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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

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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The Wombat Advantage: Our Free Perks Fuel Your Success

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 6, 2016 9:12:00 AM

With the explosion of the cybersecurity market, there have been many newer entrants into the security awareness training space. There is naturally a lot to consider as you create your short list for employee security awareness training. Price is one of those factors — but there is often more to the bottom line than meets the eye. We know a lot of our competitors can’t match the free benefits that are included with our products. This is an edge that we call the Wombat Advantage.

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Product Update: New Broad Assessments and Travel Mini-Module for Security Awareness Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 16, 2016 11:08:01 AM

We’re excited to announce new additions to our security awareness training portfolio: three broad Predefined CyberStrength knowledge assessments and a Travel Security interactive mini-module.

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