Wombat Security
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Founded:
2008
Company Size:
51-200 employees
Company Type:
Private
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA; USA
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At Wombat Security, our mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help your employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviors to strengthen your organization’s security posture. Our Continuous T ...
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Connecting the Dots: The Human Factor and the Cost of Cybercrime
The recently published 2017 Cost of Cyber Crime Study from Ponemon Institute and Accenture delivered some sobering statistics: Organizations pay an average annualized cost of $11.7 million* to deal with cybercrime (up 23% from the prior year). Organizations are dealing with an average of 130 successful security breaches each year (an uptick of 27% year over year) The average cost of cybercrime has risen by 62% since 2013.
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Is Conventional Wisdom Weakening Your Passwords?
You’re setting up a new online account and need to create a new password, so you think of a word you can remember, capitalize the first letter, add some digits and end with an exclamation point. The password is 12 characters long, and includes numerals, symbols, and upper- and lowercase letters. It’s probably a strong password, right?
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Simulated Attacks: Keeping Your Phishing Statistics Honest
As pioneers in the development of simulated phishing attacks, we naturally recommend using these assessment tools as foundational components of security awareness training programs. But just as we believe there is more to successful security education than phishing tests, we feel there is more to measuring program success than tracking end-user click rates. And that’s for one simple reason: these metrics don’t provide a full view into your organization’s susceptibili ...
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GDPR, PSD2, and NIS: The Role of Security Awareness Training
There has been a lot of talk about pending GDPR requirements and the penalties associated with non-compliance, but GDPR is not the only EU cybersecurity legistlation that will be affecting organizations in the near future. Alan Levine, a former Fortune 500 CISO and current Security Advisor to Wombat, spoke to Wombat Wisdom Conference attendees last month about the GDPR and two other regulations — PSD2 and the NIS Directive — and discussed the role he believes employee secu ...
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Register for a Free Cyber Security Awareness Month Toolkit
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month around the globe, and it’s not too late to seize this opportunity to raise awareness among employees at your organization. To support the efforts of infosec professionals, we have developed a free, easy-to-use program called Best Behavior Bingo.
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Security Awareness Training Data Is Great…But Wisdom Is Better
The amount of data tracked throughout every aspect of our lives is ever increasing, as are the opportunities to track even more data.  Whether as a customer, a contributor for your organization, an investor, or even a parent, there is an enormous framework to grow our knowledge and understand the impacts we impose on others and experience ourselves.  However, in cybersecurity awareness training (as in life) data alone is not the rationale that drives decisions, defines succe ...
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2017 Beyond the Phish Report Reveals End-User Strengths, Weaknesses
Infosec professionals who are seeking industry- and category-specific data points that illustrate business implications and highlight knowledge deficiencies in end-user cybersecurity knowledge, take note: our 2017 Beyond the Phish Report™ is now available for download.
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RBS Security Awareness Manager Shares Lessons Learned at Wombat Wisdom
At our third annual Wombat Wisdom Conference last week in Pittsburgh, PA, attendees had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Lesley Marjoribanks, Security Awareness Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She shared some valuable lessons learned in the planning and rollout of the security awareness training initiatives delivered to RBS end users. In the event that you were unable to join us, here are some of the pieces of advice she had to offer:
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Update: Advanced Anti-Phishing Training Series, Platform Enhancements
We are excited to announce a new series of product updates that are designed to help our customers deliver advanced, effective security awareness training programs that will help their end users recognize and avoid cyberattacks. These enhancements to our Security Education Platform include a new anti-phishing training series and localized translations, advanced reporting features, updates to our PhishAlarm® product, and a new user interface.
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The Latest in Phishing: September 2017
We bring you the latest in phishing statistics and attacks from the wild.

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