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Attack Simulation Training is now available for GCC High and DoD customers
Published May 01 2024 09:00 AM 2,194 Views

We are excited to announce that Attack Simulation Training is released for Department of Defense (DoD) and Government Community Cloud High (GCC High) environments.


Attack Simulation Training is an intelligent phish risk reduction tool that measures behavior change and automates deployment of an integrated security awareness training program across an organization. Through this platform you get a safe and controlled environment to gauge awareness levels, identify vulnerabilities, and improve overall security posture. It is designed to simulate realistic phishing attack scenarios, allowing you to see how your end-users would perform in the case of an actual attack. This gives valuable feedback on areas where enhancements can be made, and helps organizations to better comprehend the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by attackers. 


Additionally, you can run training only campaigns independently of simulations to make sure that your end users have robust knowledge and skills on recognizing different attack patterns and reporting these. There are 90+ training modules available from Terranova and SANS.  

Please note that certain features, such as Payload automation, MDO recommended payloads, ML-based Predicted Compromised Rate, and Attack sim Graph APIs are not available in the GCC High & DoD environments. 


Get started: 

Attack simulation training can be accessed in web version via:  

You can access it under Email & Collaboration menu in the Microsoft defender portal (as shown in the below screenshot): 





The documentation is same as worldwide environment. You can refer to the documentation here Get started using Attack simulation training | Microsoft Learn 


License check: 

If your organization has any of the following licenses, you will be able to access Attack simulation in the Microsoft Defender platform:  

  • DoD: Microsoft 365 G5, Office 365 G5, Microsoft 365 G5 Security, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (Plan 2) for DoD 
  • GCC High: Microsoft 365 E5 for GCC High, Microsoft 365 G5 Security for GCC High, Office 365 E5 for GCC High, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (Plan 2) for GCC High 


Learn more about licensing requirements at Microsoft 365 Defender for US Government customers | Microsoft Docs. 







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