Wombat Security Technologies Unveils its "Security Training Platform," a Cyber Security Awareness and Training Solution Designed to Dramatically Reduce Employee Susceptibility

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To Demonstrate the Value of its Offering, Wombat is offering a Free Promotion of PhishGuru™, A Key Component of New Platform

"Training employees on how to recognize and avoid advanced persistent threats caused by phishing, social media scams, should be an essential component to every CSO's cyber security strategy," said Eric Ogren, principal analyst of the Ogren Group.

Wombat Security Technologies(Wombat), today announced the release of its new patent-pending comprehensive training platform, called the Security Training Platform. The platform builds on Wombat’s unique approach to effective cyber security training, which relies on proven technology and learning techniques. It is purpose-built to train large groups of people to reduce their susceptibility to cyber security attacks. Wombat’s platform builds upon its popular PhishGuru phishing simulation service and existing interactive training modules to deliver a comprehensive training platform that can reduce the susceptibility of an employee falling for online attacks by up to 70%. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the platform, and in support of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Wombat is offering free phishing simulation assessments to new customers that contact the Company before November 15, 2011.

"Training employees on how to recognize and avoid advanced persistent threats caused by phishing, social media scams, and other attack vectors should be an essential component to every CSO's cyber security strategy," said Eric Ogren, principal analyst of the Ogren Group. "Not only does effective training make the business more resistant to attacks, but it also arms users with skills that will benefit them when they are outside of the workplace."

“Our Security Training Platform provides all of the tools an organization needs to effectively assess susceptibility to threats while simultaneously providing targeted training to the people who need it most,” said Joe Ferrara, president and CEO, Wombat Security Technologies. “Customers who have followed Wombat’s training methodology have reduced their susceptibility to attacks up to 70%. We encourage businesses to take advantage of our promotion so they can see the dramatic impact effective cyber security training can have on an organization’s security posture.”

Wombat’s Security Training Platform incorporates simulated attacks, interactive training content, administrative capabilities, powerful reporting and analytics into one easy to use system. It provides security officers and IT professionals all the tools they need to improve the behavior of their organization. The Platform includes the following cyber security training elements:

Interactive Training Modules
o    Social Networking –verify “friends”, avoid scams and understand privacy issues
o    Password Management –create and remember strong passwords
o    Email Security – spot fake links and malicious attachments in fraudulent emails
o    Malicious URL Training – identify legitimate and fraudulent URLs
o    Phishing and Social Engineering – distinguish real offers from email traps to collect personal information
Email Attack Simulation – service to send customizable phishing emails to employees to assess their susceptibility to attack
Reporting and Business Intelligence – analytical data enables administrators to identify vulnerable groups of people so that specific training can be recommended based upon attack simulation findings.

Wombat’s Unique Approach: Learning Science Principles Combined with User Engagement

Built on Learning Science Principles, Wombat’s interactive online training approach engages users in a much more impactful manner compared to other methods. Training is provided in brief and engaging modules delivering immediate feedback and reinforcement. Wombat creates teachable moments when users are more receptive to training and retain more knowledge. Robust reporting and analytics provide security officers and other stakeholders with an immediate snapshot of how people are responding to training so they can provide targeted training to those users that need it most.

Evolving from a depth of cyber security research at renowned Carnegie Mellon University, Wombat has spent years refining its unique training methods and technologies that eliminate risky online behavior.

Follow these links to learn more about Wombat's Security Training Platform and free PhishGuru promotion.

The criticality of end user training and testing was highlighted at the recent Summit on Advanced and Persistent Threats. According a press release issued by the event organizers, [The] “Attack vector has shifted from technology to people….While user training alone cannot entirely neutralize the threat, training and testing coupled with user restrictions and visibility can give organizations a fighting chance,” said a report released by RSA Security and TechAmerica.

About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat is a pioneer in cyber security awareness training. With customers across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies provides a comprehensive and 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, manufacturing and technology. For more information visit http://www.wombatsecurity.com or email info(at)wombatsecurity(dot)com.


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