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A BLOG ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

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.

Security Awareness and Training

New Anti-Phishing Training Series Provides Targeted End-User Education

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jul 21, 2017 1:16:52 PM

We are excited to annouce the release of our new Securing Your Email – Fundamental anti-phishing training series. This latest addition to our library of more than 25 security awareness training modules targets fundamental cybersecurity best practices surrounding three key phishing threat vectors: malicious links, infected attachments, and requests for login credentials and other sensitive information.

The Securing Your Email – Fundamental series expands our already industry-leading anti-phishing employee training portfolio, and has been added as a featured option within our Anti-Phishing Training Suite. To enable targeted and timely security education, ThreatSim® customers can automatically auto-enroll employees in follow-up training assignments that match the type of phishing test sent to the end user (link-based, attachment-based, or data entry-based). As with the rest of our interactive training portfolio, this series directly addresses problematic behaviors to assist with end-user risk management.

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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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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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Anti-Phishing Training: Why ‘Set It and Forget It’ Is a Mistake

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jun 26, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Even though cybersecurity budgets are healthier now than they have been in past years, security talent is in short supply, which means infosec training teams are still facing the crunch of doing more with less. As such, the lure of automation is strong. If you find yourself tempted by the idea of a “set it and forget it” security awareness training program, we caution you to consider the negative side effects of a hands-off approach.

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