Get Free Phishing Benchmarking Data to Gear Your Cyber Heroes
The Gone Phishing TournamentTM is a free annual cyber security event open to security and risk management leaders. Drive effective behavior change and build a strong security-aware organizational culture with free, in-depth phishing simulation benchmarking data.
of total participants clicked on the phishing email link
of total participants downloaded the document in the phishing simulation webpage
phishing emails were sent to participating end users
What is the Gone
It’s an online phishing tournament that uses real-world simulations to establish accurate phishing clickthrough rates and additional benchmarking statistics for end user behaviors.
Who Should Participate?
Any organization that wants to measure their phishing click rate and other benchmarks against other participants in the same industry, region, and size range.
Why Should You Register?
By basing benchmarking data on a single phishing template deployed within a pre-determined period, the Gone Phishing Tournament provides organizations worldwide with the actionable insights they need to establish and grow a culture of cyber security awareness.
THE ONLY GLOBAL EVENT THAT PROVIDES TRUE CLICK RATE BENCHMARKS BY INDUSTRY, REGION, AND SEGMENT
This year’s edition of the event will take place in October 2022 to coincide with Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Every organization's free phishing simulation will reach its pre-determined list of participants using the same phishing template during the simulation period. This approach ensures click rate data is accurate and objective, facilitating data-driven comparisons to an organization’s peers.
Co-sponsored by Microsoft, the Gone Phishing Tournament will use an email template from Attack simulation training, part of the capabilities included in Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Attack simulation training is an intelligent social engineering risk management tool that uses context-aware simulations and hyper-targeted training to educate your employees, and measures behavior change all on an automated platform, simplifying the design and deployment of security awareness training.
This year’s Gone Phishing Tournament has already been selected based on examples of real-world phishing emails provided by Microsoft. Terranova Security will release more details about the simulation as we approach the event date, so stay tuned for more news shortly!
Registered organizations will be provided with a step-by-step walkthrough of important allowlisting instructions, including the IP address, domain name, and email subject line you’ll need to allowlist based on your organization’s existing policy.
Registered organizations can upload their Gone Phishing Tournament user list directly in the Gone Phishing Tournament Environment. Instructions on how to upload your user list will be sent out by email after you’ve submitted your registration information.
There is no limit on the number of users you can submit. To ensure benchmarking data that represents the reality of your organization’s click rate, a minimum of 25% of your global end user base is required to participate in the Gone Phishing Tournament.
All organizational information submitted for use in the Gone Phishing Tournament is processed, stored, and managed with the highest level of security and privacy in mind. All security controls and mechanisms already in place for existing customers apply for data collection related to the event.
Terranova Security will publish findings from this year’s global phishing simulation event in the upcoming edition of the Global Phishing Benchmark Report. This document will be available for download in December 2022. Personalized analytics and reporting will also be available to participating organizations in the Security Awareness Platform in early 2023.