalisation, enabling us to empower employees to have strong security instincts at two times the speed of regular security awareness training. And this is only the beginning. Further releases are planned soon, that embed personalised learning more and more at the core of our product.” 

Showcasing AI-based highly personalised vishing and smishing simulations 

SoSafe also showcased their new AI-based spear phishing simulation at the Human Firewall Conference: By accessing publicly available information through social media channels, AI is automatically generating highly personalised vishing and smishing attacks. According to the Human Risk Review 2023, 29% of successful cyberattacks on organisations in 2022 have been conducted via text message (smishing) or calls (vishing). In addition, personalisation of attacks significantly boosts success rates: In a study about AI-generated phishing attacks, the interaction rates of personalised phishing attacks have been significantly higher (87%) than the ones of non-personalised phishing attacks (65%).  

Dr. Niklas Hellemann says: “In times of geopolitical tensions, the rise of AI, and a massive professionalisation of cybercrime, we need to prepare for a new era of personalised multi-channel cyberattacks. Our ultimate goal is to arm individuals with the instincts to behave securely while reducing the load on overstretched security and awareness teams. Standing at the intersection of personalisation and automation, our goal is to make it simple for our customers to deliver deeply impactful programs that make secure behavior second nature.”   

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