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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.

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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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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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Wombat Experts Share Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Posted by Gretel Egan on Dec 13, 2016 2:06:07 PM

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, it’s certainly not too soon to think about what the cybersecurity threat landscape will look like in 2017. Our experts shared their thoughts about the current risks that will continue to plague infosec teams next year, and they offer predictions about how threats may morph in the coming months.

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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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