Cofense Collects Three Cyber Defense Magazine 2018 InfoSec Awards

Cyber Defense Magazine, the leading electronic information security magazine and premier source of IT security news, runs an annual InfoSec award program that honors the leading companies in the field of information security and recognizes the best cybersecurity products on the market.

This year, more than 3,000 companies were considered for the awards. Each company was assessed across a wide range of criteria and the field was narrowed down to 500 finalists across more than 80 categories.

This year there were three phishing categories: Anti-Phishing; Anti-Phishing Training, and Anti-Phishing Protection. Cofense (formerly PhishMe) was named a winner in all three categories for its anti-phishing solutions.

Cofense was the sole winner in the Anti-Phishing Protection and Anti-Phishing Training categories, being named a Hot Company for Anti-Phishing Training and Best Product in the Anti-Phishing Protection category. The company also collected an award in the Anti-Phishing category alongside Bromium, EdgeWave, and Ironscales. Cofense was named Leader in the category.

“After reviewing nearly 3,000 infosec companies, globally, we selected Cofense for its marriage of human intelligence and innovative technology in a joint mission to help stop breaches and get one step ahead of the next threat before it becomes a breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine.

The past few years have seen a major increase in phishing attacks and phishing is now the number one security threat faced by businesses. Enterprises and SMBs are investing in technologies to counter the threat, yet phishing emails are still making it past perimeter defenses and are being delivered to end users’ inboxes.

Technological solutions are necessary to reduce the volume of malicious emails that are delivered, but the changing tactics of cybercriminals and increasing sophistication of phishing attacks means technology alone will not provide total protection. What is needed is a combination of technology and human—based defenses.

Cofense has developed a range of anti-phishing solutions that concentrate on the human element. Cofense PhishMe combines an extensive library of training content with a phishing simulation platform that allows businesses to train employees on security awareness and test susceptibility to phishing attacks. Cofense Reporter is tool that allows employees to report suspicious emails to their security teams with a single click, allowing rapid action to be taken to mitigate threats.  Cofense Triage and Cofense Intelligence help security teams quickly identify and respond to phishing attacks in process. Together, they allow an organization to mount an impressive defense against phishing.

Author: NetSec Editor