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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

Wombat Cybersecurity Education Helps Texas City Avoid BEC Attack

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 10, 2017 10:38:50 AM

Earlier this week, we released a new industry case study in conjunction with our partner Future Com, a leader in the network foundation, performance, and security space. The study illustrates how our security awareness and training solutions — delivered by Future Com — helped the City of Garland, Texas, reduce phishing susceptibility by 80%, build a stronger culture of security, and avoid a potentially costly business email compromise (BEC) attack.

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New APWG Report Shows Need for Strategic Phishing Awareness Training

Posted by Aaron Jentzen on Nov 7, 2017 1:22:33 PM

The volume of phishing attacks rose in the first half of 2017 and more brands are being targeted than in 2016, according to a new report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). As these attacks become more strategic and sophisticated in nature, your organization’s phishing awareness training should follow suit.

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Reinforcing Key Topics Is Critical in Security Awareness Training

Posted by Gretel Egan on Nov 3, 2017 2:33:22 PM

Are you reinforcing key principles of cybersecurity with your end users? And are you doing so on both an awareness and training front? If you answered “no” to either of these questions — or if you’re uncertain about the differences between raising awareness and delivering training — read on to find out how you could be undercutting your chances for success.

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Wombat Security Named a Leader for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted by Aaron Jentzen on Oct 31, 2017 12:37:04 PM

For the fourth year in a row, IT research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. has recognized Wombat Security as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training (CBT).* Our strong position this year reflects our Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision — the latter of which Wombat was ranked highest.

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Connecting the Dots: The Human Factor and the Cost of Cybercrime

Posted by Gretel Egan on Oct 18, 2017 11:29:20 AM

The recently published 2017 Cost of Cyber Crime Study from Ponemon Institute and Accenture delivered some sobering statistics:

  • Organizations pay an average annualized cost of $11.7 million* to deal with cybercrime (up 23% from the prior year).
  • Organizations are dealing with an average of 130 successful security breaches each year (an uptick of 27% year over year)
  • The average cost of cybercrime has risen by 62% since 2013.
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