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Wombat Security is a leader in security awareness and training. Our blog covers the latest cyber security news, insights, and best practices. We arm infosec professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to improve end-user behaviors and reduce organizational risk.

GDPR Compliance Is 1 Year Away. Our Security Awareness Training Can Help You Prepare.

Written by Gretel Egan

On May 23, we announced the availability of a new security awareness training module that will help global organizations prepare their end users for compliance with a looming standard: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Three Keys to Avoiding Phishing Emails and Ransomware Attacks

If the past few weeks are any indication, consumers and businesses are under full-scale cyberattack. The early May “Google Docs” phishing attacks reportedly affected approximately one million Gmail users and more than 3,000 organizations. And last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack spread like wildfire to ultimately affect more than 200,000 systems around the globe, including healthcare, transportation, banking, telecom, and government networks. Though the WannaCry outbreak appears to have relied less on phishing emails than prior larger-scale ransomware attacks, both this and the Google scam heavily depended on human error to propagate.

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Verizon’s 2017 DBIR Shows Phishing Is Still a Big Factor in Data Breaches

The recently released 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is Verizon’s tenth look at real-world security events that are impacting organizations around the globe.* We again contributed to this report, and looked forward to seeing what this year’s study would reveal about the state of data security.

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Wombat Security Awareness Training Enables 89% Reduction in Susceptibility

Last week, we were excited to share the results of our most recent customer case study, which explains how our security awareness training portfolio helped an employee benefits provider realize an 89% reduction in phishing susceptibility after consistent use of assessments and training.

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Wombat Vlog: Oversharing on Social Media Can Damage More Than Your Reputation

We all know those people who overshare on social media...but are you doing that yourself without even realizing it?

In this vlog segment (the third in our series about identity theft protection) we discuss the hidden dangers of "getting to know each other" posts and surveys, and how cybercriminals can use the information posted on social networks to commit identity fraud.

 

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Verizon’s 2017 DBIR Shows Phishing Is Still a Big Factor in Data Breaches

The recently released 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is Verizon’s tenth look at real-world security events that are impacting organizations around the globe.* We again contributed to this report, and looked forward to seeing what this year’s study would reveal about the state of data security.

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The Real Bracket Buster? Scammers Who Steal Your Data (and Your Dough).

For fans of NCAA Men’s Basketball, there may be no surer sign of spring than Selection Sunday. Now that the matchups have been (mostly) set, the madness of March can begin — cue the filling out of brackets, the search for this year’s Cinderella teams, and the wondering of whether this will finally be the moment a 16 seed topples a conference favorite (however unlikely that may be).

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Wombat Vlog: Physical Security Is Critical to Identity Theft Protection

In this fourth vlog segment in our series about identity theft protection, we discuss a cybersecurity topic that is sometimes overlooked during this age of email, mobile devices, and cloud computing: physical security.

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Three Keys to Avoiding Phishing Emails and Ransomware Attacks

If the past few weeks are any indication, consumers and businesses are under full-scale cyberattack. The early May “Google Docs” phishing attacks reportedly affected approximately one million Gmail users and more than 3,000 organizations. And last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack spread like wildfire to ultimately affect more than 200,000 systems around the globe, including healthcare, transportation, banking, telecom, and government networks. Though the WannaCry outbreak appears to have relied less on phishing emails than prior larger-scale ransomware attacks, both this and the Google scam heavily depended on human error to propagate.

Read More

Wombat Vlog: Oversharing on Social Media Can Damage More Than Your Reputation

We all know those people who overshare on social media...but are you doing that yourself without even realizing it?

In this vlog segment (the third in our series about identity theft protection) we discuss the hidden dangers of "getting to know each other" posts and surveys, and how cybercriminals can use the information posted on social networks to commit identity fraud.

 

Read More

GDPR Compliance Is 1 Year Away. Our Security Awareness Training Can Help You Prepare.

On May 23, we announced the availability of a new security awareness training module that will help global organizations prepare their end users for compliance with a looming standard: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Wombat CEO Joe Ferrara Receives ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

We are proud to share that Joe Ferrara, Wombat President and CEO, was recently recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Ferrara received the coveted Carnegie Science Award for leading Wombat’s mission to reduce security risk among organizations of all sizes through comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training programs. The formal awards celebration was held on Friday, May 12, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Webinar: Evidence That Changing User Behaviors Reduces Cybersecurity Risks

There should be no question in your mind that your end users’ behaviors are feeding into to your organization’s level of cybersecurity risk. But perhaps you’ve questioned whether security awareness training can truly move the dial on end-user risk reduction.

Question no more.

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