Wombat Security
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About Us
Founded:
2008
Company Size:
51-200 employees
Company Type:
Private
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA; USA
Website:
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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The Rising Threat of Ransomware
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Scrap Learning: Why All Security Awareness Training is Not Equally Effective
While end-user training for secure behaviors has experienced an uptick in interest and legitimacy versus technical-only solutions among CISOs in recent years, not all security awareness training is created equal.
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WannaCry, NotPetya, and the Evolution of Ransomware
In the past few months, we’ve seen what will likely mark a pivot point in the evolution of ransomware and how it’s being deployed.
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BT/KPMG Paper Calls on Business Leaders to Build a Culture of Security
There are members of the infosec community who continue to call for a technical-only solution to phishing prevention, one that cuts end users out of the equation entirely. And there likely always will be individuals seeking this Holy Grail. While we certainly can’t see into the future, we do know this: We fully expect technological advances to help with phishing, much like spam filters, sandboxing, and other technologies have over the years. But the trickle-down time and lag in ...
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Black Hat 2017 Takeaways: Treating the Root of End-User Risk
Last week, I got to spend time with many other members of the security community at Black Hat USA 2017. Despite being in the infosec space for the past ten years, this was my first time attending the event, and I was impressed with the breadth of topics covered. None too surprising, I found a lot of interesting talks in the “Human Factors” track, but it was refreshing to see how broadly this community is looking at security. Though future blog posts will dig into addition ...
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Business Email Compromise: Prevent Wire Transfer Fraud & W-2 Phishing
Though business email compromise (BEC) phishing attacks continue to plague organizations worldwide, many end users still don't fully appreciate the danger. Employees are not aware of how sophisticated these targeted social engineering attacks can be, the very real threat they pose to their personal reputations, and the impact they can have on their organizations. 
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New Anti-Phishing Training Series Provides Targeted End-User Education
We are excited to annouce the release of our new Securing Your Email – Fundamental anti-phishing training series. This latest addition to our library of more than 25 security awareness training modules targets fundamental cybersecurity best practices surrounding three key phishing threat vectors: malicious links, infected attachments, and requests for login credentials and other sensitive information. The Securing Your Email – Fundamental series expand ...
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Phishing, Social Engineering Are Top Concerns for Black Hat Attendees
Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas on July 22, and this show attracts some of the savviest information security professionals in the world. Earlier this month, Black Hat organizers released the results of its third annual attendee survey in its Portrait of an Imminent Cybersecurity Threat report. Below, we highlight some of the key findings in this year's report and compare the results to those revealed by the 2016 survey. 
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Short on Security Awareness Training Staff? Try Our Managed Services.
Even with healthy security budgets, infosec teams can find themselves short on resources. Countless studies and articles have noted that good IT talent is hard to find, which means that security teams are still having to do more with less. And even those organizations that are not experiencing a personnel crunch could still be feeling the pinch on the cybersecurity education side. After all, staff members who are highly skilled at managing technical resources often lack the experience ...
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Register for the Wombat Wisdom Security Awareness Training Conference
Join us in our hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on September 13 and 14 for the third annual Wombat Wisdom Conference. This event brings together some of the brightest minds in security to share ideas and actionable concepts around the continuous improvement of security awareness and training programs. This year’s conference is again open to Wombat customers and non-customers alike. Last year, our audience of more than 150 security awareness practitioners gave our content high marks, ...
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Ransomware Roundup: July 2017
We bring you the latest in ransomware statistics and attacks from the wild.

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