Banca Popolare di Sondrio Uses Wombat Security Technologies Anti-Phishing Training for Employees and Customers

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Italian Bank expands contract for anti-phishing training

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Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) announces the renewal and expansion of its anti-phishing training solutions with Banca Popolare di Sondrio (BPS), a bank located in Sondrio, Italy. A Wombat customer since 2009, BPS will continue to use Wombat’s highly effective training solution,Anti Phishing Phil, to educate their employees and customers on how to identify fraudulent URLs. BPS has also added Anti Phishing Phyllis, an email security training solution, to further expand their educational efforts with their users and customers.

“Wombat Security Technologies is pleased to have Banca Popolare di Sondrio continue its use of our highly engaging and effective anti-phishing training solutions”, said Norman Sadeh, Chairman of Wombat Security Technologies. “The need to educate users is very important in combating cybercrime. The threats are worldwide and users need to know how to identify these types of attacks and avoid falling for them.”

The aim of the bank is to raise awareness and educate Internet users on how not to fall for phishing attacks. Anti-Phishing Phyllis and Anti-Phishing Phil are interactive software-based training games that teach employees and customers how to avoid falling victim to phishing attacks. Anti-Phishing Phyllis teaches how to recognize phishing traps indicative of fraudulent emails and Anti-Phishing Phil teaches how to identify phishing URLs. Both games come with extensive collections of legitimate and fraudulent emails and URLs, so users can train multiple times without seeing the same messages and URLs. Both games are also easy to deploy and are SCORM and 508 compliant.

"We often learn about fraud through promises of easy money and amazing wins, driving people to provide confidential information, thus leading to identify theft. The same attention should be paid in everyday life. Anti-Phishing Phil and Phyllis provide precious instructions for responsible use of the Internet,” said Marco Tempra, Innovation Manager of Banca Popolare di Sondrio.

Anti-Phishing Phil and Anti-Phishing Phyllis come with extensive reporting and analysis for security officers and IT personnel. The reporting tracks user responses and identifies email traps and fraudulent URL addresses that users are susceptible to. Where traditional training methods have failed, Wombat’s unique interactive approach based on learning science principles and engaging training formats has proven to be more effective in the user’s ability to retain training information.

About Wombat Security Technologies
With millions of users across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies provides the most comprehensive and effective suite of anti-phishing training and assessment products available on the market today. Wombat is also a global leader in cyber security awareness training. Wombat’s dedicated anti-phishing filtering solutions 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 and healthcare to name just a few.
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