In a recent announcement, Microsoft said that certain subscribers to the Microsoft Defender for Microsoft 365 service can now access a new “attack simulation training” feature. The feature first introduced at the RSA conference last year has finally been made available to customers. The feature is a result of Microsoft collaborating with Terranova Security in an attempt to keep phishing attempts at check.
This feature serves as an upgrade to the preexisting attack simulation tool that was built into Microsoft 365. The advancement now includes the ability for IT departments to set up the delivery of simulated phishing e-mails in an organization and get information on end user responses to them.The tool is also equipped to provide administrators with detailed stats such as success rates and probability of users falling for a phishing attempt. Microsoft also added that the attack simulation feature will be available only to Microsoft 365 premium tier users. Microsoft 365 E3 uses will only get a limited period trial version of the feature. With the feature out in the open, administrators can finally educate users about phishing attacks and how one can spot them before they wreak havoc.