Persistent Training

  • Jordan Schroeder


Persistent training is a process where you train and test users with an ongoing process of simulations and supplemental training material. Simulated phishing, social engineering tests, and requests made through the ticketing system to do something against policy are all forms of tests that can be used for the purposes of persistent training. The goal, of course, is not to see whether users will fail the test but rather to present an opportunity to exercise the users’ training and to follow up with supplemental training if users fail.


Active Feedback Security Personnel Knowledge Retention Flash Card Supplemental Training 
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  3. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru; Yong Rhee; Steve Sheng; Sharique Hasan; Alessandro Acquisti; Lorrie Cranor; Jason Hong. Getting users to pay attention to anti-phishing education: Evaluation of retention and transfer. Technical report, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007.Google Scholar
  4. William Jackson. To defeat phishing, energy learns to phish. GCN, June 2011.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordan Schroeder
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  1. 1.EdinburghUK

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