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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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How Do Your Employees Feel About Security Awareness Training?

Posted by Gretel Egan on Aug 10, 2016 2:46:00 PM

As more and more industries add security awareness and training to their list of compliance-related initiatives, more and more infosec teams (as well as corporate education groups and and governance, risk management, and compliance [GRC] officers) will find themselves tasked with delivering cybersecurity education to their employees. In fact, given today’s climate, it’s likely — mandated or not — that you have already implemented some type of program.

Whether it’s on the horizon or front and center, ask yourself this: How do your end users feel about security awareness and training?

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Alert: Phishing Attacks Set Records in Q1. How Strong Are Your Defenses?

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 25, 2016 12:52:37 PM

On May 24, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) announced that the number of observed phishing attacks in Q1 2016 was higher than any total its seen since it began tracking and reporting these statistics in 2004.

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Compliance-Driven Training: How You Check the Box Matters

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 16, 2015 9:15:52 AM

Whether you’re for it or against it, a believer or a scoffer, compliance-driven security awareness training initiatives are a reality that must be reckoned with. Not only are they not going anywhere, they are actually likely to multiply given emergence of additional cyber security–based regulations and some U.S. legislators eyeing global cyber laws.

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Reinforcement: a Key to Knowledge Retention, Risk Reduction

Posted by Gretel Egan on May 1, 2015 10:19:00 AM

How would you describe your security awareness and training program? Game changer? Necessary evil? A little of both? Regardless, if you’re educating your employees about cyber security best practices, you’d logically want to make the most of your efforts. If reinforcement isn’t part of your plan, it should be. These types of activities are critical to achieving long-term success.

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You Should Google That...

Posted by Jacki Williams on Jan 31, 2014 4:48:02 AM

I heard a term used the other day that made me stop and give pause...it was something I had never heard before, and I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant. I went about my day but the term just stuck in my head until my curiosity got the better of me. When one of my kids come to me with a word or phrase that they don’t understand, I always tell them to “Google it” (after all, we are in the 21st century). What is the term to which I refer? Experiential Learning.

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