Phriendly Phishing

Phriendly Phishing

Last updated 22 February 2024
Last updated 22 February 2024

This page has everything you need to know about the rollout of Phriendly Phishing across the tertiary sector. You’ll find videos about phishing and the Phriendly Phishing platform, FAQs, a roadmap for the initiative, and educational guides to help you on your way. 

Phriendly Phishing is a fully digital, automated training and phishing simulation platform that uses simple content to make the learning memorable and enjoyable.

It’s fully funded, for two years, for all New Zealand Private Training Establishments (PTEs) and their employees – as part of the Cyber Security for the Tertiary Sector (CSTS) initiative.

Register by 5pm 15 March 2024

It takes less than five minutes to register and the total time commitment for the training is about an hour or so. Customised, hands-on support from cyber security experts is available along the way.

CSTS also offers other tools and resources to help your organisation improve its cyber security awareness and maturity. Check out the CSTS information.

Resources

What to expect from Phriendly Phishing

Sneak peek into the courses

Please join us at one or more of our 15-minute introductory webinars, so we can explain more about the opportunity and why it’s so important.

Our introductory webinars run from 1.45–2pm on the following days: 

When you’ve registered for Phriendly Phishing, you’ll receive invites to the instructional webinars.

Phriendly Phishing Onboarding Guidance (PPTX 7 MB)

Phriendly Phishing Road Map (PDF 226 KB)

FAQs

What is phishing?

Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails. These emails often impersonate reputable companies and aim to trick you into revealing personal information, like passwords or credit card numbers.

What is Phriendly Phishing?

Phriendly Phishing is a fully digital, automated training and phishing simulation platform that uses simple content to make the learning memorable and enjoyable.

What will I learn?

PTES will be able to:             

  • train their team using simulated phishing emails
  • detect and learn the signs of scams
  • schedule relevant bite-sized training courses
  • protect their people, data and processes
  • track progress, including employee improvement and risk mitigation
  • take the learning, apply it in their personal lives, and share with family and friends.

How much time do I need to invest in setting up/maintaining Phriendly Phishing?

Sign up takes less than 5 mins.

Register for Phriendly Phishing

Discovery and platform set-up takes a couple of hours. Phriendly Phishing has even automated a part of the onboarding for you with a default learning journey that makes life easier.

The ongoing time commitment to manage platform activities will vary between PTEs but should not take too much time out of the work day. The platform is designed to be user friendly with a ‘set and forget’ approach.

The training itself is a small investment of time for employees, with each module taking 2 to 10 minutes to complete.

Employees can take the learning and apply it to their organisation and in their personal lives.

Who will help me if I get stuck?

Customised, hands-on support from Phriendly Phishing’s experienced team is easy to access. You can contact support here: Submit a request – Phriendly Phishing

The CSTS team is also here to help. Email CyberSecurityTertiarySector@tec.govt.nz

Registrations close 5pm 15 March 2024.

Will it cost anything?

CSTS is fully funding Phriendly Phishing for all PTEs and their staff for two years. Beyond this time, PTEs can discuss their subscription with the Phriendly Phishing team.

I want to know more about phishing and Phriendly Phishing. What can I do?

Please join us at one or more of our 15-minute introductory webinars, so we can explain more about the opportunity and why it’s so important.

Our introductory webinars run from 1.45–2pm on the following days: 

I want someone to explain how the set up works. Who can help?

Once you sign up for Phriendly Phishing, you will receive invites to instructional webinars that will walk you through the set up. Phriendly Phishing will take care of some of the set up for you. You can use the Onboarding Guide above and Phriendly Phishing is there to help every step of the way.

What if I miss out on signing-up for Phriendly Phishing?

Please contact CyberSecurityTertiarySector@tec.govt.nz

What if I already have cyber security training in place?
Amazing, you have already started your cyber security awareness journey. Phriendly Phishing will complement your current training and is fully funded by TEC for two years. Phriendly Phishing is an interactive cyber security awareness training and phishing simulation solution that educates and empowers your organisation using simple content to make the learning memorable and enjoyable. You will get measurable insights into your cyber security awareness journey and the trainings are bite sized and won’t take up much of your day or disrupt your schedule. 

I’ve signed up for Phriendly Phishing. When will Phriendly Phishing create my account so I can get started?

Phriendly Phishing will create your account after the sign-up period closes on 15 March 2024. You’ll receive an email once your account is created. Then follow the Onboarding Guide to complete the onboarding or come to one of the instructional webinars – you’ll receive an invite when you sign up.

What if my organisation doesn’t use its licenses?

The fully funded Phriendly Phishing offer is only available to PTEs and employees who will use their licenses for the full two years. Unused or inactive licenses may be revoked.