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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.

Healthcare

Scary Data Breach Statistics of 2017

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 27, 2017 12:20:04 PM

On October 25, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) published its latest compilation of confirmed data breach notifications affecting US organizations and customers so far this year.* The headline numbers — 1,120 total breaches and more than 171 million records exposed — are frightening in their own right, especially considering that in all of 2016, the ITRC reported 1,039 total breaches and just over 36.6 million records exposed. But what really stood out to us in this latest look at the report wasn’t the numbers that are known, but the numbers that remain unknown.

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‘State of Security Education’ Looks at End-User Risk in Healthcare

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 6, 2017 9:27:16 AM

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is increasingly under attack. As infosec teams work to implement technical safeguards to protect sensitive patient data and mission-critical systems, end-user risk management can sometimes take a back seat. Our new State of Security Education: Healthcare report highlights the end-user knowledge gaps that are impacting healthcare security postures and provides insights security managers can use in planning and executing an effective security awareness training program for employees in this industry.

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Ransomware: Advice for Your End Users

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 25, 2016 12:56:01 PM

In this video blog entry, Wombat CTO Trevor Hawthorn offers ransomware advice that's designed to be shared with end users. He explains what ransomware is, why it's dangerous, and what users can do if they suspect an email might be a ransomware attack. He also provides guidance about what they can do if they think they have made a mistake and downloaded malware. 

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Vlog: The Rise of Ransomware

Posted by Gretel Egan on Apr 20, 2016 11:06:15 AM

Welcome to the Wombat Security Vlog! In this first video, I speak with Wombat CTO Trevor Hawthorne about the rise of ransomware, the implications of an infection, and what this debilitating form of malware could morph into.

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New Security Awareness Training Program Helps Healthcare Organizations Manage End-User Risk

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 30, 2016 10:50:16 AM

The news for healthcare organizations has been pretty gloomy of late. The largest number of reported data breaches for four years in a row. More than 112 million records breached in the U.S. last year. Per-record data breach costs more than double that of retail breaches ($363 vs. $154). To say nothing of the recent rash of ransomware attacks.

But there is a bright spot: a cyber security education solution that is designed to help healthcare organizations protect staff, patients, and systems from cyber attacks, and teach staff members how to apply best practices within the workplace and beyond. That bright spot is Wombat’s new Healthcare Security Awareness and Training Program.

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