Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011
With phishing attacks continuing to make it past their email filters and traditional cyber security training failing to make a difference, a growing number of organizations are turning to Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) for help. As organizations assess their vulnerability to cyber security attacks, they are finding that the “Human Side” of security is one of the most critical factors in protecting their organizations from outside threats. Wombat’s innovative suite of cyber security training solutions builds on learning science principles to create unique teachable moments that have been shown to dramatically reduce the chance of users falling for phishing and related attacks. This week, Wombat announced it has added three large organizations to its already impressive roster of customers.
“We are seeing a dramatic increase in the use of social engineering through emails that trick users into opening malicious attachments, providing confidential information or clicking on a link to a malicious website. End users need to be better trained in spotting these types of attacks and avoid falling prey,” said Dr. Norman Sadeh, Co-Founder and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.
The addition of these new customers demonstrates the significant value that Wombat provides across a wide range of industries. The privacy and security demands of Healthcare, Telecommunications and Education call for the most effective cyber security training and assessment tools to ensure the integrity of each organizations network and data. Wombat’s unique training solutions, which cover a growing range of threats, are packaged in the form of short and interactive sessions that focus on teaching users practical strategies to defend themselves. Results published in prominent scientific journals such as Scientific American attest to the effectiveness of Wombat’s solutions in dramatically boosting workforce readiness.
With thousands of employees, Wombat’s customers needed a comprehensive solution and efficient process to quickly assess and train their employees on how to avoid phishing and related attacks. In each case, the new customers chose Wombat’s PhishGuru simulation and assessment software as well as Wombat’s interactive training games to tackle their employee assessment and training needs. PhishGuru is a software-as-a-service tool that enables IT administrators to assess and train employees by crafting and launching mock phishing campaigns. Users who fall for the mock campaign, for instance by clicking on a link in a simulated phishing email in their inbox, are redirected to training content that in a few minutes teaches them how to not fall for similar attacks in the future.
“By leveraging learning science principles, our training products have been shown to significantly reduce the number of users who fall for attacks, while also increasing knowledge retention," said Sadeh.
About Wombat Security Technologies
With millions of users across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies is a global leader in cyber security training and filtering technologies. Wombat’s products include the most comprehensive and effective suite of anti-phishing training products available today, covering the many different facets of phishing and related attacks launched on employees and customers today. Wombat’s dedicated anti-phishing filtering solutions have been shown to consistently best the most popular anti-spam filters when it comes to catching insidious spear phishing attacks, including zero-hour attacks. Wombat’s products have been licensed for use in sectors as diverse as finance, government, insurance and healthcare to name just a few.
For more information, visit: http://www.wombatsecurity.com Contact: press(at)wombatsecurity(dot)com
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