Wombat Security Technologies Ranks #135 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List
Nov16

Wombat Security Technologies Ranks #135 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

Deloitte has released its latest Technology Fast 500 List – A list of the fastest growing companies in the technology, life sciences, and telecommunications sectors in North America. For the third straight year, the anti-phishing vendor Wombat Security Technologies has been included in the list and has ranked in the top 150 companies in the United States. This year, the impressive 840% growth has seen Wombat Security Technologies rank #135, marking an improvement on last year’s position. Wombat Security Technologies’ Security Education Platform – a training program that helps organizations improve the security awareness of the workforce – has now been adopted by more than 2,000 enterprises around the world who rely on the platform to train employees, change risky behaviors, and reduce...

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2017 Has Seen Major Improvements in Phishing Awareness
Sep22

2017 Has Seen Major Improvements in Phishing Awareness

The latest Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security Technologies has shown employees are getting better at identifying phishing emails, and investment in security awareness training is paying off. Last year’s report included an analysis of responses to a Q&A conducted on employees which assessed security awareness and susceptibility to phishing attacks. In 2016, more than 20 million answers were analyzed, with this year’s sample increasing to more than 70 million Q&As. In 2016, 28% of employees failed to recognize phishing emails. This year’s analysis saw the number of employees that failed to identify phishing emails fall to 24%. While it is certainly good news that security awareness is improving, there is clearly still a long way to go. All it takes is for one employee to...

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Securing Your Email Training Module Released by Wombat Security
Jul19

Securing Your Email Training Module Released by Wombat Security

The security awareness training company Wombat Security Technologies has announced the release of a new series of training modules that can be used by businesses to teach their employees about the threat from phishing. The Securing Your Email – Fundamental training series has now been added to the company’s anti-phishing training library and is available to customers who have signed up to ThreatSim® – The firm’s phishing simulation platform. Customers can automatically add employees to the training program and monitor their progress through the ThreatSim® platform. The Securing Your Email training series contains four modules, each of which takes just 5-7 minutes to complete. The first module in the series is an introduction to phishing and covers best practices that should be adopted to...

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Wombat Security Technologies Study Reveals Personal Security Habits of Workers
Jul01

Wombat Security Technologies Study Reveals Personal Security Habits of Workers

The 2017 User Risk Report from Wombat Security Technologies has shown that UK and US workers are engaging in risky activities at work and on work devices. Those activities are placing their employers at risk of cyberattacks. The survey also showed the shocking state of security awareness among workers. Respondents were asked questions about the activities they engaged in at work or on work devices, password security, mobile device habits and general information about cybersecurity. The threat from phishing is greater than ever before. Phishing emails are being sent by the millions and not a day goes by without a report of a malware or ransomware attack in the media. Yet, even though there is a high risk of an attack, the survey showed that 30% of those surveyed did not even know what...

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Wombat Security Adds GDPR Learning Module to Help Organizations Avoid Regulatory Fines
May24

Wombat Security Adds GDPR Learning Module to Help Organizations Avoid Regulatory Fines

The deadline for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be just over a year away, but hat does not give organizations long to update policies and procedures and train staff on GDPR requirements. Figures from Gartner suggest that by the time the deadline arrives, it is likely that more than 50% of organizations will not have done enough to ensure compliance with the new regulations. From May 25, 2018, any organization found not to be in compliance with GDPR regulations will face the prospect of stiff regulatory fines. The fines for non-compliance are 4% of global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is the greatest. The GDPR regulations will improve privacy protections for EU residents by forcing organizations to improve their data handling practices...

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Wombat Security Technologies CEO Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award
May17

Wombat Security Technologies CEO Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Joe Ferrara, CEO of Pittsburgh-based Wombat Security Technologies, has been recognized for his regional achievements and leadership by the Carnegie Science Center, picking up an Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 78th Annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The Carnegie Science Awards Program was established in 1997 to recognize the best minds and achievements in the field of science and technology in western Pennsylvania. More than 500 individuals have now received a prestigious Carnegie Science Award under the program. Wombat Security Technologies offers security awareness training and phishing simulation software to businesses to help them reduce the risk of email-based attacks on employees. The company’s SaaS-based security awareness solution trains...

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Expanded Awareness Video Campaigns to be Showcased by Wombat Security at the SXSW Conference
Mar10

Expanded Awareness Video Campaigns to be Showcased by Wombat Security at the SXSW Conference

Wombat Security Technologies will be showcasing a new addition to its Awareness Video Campaigns at this month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. The Awareness Video Campaigns are a new addition to the Security Awareness Materials produced by Wombat, the purpose of which is to remind employees of the need to be security aware and how simple changes to behavior can have a major impact on their organizations. Cybersecurity concepts are introduced in Wombat’s training modules, with the awareness materials reinforcing those concepts, emphasizing best practices and helping to improve knowledge retention. Wombat’s Security Awareness Materials include posters for organizations to display in the workplace and images and articles to distribute via email. The Awareness Video Campaigns are a...

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Wombat Security Included in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training
Mar10

Wombat Security Included in Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Gartner Inc., has included Wombat Security Technologies in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. This is the third consecutive year than the cyber security awareness training provider has been included in the Magic Quadrant. Gartner rates companies on two main criteria: The ability to execute and completeness of vision. Each vendor is assessed and given a score in each area. Based on the score for each component, companies will be placed in one of four quadrants. To be placed in the leader’s quadrant, companies must excel in both areas. Companies positioned in the leader’s quadrant have the highest composite scores for ability to execute and completeness of vision. Companies are also rated for their product and overall viability, sales execution and...

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Wombat Releases Annual State of the Phish Report
Jan20

Wombat Releases Annual State of the Phish Report

Wombat Security Technologies has released its third annual State of the Phish Report. The report details the phishing trends from the past 12 months. To produce the report, Wombat surveyed more than 500 information security professionals, obtained more than 2,000 answers from employed computer users and analysed the results from millions of phishing simulations sent using the firm’s ThreatSim® service. The report shows the threat from phishing has increased once again. 51% of information security professionals said phishing attacks had increased in the past 12 months with 76% saying they were victims of at least one phishing attack in the past year, a higher percentage than last year’s survey. 61% said they had received spear phishing emails in the past year. More organisations are now...

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Wombat Security Technologies Named as Finalist for a 2017 SC Media Award
Nov23

Wombat Security Technologies Named as Finalist for a 2017 SC Media Award

Wombat Security Technologies has been named as a finalist for a prestigious 2017 SC Media Award, in recognition for the quality of the company’s product and its ability to help businesses safeguard their networks and data. This is the 20th year that SC Magazine has run its awards program, which recognize the best of the best in the field of information security. The awards are highly coveted and winning an award is a major accomplishment for any company. Even being named as a finalist is a major achievement, demonstrating the high quality of a product or service. Each product or service is subjected to an in-depth analysis by two panels of independent judges, including current and former CISOs and analysts and educators from academic institutions. Each product or service is given a score...

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Deloitte Ranks Wombat Security Technologies 144 in 2016 Technology Fast 500 List
Nov18

Deloitte Ranks Wombat Security Technologies 144 in 2016 Technology Fast 500 List

Wombat Security Technologies has been included in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list, securing position 144. Each year, Deloitte produces its Fast 500 lists which recognize the fastest growing technology, telecoms, media, life sciences and energy companies in North America. To be included in the list, firms must have enjoyed exceptional growth. Not all companies qualify for inclusion. Companies must have developed proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to their customers that contributes to operating revenues, while base year operating revenues of at least $50,000 are required with a minimum current operating year turnover of $5 million. This year’s list includes firms with growth ranging from 121% to 66,661% over the period from 2012 to 2015, with the...

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