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A BLOG ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

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.

Author: Gretel Egan

Wombat Security Blog Author

Recent Posts

New State of the Phish Report Shows Positive Trends, But End-User Risk Remains

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 19, 2017 6:00:31 PM

We're excited to announce the release of the 2017 State of the Phish Report, our third-annual look at how end users are recognizing and responding to phishing attacks, and what infosec professionals are doing to mitigate the risks associated with this perennial threat.

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SecureWorld Webinar Offers Preview of Wombat’s 2017 State of the Phish Report

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 13, 2017 1:49:08 PM

On Wednesday, January 11, Wombat CTO Trevor Hawthorn participated in SecureWorld’s “State of the Phish 2017 – A 360-Degree View” webinar and gave a preview of our forthcoming 2017 State of the Phish Report. He was joined by fellow presenters Jake Bernstein, an attorney with Newman Du Wors, and Mitch Parker, Indiana University Health’s Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance.

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Phishing Prevention: Don’t Become a Victim of Your Own Success

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 10, 2017 4:30:12 PM

Phishing emails in their many forms — spear phishing messages, business email compromise (BEC) and whaling attacks, etc. — remain a preeminent threat to organizations and individuals worldwide. The most viable path to preventing phishing scams from hitting their mark is to utilize a combination of technical safeguards (like spam filters and blacklists) and ongoing end-user security awareness training. Those who downplay the potential benefits of employee security training are forgetting that successful social engineering attacks rely on one common factor: human engagement.

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A Key Cybersecurity Resolution for 2017: Collaborate More

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 4, 2017 11:41:21 AM

With the turning of a new calendar page comes the tendency to take stock of the prior year and think ahead to how key aspects of business and personal lives might be improved in the coming months. As you ponder your plans for 2017, we encourage you to actively pursue opportunities to collaborate with external and internal entities. And before you write off the suggestion, consider this: Multiple experts state that while legitimate organizations and infosec professionals approach the idea of collaboration with concern and suspicion, cybercriminals have embraced the practice and are using shared intelligence to strengthen their operations and maximize the effectiveness of their attacks.

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Infographic: IoT Security Q&A and Checklist

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 20, 2016 9:47:45 AM

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.

This holiday season, as more and more devices are activated and begin accessing personal and corporate data and systems, it's important to understand the implications of installing and using IoT products. The following Q&A and checklist can help you get a better grasp of the different types of IoT devices that are available in the marketplace and the steps you can take to ensure that your personal and business data are kept as secure as possible as you and your family members utilize this burgeoning technology.

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