The 2016 SC Magazine Awards are a highlight in the calendar for companies in the field of information security. The awards honor the achievements of companies and individuals working in the field of information security and recognize and honor the best and brightest talent.
Information security products and services nominated for awards are assessed by two panels of judges, comprising analysts, educators, vendor-neutral consultants and current and former CISOs. Each competitor is thoroughly assessed with average scores tallied before the finalists in each category – and the category winners – are decided. To become a finalist or to win a prestigious award, competitors must display excellence in their respective field.
In 2016 there are 29 awards covering a wide range of security products, including advanced threat protection, mobile security, vulnerability management, cloud computing security, fraud prevention, web application solutions and forensic solutions.
At last year’s awards, PhishMe Simulator™ was selected as a finalist in the Best IT Security-Related Training Program and won the category. The category covers user awareness training programs for enterprises that train employees to recognize security threats and support security and risk management plans. This year, the PhishMe Simulator™ anti-phishing solution has been named a finalist in the same category demonstrating continued excellence in the field.
PhishMe appreciates that awareness of security threats is not enough to protect organizations from an increasingly wide range of threats. The company trains employees to be security assets and a strong last line of defense and conducts phishing simulations to ensure training has been effective. The training program and simulations condition employees to be more security aware and teaches them how to identify a wide range of threats.
PhishMe claims its PhishMe Simulator™ and behavioral conditioning is so effective, in many cases it “has reduced a company’s overall susceptibility by more than 95 percent.”
In addition to being named as a finalist at the 2016 SC Magazine Awards, PhishMe has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer Based Training and has won a Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award in 2016 for PhishMe Triage™ in the Cutting-Edge Security Training category.