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Psychological Security

Training people to recnognize and respond to manipulation by technology

The security training industry has proven to be ineffective

It's estimated that in 2019 over $9 Billion was spent on security training. In the same timeframe, companies lost over $6 Trillion to cybercrime. It’s safe to say the existing training landscape has a problem

Lack of Specialization

Vendors rely on Partners and End Users who aren’t specialists to deliver security training effectively.

Legacy Training

Most training is delivered using legacy educational models that simply aren’t effective in stopping attacks

Punitive Training

If training is intrusive, instills fear, or tries to solve everything at once, it does not contribute to positive security culture.

Our approach

Psychological Security

Psychological Security, or PsySec™, is an evolution of the security industry that recognizes humans (people) as distinctly different from systems, and therefore, uniquely NOT InfoSec.

What is Psychological Security?

We believe in PsySec enough to make it its own category. So what does it mean? Here's the science behind how we got there.
Multiple Brains

The latest research in neuroscience argues we have “multiple brains”. So we train different parts of the brains differently.

Primitive Brain

The Amygdala, or “Lizard Brain” as more fun people like to call it, houses your threat recognition and response capabilities. That’s our target with training.

The Key to Train

There are two key ways to train this part of the brain: "tragic or humorous narratives" and "consistent exposure or patterns." These are the cornerstones of our approach.

Positive Approach

By creating training content that employees like and want, we are making the learning aspect voluntary, therefore more effective.

How Our Training Works

Our PsySec™ training involves three major components: Testing, Training, and Reporting

Phishing Emails That the Bad guys use

Each month, our training specialists deploy real-life custom simulated phishing attacks to sharpen employee awareness of social engineering threats.

Our Phishing Testing

Training at the Point of Infraction (POI)

If employees click on the simulated phishing email, they are redirected to a landing page with a short, funny, but educational video along with tips on how to spot and avoid phishing emails in the future.

Our Training Approach
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Automated, Actionable Reporting

We send out behavioral data reports, and continually provide valuable feedback and support to broaden cybersecurity awareness. Learn who your security rockstars are, and who needs little more help.

$3.86m
Average cost of a data breach (IBM)
90%
of successful breaches start with phishing
70%
Less likely to fall for a phishing attack after 12 months of training

Partner Driven, Channel Obsessed

Hook Security is channel-only, providing security awareness training exclusively through our partners.

  • Done-For-You Training
  • Partner Training
  • Recurring Revenue
  • Marketing Support