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Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch eLearning course

Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course

SKU: 4840
Format: Online
Published: 30 May 2017
Availability: Access provided 1-2 working days from purchase

This 10-minute course provides employees with an introduction to phishing and ransomware, and what they need to be aware of to help prevent attacks. By educating your staff, you can significantly reduce the risk of your organization falling victim to an attack.

IT Governance has developed this phishing and ransomware course in light of the WannaCry ransomware exploit, which spread rapidly across networks and affected 200,000 organizations in 150 countries.

This is a one-year license with the course hosted on our learning management system (LMS). Customization not included.

Please note that our e-learning courses are hosted on GRC eLearning Limited’s learning management system (LMS). GRC eLearning is GRC International Group plc’s e-learning company, and sits under the Group’s training division.

For more information about hosting and customization options, click here.

To place an order for 150 or more users, please email us or call us on (877) 317-3454.

Price: $15.99
This product qualifies for quantity discount pricing.


Educate your employees on the threat of ransomware

Why take the course?

The course teaches staff the basics of how to avoid falling victim to phishing attacks and ransomware. It describes the link between phishing attacks and ransomware, and what staff need to be aware of to help prevent attacks.

By equipping your staff with an understanding of phishing attacks and ransomware and how to prevent them, you can significantly reduce the risk of your organization falling victim to an attack.



eLearning is a quick, affordable, and effective means of delivering training to multiple learners:

  • Provides systematic, consistent, and repeatable training
  • There are no traveling or other course attendance costs, as participants study from their desk and around their schedule
  • Web-delivered, so there are no additional technology or integration costs or challenges
  • Can be deployed for existing employees and as part of an induction process for new hires
  • Cost-effective – multi-user licenses and multi-year contracts available upon request


Target audience

This course is suitable for all employees who need to understand phishing and ransomware. It is especially suited to those in critical service sectors such as healthcare, education, retail, and finance.



This course helps employees to understand how phishing and ransomware work together. It also teaches them what they need to know to avoid falling victim in future attacks. 



  • What is phishing? Learn about social engineering and the different types of phishing attacks
  • Consequences of a phishing attack – explanation of how phishing attacks affect you and your organisation
  • How phishing works – look at how phishing attacks are created and the tricks criminals use
  • How to identify phishing attacks and ransomware
  • Next steps to take if they suspect that they have been compromised – tips to avoid phishing attacks





10 minutes




8 randomly selected multiple-choice questions




Opportunity to retake the test until the pass mark is achieved




Issued to all staff who pass the test

Additional information

  • Customization options – see more here 
  • Hosting options - the course can be hosted from our online learning environment or from your own LMS – read more here
  • For 150 or more users, please complete this form for a tailored quote


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