Wombat Security Technologies Co-Founder to Speak at the eCrime Researcher’s Summit

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Dr. Norman Sadeh in panel discussion about leveraging end-user behavior to thwart eCrime

Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Norman Sadeh will share with Summit participants his experience developing software products that help organizations train users not to fall for phishing attacks. He will present results showing how learning science principles, and the development of tools capable of creating unique teachable moments, can help organizations significantly boost the readiness of their workforce and reduce susceptibility to phishing attacks. The presentation is part of a panel entitled, “Leveraging Consumer Behavior Better than the Bad Guys”, a topic that captures the essence of Wombat’s suite of cyber security training products. With clients in sectors that include finance, government, insurance, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, and education, Wombat’s innovative software training products are recognized for their unique effectiveness in training both employees and customers.

Each year the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) eCrime Summit brings together leading authorities from industry, government and academia in the fight against phishing attacks. As phishing continues to create havoc across industry and government, with many highly targeted attacks showing increasing levels of sophistication, this event is intended to help participants stay abreast of the latest trends and coordinate efforts to combat these attacks.

In addition to his role at Wombat, Dr. Sadeh is also a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and a recognized authority in cyber security and privacy. The other members of the panel discussion are David Perry from Trend Micro and Jens Grossklags from The Pennsylvania State University, with Nathan Good of Good Research as the moderator.

About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat is a pioneer in cyber security awareness training and anti-phishing filtering. With customers across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies provides a comprehensive and highly effective suite of cyber security training and assessment products. Wombat also offers anti-phishing filtering solutions that have been shown to be significantly more effective than the most popular anti-spam filters when it comes to catching phishing attacks, including zero-hour attacks. Wombat’s products have been licensed for use in sectors as diverse as finance, government, insurance, healthcare, energy, telecommunications, and education. For more information visit http://www.wombatsecurity.com or email info(at)wombatsecurity(dot)com.

About the APWG and the eCrime Researcher’s Summit
The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is a global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing, email spoofing, and crimeware. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs, the law enforcement community and solutions providers. There are more than 2,000 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG worldwide. The APWG's Web site offers the public and industry information about phishing and email fraud, including identification and promotion of pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit was conceived by APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy in 2006 as a comprehensive venue for the presentation of the state-of-the-art basic and applied research into electronic crime, engaging every aspect of its development (technical, behavioral, social and legal) as well as technologies and techniques for its detection, related forensics and its prevention.


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