Wombat Security Releases 2018 Beyond the Phish Report
May03

Wombat Security Releases 2018 Beyond the Phish Report

The Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security provides valuable insights into the state of security awareness across different industry sectors. For the report, Wombat Security analyzed the responses to almost 85 million questions and answers collected from employees of its customers across 16 industry sectors. The questions covered 12 different categories including protecting confidential information, safe use of passwords,...

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Wombat Security Honored at SC Media Awards
Apr24

Wombat Security Honored at SC Media Awards

Wombat Security, now a division of Proofpoint, helps businesses train employees to become more security aware and recognize potential phishing emails and other email-based cyber threats. The company has developed an extensive training library and CBT platform that businesses can use as the basis of their security awareness programs, along with a phishing simulation program to put the training to the test. The firm was recently honored...

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Human Factor Cybersecurity Report Released by Proofpoint
Apr18

Human Factor Cybersecurity Report Released by Proofpoint

The human factor continues to be extensively exploited by cybercriminals according to the annual human factor cybersecurity report from Proofpoint. While hacks are still commonplace, cybercriminals are mostly relying on some interaction from employees to steal funds from bank accounts, obtain login credentials and sensitive data, and infect end points and networks with malware and ransomware. The data for the latest report come from...

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Proofpoint Study Shows Impact of Email Fraud on Businesses
Apr10

Proofpoint Study Shows Impact of Email Fraud on Businesses

Proofpoint has published the findings of a recent study investigating the impact of email fraud on businesses. The study reveals the extent to which businesses are affected by email fraud, the typical impact of email fraud on businesses, which individuals are targeted, and the steps that are being taken to reduce risk. There has been an increase in email fraud in recent years, with last year seeing a further surge in attacks. The...

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New Insider Threat Training Modules Released by Wombat Security
Mar28

New Insider Threat Training Modules Released by Wombat Security

Anti-phishing solution provider Wombat Security – now a division of Proofpoint – has released new insider threat training modules to help businesses deal with the threat from within. Insider breaches are a leading cause of data breaches, especially in the US healthcare industry where they share top spot with hacks. Insider threats include simple mistakes made by employees, negligence, and malicious actions taken to cause harm to...

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77% of Businesses Expect to Be Victims of Email Fraud in 2018
Mar20

77% of Businesses Expect to Be Victims of Email Fraud in 2018

A new report from Proofpoint has revealed 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud with six out of 10 businesses considering email fraud to be a major security risk and with good reason. Email fraud is now commonplace and poses a major threat to businesses of all sizes, from mom and pop stores to the largest enterprises. The data for the report came from Proofpoint’s 2018 global ‘Understanding Email Fraud’ survey, which was...

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Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed
Mar01

Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed

In early February, Proofpoint announced it was to acquire the security awareness and phishing simulation platform provider Wombat Security Technologies for $225 million in cash. Today, Proofpoint has confirmed that the acquisition has now been completed. The acquisition will see Wombat Security’s phishing simulation platform, its security awareness computer-based training content, and its phishing reporting tool incorporated into the...

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Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million
Feb07

Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million

Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has announced it has acquired the phishing simulation and security awareness company Wombat Security Technologies. The deal is for $225 million in cash and is expected to close in Q1, 2018. Proofpoint is already a major player in the cybersecurity market providing advanced threat protection, encryption, data loss prevention, email security and many other digital security services to...

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Threat from Phishing at an All Time HIgh
Jan22

Threat from Phishing at an All Time HIgh

The 2018 State of the Phish Report from Wombat Security Technologies confirms the threat from phishing is at an all-time high. Fortunately, employees do appear to be getting better at recognizing phishing emails. The data for the latest State of the Phish Report comes from an analysis of millions of phishing email simulations using the Wombat platform, along with quarterly surveys on more than 10,000 information security professionals...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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