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

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 25, 2017 12:04:19 PM

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 Vlog: Physical Security Is Critical to Identity Theft Protection

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 23, 2017 6:47:01 AM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 19, 2017 8:18:00 AM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 17, 2017 11:11:20 AM

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

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 9, 2017 11:56:17 AM

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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