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Author: Gretel Egan

Wombat Security Blog Author

Recent Posts

2017 Beyond the Phish Report Reveals End-User Strengths, Weaknesses

Posted by Gretel Egan on Sep 21, 2017 10:07:41 AM

Infosec professionals who are seeking industry- and category-specific data points that illustrate business implications and highlight knowledge deficiencies in end-user cybersecurity knowledge, take note: our 2017 Beyond the Phish Report™ is now available for download.

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RBS Security Awareness Manager Shares Lessons Learned at Wombat Wisdom

Posted by Gretel Egan on Sep 19, 2017 11:57:44 AM

At our third annual Wombat Wisdom Conference last week in Pittsburgh, PA, attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Lesley Marjoribanks, Security Awareness Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She shared some valuable lessons learned in the planning and rollout of the security awareness training initiatives delivered to RBS end users. In the event that you were unable to join us, here are some of the pieces of advice she had to offer:

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Update: Advanced Anti-Phishing Training Series, Platform Enhancements

Posted by Gretel Egan on Sep 14, 2017 5:07:53 PM

We are excited to announce a new series of product updates that are designed to help our customers deliver advanced, effective security awareness training programs that will help their end users recognize and avoid cyberattacks. These enhancements to our Security Education Platform include a new anti-phishing training series and localized translations, advanced reporting features, updates to our PhishAlarm® product, and a new user interface.

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Carrot vs. Stick: Determining the Best Path for Your Program

Posted by Gretel Egan on Sep 6, 2017 1:24:06 PM

We know it and you know it: Dealing with end-user mistakes is costly. From employee downtime, to remediation costs, to the potential spread of malware or ransomware, to IP and confidential data walking out the door, there are real dollars tied to cybersecurity errors. Employees who make those mistakes genuinely impact your business’s bottom line. And if they do it more than once...well, that just compounds the problem.

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Social Media Hauntings: Students and Job Seekers Beware

Posted by Gretel Egan on Aug 30, 2017 12:50:54 PM

When I was a kid, there was a lot of collective fear among my fellow students at the idea of infractions going on a “permanent record.” This nebulous threat from parents, teachers, and administrators had many of us thinking — and fretting — about the types of behaviors and activities that could potentially be tied to us for eternity. (We were easily fooled. What can I say?)

Back in the olden days (i.e., the pre-internet years), we worried about the ramifications of an essentially baseless behavior log that we never actually saw with our own eyes. Interestingly, today’s most frightening form of a permanent record is the one that kids and adults alike are creating for themselves on social media. Unfortunately, bad decisions shared on these forums can haunt users for years to come.

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