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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.

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Wombat Security Awareness Training Enables 89% Reduction in Susceptibility

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 19, 2017 9:05:00 AM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 13, 2017 8:05:00 AM

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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Security Awareness: Four Topics End Users Are Struggling to Understand

Posted by Kym Harper on Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt about it – phishing plays a key role in today’s growing threat landscape. Our annual State of the Phish Report looks at data around tens of millions of simulated phishing emails sent over a one-year period, as well as a survey of infosec professionals and end users to gain a better idea of what the impact and understanding of phishing is today. And the results illustrate that phishing is still a primary attack vector, with 76% of respondents reporting their organization had been victimized by a phishing attack in 2016.

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 7, 2017 9:22:32 AM

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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Phishing Emails and Risk Management: Why Your Employees Keep Clicking

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 3, 2017 9:06:00 AM

It should come as no surprise (given the website you’re on) that we are advocates for security awareness training. It may surprise you to know, however, that we don’t believe anti-phishing training can eliminate end-user risk. Actually, we feel that “chasing zero” is counterproductive — and we’ll tell you why.

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