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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.

Security Awareness and Training

Wombat to Debut New Awareness Video Campaign Theme at SXSW

Posted by Gretel Egan on Mar 10, 2017 7:53:48 AM

Will you be in Austin, TX, over the coming week to attend SXSW 2017? If so, stop by to see us — and our new Awareness Video Campaign, “Don’t Let Thieves In” — in booth #410 at the Austin Convention Center from March 12 through March 14.

We first announced the addition of Awareness Video Campaigns to our Security Awareness Materials portfolio last month at RSA, where we unveiled our “Great Saves” theme. The terrific response prompted us to expand the offering as soon as possible.

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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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Awareness Video Campaigns Now Part of Our Security Awareness Training Portfolio

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 8, 2017 1:50:07 PM

On February 7, we were excited to announce the launch of our new Awareness Video Campaigns, an addition to our Security Awareness Materials portfolio that will help our customers raise awareness and keep cybersecurity top-of-mind for their employees. The videos and their companion posters and images were developed in direct response to an interactive discussion with attendees at our 2016 Wombat Wisdom Security Awareness and Training Conference.

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What Groundhog Day Can Teach Us About Security Awareness Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Feb 2, 2017 9:17:00 AM

Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania (with Punxsutawney a mere 80 miles up the road from our home town of Pittsburgh), Groundhog Day and its meteorological implications are big news. While many are likely to consider this tradition a bit…unconventional…Groundhog Day folklore was immortalized on film in a movie of the same name. In it, Bill Murray plays a Pittsburgh weatherman who ends up repeating Groundhog Day over and over again while trying to find the key to breaking the cycle.

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Phishing Prevention: Don’t Become a Victim of Your Own Success

Posted by Gretel Egan on Jan 10, 2017 4:30:12 PM

Phishing emails in their many forms — spear phishing messages, business email compromise (BEC) and whaling attacks, etc. — remain a preeminent threat to organizations and individuals worldwide. The most viable path to preventing phishing scams from hitting their mark is to utilize a combination of technical safeguards (like spam filters and blacklists) and ongoing end-user security awareness training. Those who downplay the potential benefits of employee security training are forgetting that successful social engineering attacks rely on one common factor: human engagement.

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