Wombat Security Technologies Introduces New Employee Training To Counter Email Security Threats

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Company’s latest training software works to secure the end user against phishing and other email attacks.

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Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) announces the latest addition to its Cyber Security training portfolio, Email Security. Wombat’s Email Security training teaches employees how to detect and avoid email-based security attacks, including phishing, malware, Trojan programs, and vishing traps.

“We continue to see hackers and criminals using social engineering tactics through emails to gain access to corporate networks and personal computers. They trick users into giving up account information and passwords or get them to download infected attachments. This allows criminals to gain access to valuable company information and customer data,” says Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.

With the recent highly publicized security attacks, there is an increasing need to focus the industry’s attention and energy on securing the human element, the end user. Spear-phishing attacks are on the rise, targeting a specific individual or group with the intent of tricking the end user into divulging sensitive information, clicking on a compromised link, or opening an infected attachment. For an organization to protect itself, it must secure its employees. A well-informed and well-trained employee creates a stronger defense against cyber security attacks. 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 enhancing the user’s ability to retain training information.

Email Security builds on the success of Wombat’s highly effective interactive cyber security programs. Users are engaged in a realistic email environment that teaches them how to identify and avoid traps in fraudulent emails. Security traps covered include malicious links and attachments, fake phone numbers and logos, “respond-to” emails asking for sensitive information and much more. In just under 10 minutes, employees navigate through a series of interactive emails where they are given immediate feedback and training based on their responses. Email Security comes with extensive reporting and analysis for security officers and IT personnel to identify organizational weaknesses and specific traps that their organization is more susceptible to. The new training module is easy to deploy and can be customized to reflect the types of phishing attacks an organization’s employees are most likely to receive. Email Security is also SCORM and 508 compliant.

“Wombat’s training solutions have been proven to be more effective in increasing a user’s ability to learn and retain the information that is presented for longer periods,” said Ferrara. “Give us 10 minutes and we can significantly reduce your employee’s susceptibility to phishing threats.”

About Wombat Security Technologies
With millions of users across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies is a global leader in cyber security awareness training. Wombat’s products include the most comprehensive and effective suite of anti-phishing training and assessment products available in the market place today. 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.

To learn more about Email Security training please visit http://www.wombatsecurity.com/EmailSecurity
For more information, visit: http://www.wombatsecurity.com
Contact: press(at)wombatsecurity(dot)com

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Ralph Massaro
Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
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