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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.

In the News

Put Less Emphasis on Phishing Trends, More Emphasis on Managing Risk

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 25, 2017 10:46:05 AM

As we indicated in our recent 2017 State of the Phish Report summary, we noticed some positive trends with regard to the reported volume of phishing attacks, and these trends coincided with the numbers noted in the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Phishing Trends Report, 3rd Quarter 2016, which was released in late December. The APWG headlined its report summary with “Record Wave of Phishing Comes to an Ebb in Autumn 2016” and noted several key comparison metrics:

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A Key Cybersecurity Resolution for 2017: Collaborate More

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 4, 2017 11:41:21 AM

With the turning of a new calendar page comes the tendency to take stock of the prior year and think ahead to how key aspects of business and personal lives might be improved in the coming months. As you ponder your plans for 2017, we encourage you to actively pursue opportunities to collaborate with external and internal entities. And before you write off the suggestion, consider this: Multiple experts state that while legitimate organizations and infosec professionals approach the idea of collaboration with concern and suspicion, cybercriminals have embraced the practice and are using shared intelligence to strengthen their operations and maximize the effectiveness of their attacks.

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Wombat Experts Share Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 13, 2016 2:06:07 PM

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, it’s certainly not too soon to think about what the cybersecurity threat landscape will look like in 2017. Our experts shared their thoughts about the current risks that will continue to plague infosec teams next year, and they offer predictions about how threats may morph in the coming months.

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Wombat Awards 2016: A Year in Review

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 30, 2016 9:12:00 AM

It’s been another exciting year for us at Wombat Security, and we thank you for connecting with us here on our blog and beyond. We are always grateful for those who recognize and share in our vision for security awareness training, and it’s particularly rewarding when we are honored by esteemed organizations in the infosec space.

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Black Hat Survey Shows Increased Cybersecurity Concerns, Divided Focus

Posted by Gretel Egan on Aug 2, 2016 5:28:52 PM

Black Hat USA 2016 is occupying the Mandalay Bay end of the Las Vegas Strip this week, which means some of the savviest information security professionals in the world are entrenched in all things infosec (and, potentially, some mischievous activities) for the next few days. Wondering what these pros think of the state of cybersecurity? Well, Black Hat organizers asked…and the answers they received reflect what you’re likely already thinking: It’s a jungle out there.

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