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Phishing, Social Engineering Are Top Concerns for Black Hat Attendees

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jul 19, 2017 12:29:08 PM

Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas on July 22, and this show attracts some of the savviest information security professionals in the world. Earlier this month, Black Hat organizers released the results of its third annual attendee survey in its Portrait of an Imminent Cybersecurity Threat report. Below, we highlight some of the key findings in this year's report and compare the results to those revealed by the 2016 survey. 

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Short on Security Awareness Training Staff? Try Our Managed Services.

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jul 13, 2017 12:42:05 PM

Even with healthy security budgets, infosec teams can find themselves short on resources. Countless studies and articles have noted that good IT talent is hard to find, which means that security teams are still having to do more with less. And even those organizations that are not experiencing a personnel crunch could still be feeling the pinch on the cybersecurity education side. After all, staff members who are highly skilled at managing technical resources often lack the experience and expertise — and interest — needed to develop and execute an effective employee security awareness training program.

If you are lacking resources or expertise, don’t kick the can down the road, and don’t settle for a marginal program that is unlikely to give you any return (on even a minimal investment). Instead, use our Managed Services for security awareness training to help you deliver a program that provides measurable results.

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Register for the Wombat Wisdom Security Awareness Training Conference

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jul 11, 2017 1:17:44 PM

Join us in our hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on September 13 and 14 for the third annual Wombat Wisdom Conference. This event brings together some of the brightest minds in security to share ideas and actionable concepts around the continuous improvement of security awareness and training programs.

This year’s conference is again open to Wombat customers and non-customers alike. Last year, our audience of more than 150 security awareness practitioners gave our content high marks, and they requested even more opportunities to hear from one another. As such, we’ve fine-tuned our agenda this year; attendees will have access to additional peer presentations and networking time, as well as sessions that offer insights from the Wombat team and industry experts. 

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Ransomware Roundup: July 2017

Posted by Kym Harper on Jul 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We bring you the latest in ransomware statistics and attacks from the wild.

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For Us, Business Is Personal

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jun 28, 2017 10:43:36 AM

It should come as no surprise to anyone in the infosec world that cybersecurity is big business. And with the lure of big business comes an influx of entrants to the market. Such is the case with the security awareness training space, which has seen a number of new vendors during the past couple of years. Naturally, this has changed the dynamic in several ways — some positive, and some negative.

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