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Wombat Security Awareness Training Enables 89% Reduction in Susceptibility

Written by Gretel Egan

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 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: Identity Theft Protection and PII Security

In this first segment of a multi-part series about identity theft protection, we explain how pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) can be used by social engineers and scam artists, and why all types of PII need to be safeguarded.

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Q4 Phishing Report Shows Mixed Bag of Trends, a Need for Diverse Training

Though the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG’s) headline statement in its Q4 Phishing Activity Trends Report was about the record-shattering number of reported phishing attacks during 2016, there were also some interesting downward trends noted in the data.

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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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Worst Passwords of 2016: Same Story, Different Year

Outside of locks and keys (which become more antiquated by the minute), perhaps the most basic of all security safeguards is a password. Unfortunately, it seems that “basic” is as far as many people are going in constructing the passwords that are in place to keep very private — and very valuable — data safe.

We reviewed SplashData’s 2015 edition of its “Worst Passwords List” last year…and it seems not much has changed with its 2016 tallies.

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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic for consumers and infosec professionals alike. Our experts have commented about the cybersecurity threats that are on the rise due to the proliferation of IoT devices — but that is certainly not halting the adoption and implementation of these products.

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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.

Read More

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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Why You Should Celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Clean Out Your Computer Day has been recognized on the second Monday in February since 2000. It’s unlikely you’ll find a Hallmark card for it (though I guess you never know), but you should take some time to embrace the practical — and cybersecurity — benefits to reducing your digital footprint.

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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.

Read More

The Security Awareness Community to Join – Wombat Wisdom Community!

Here’s a fun piece of trivia: A group of Wombats is known as a wisdom, which makes ‘Wombat Wisdom’ the perfect name for the offerings that help our customers and infosec professionals collaborate and learn from one another. We were thrilled to launch all the pieces of Wombat Wisdom in September 2016 – comprised of our online community, annual conference, and Insiders group.

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Wombat to Debut New Awareness Video Campaign Theme at SXSW

Will you be in Austin, TX, over the coming week to attend SXSW 2017? If so, stop by to see us — and our new Awareness Video Campaign, “Don’t Let Thieves In” — in booth #410 at the Austin Convention Center from March 12 through March 14.

We first announced the addition of Awareness Video Campaigns to our Security Awareness Materials portfolio last month at RSA, where we unveiled our “Great Saves” theme. The terrific response prompted us to expand the offering as soon as possible.

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