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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.

Research and Analysis

Lack of Security Awareness Playing a Key Role in Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 17, 2017 12:20:04 PM

The CyberEdge Group released its fourth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report earlier this month, and it should come as no surprise that ransomware was a central topic of the study. It should also come as no surprise that the news isn’t very good.

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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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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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New State of the Phish Report Shows Positive Trends, But End-User Risk Remains

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 19, 2017 6:00:31 PM

We're excited to announce the release of the 2017 State of the Phish Report, our third-annual look at how end users are recognizing and responding to phishing attacks, and what infosec professionals are doing to mitigate the risks associated with this perennial threat.

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SecureWorld Webinar Offers Preview of Wombat’s 2017 State of the Phish Report

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 13, 2017 1:49:08 PM

On Wednesday, January 11, Wombat CTO Trevor Hawthorn participated in SecureWorld’s “State of the Phish 2017 – A 360-Degree View” webinar and gave a preview of our forthcoming 2017 State of the Phish Report. He was joined by fellow presenters Jake Bernstein, an attorney with Newman Du Wors, and Mitch Parker, Indiana University Health’s Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance.

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