Wombat Press Releases

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Wombat Press Releases

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2018Quarter Four

October 11, 2018

Global Cybersecurity Awareness Survey Reveals 33 Percent of U.S. Respondents Have Experienced Identity Theft, More than Twice the Global Average

Thousands of U.S., Australian, French, German, Italian, and UK consumers reuse passwords, leave home Wi-Fi networks unprotected, and have limited cybersecurity...

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2018Quarter Three

September 5, 2018

Proofpoint Launches Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response Solution to Automate End User-Reported Phishing Remediation

Cybersecurity leader reduces threat triage time of end user-reported malicious emails from days to minutes Sunnyvale, Calif.—September 5, 2018 – Proofpoint, Inc.,...

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2018Quarter Two

May 21, 2018

Wombat Security Launches Second GDPR Training Module to Improve Employee Understanding of Secure Data Handling

Interactive training module designed to increase end-user understanding of regulations on handling the personal data of EU residents through detailed, actionable items.

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April 24, 2018

Wombat Security’s Beyond the Phish® Report Shows That Protecting Confidential Information Remains No. 1 Problem Area for End Users

End users show good understanding of how to avoid ransomware attacks but lack understanding of data protection techniques, including those mandated by the GDPR. ...

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April 19, 2018

Wombat Security Named Best IT Security-Related Training Program at 2018 SC Awards

Wombat recognized for its portfolio of memorable and effective security awareness training programs. SAN FRANCISCO – April 19, 2018 – Wombat Security (Wombat), a...

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2018Quarter One

March 27, 2018

Wombat Security Introduces New Insider Threat Training Modules

Series of three interactive mini-modules enable organizations to combat both malicious and unintentional insider threats using engaging branching approach PITTSBURGH,...

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March 1, 2018

Proofpoint Completes the Acquisition of Wombat Security

An industry-first combination of advanced threat protection capabilities with real-time phishing simulation and cybersecurity awareness and training Sunnyvale,...

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February 21, 2018

Wombat Security Announces Industry-First Configurable Password Policy Module

Wombat continues its unique vision of delivering dynamic cybersecurity training content while preserving the application of proven Learning Science Principles ...

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2017Quarter Four

December 19, 2017

Wombat Security Reveals Top Security Predictions for 2018

Wombat predicts phishing will continue to be a key point of entry for attackers Pittsburgh, PA – December 19, 2017 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading...

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December 1, 2017

PhishMe Inc. and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. Announce Settlement of Patent Dispute

LEESBURG, Virginia and PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, December 1, 2017 – PhishMe Inc. and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.  announced today that they have settled their...

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November 14, 2017

Wombat Security Repeatedly Recognized for Its Growth, Vision, and Service in the Security Awareness and Training Market

Wombat surpasses 2,000 enterprise customers, achieves 840% growth, and ranks #135 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500​ Pittsburgh, PA – November 14, 2017 – Wombat...

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2017Quarter Three

September 27, 2017

Wombat Security Grows User Conference, Launches Free Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

More than 200 current and prospective customers come together at Wombat Wisdom as the industry prepares for global Cyber Security Awareness Month PITTSBURGH, September...

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September 19, 2017

Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security Reveals the No. 1 Problem Area for End-Users is Protecting Confidential Information

Industry specific results illustrate business implications and highlight knowledge deficiencies in end-user cybersecurity knowledge PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2017 - Wombat...

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September 13, 2017

Wombat Security Reveals Product Updates to Provide Most Advanced and Effective Training Solution for Recognizing and Avoiding Cyber Attacks

Comprehensive additions include new training content and localized translations to advanced reporting features and end user phishing reporting features, and a new user...

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2017Quarter Two

June 18, 2017

Wombat Security Releases Securing Your Email – Fundamental Anti-Phishing Training Series

New mini-modules expand Wombat’s industry-leading training library targeting key phishing threat vectors PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2017 – Wombat Security...

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June 13, 2017

Wombat Study Reveals Personal Security Habits of 2,000 US, UK Workers

‘User Risk Report’ finds distinct differences in personal security habits and vulnerabilities among international respondents PITTSBURGH, JUNE 13, 2017 – Wombat Security...

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May 23, 2017

Wombat Security Launches GDPR Learning Module to Improve Employee Awareness and Secure Data Handling

Highly interactive training module designed to drive behavioural change and ease compliance efforts LONDON, MAY 23, 2017 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the...

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2017Quarter One

March 9, 2017

Wombat Security to Debut Expanded Awareness Video Campaigns at SXSW

Following Successful Launch, Wombat Moves Quickly to Add Additional Themes to Awareness Video Campaigns to Help Organizations Keep Security Top of Mind for End Users ...

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February 21, 2017

Wombat Security Technologies Expands Healthcare Security Awareness Training Program, Launching at HIMSS17 in Orlando

U.S. focused program updated to include short, on-demand education on protecting against ransomware to fit the busy schedules of healthcare staff. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 21,...

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February 7, 2017

Wombat Security Expands Security Awareness Materials Portfolio to Include Awareness Video Campaigns in Direct Response to Customer Feedback

New Awareness Video Campaigns keeps security top of mind for enterprise employees. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2017 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider...

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2016Quarter Four

November 21, 2016

Wombat Security Technologies Selected as SC Media 2017 Professional Award Finalist

Wombat named a finalist in the SC Awards 2017 for exemplary professional leadership in cybersecurity. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2016 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat),...

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November 16, 2016

Wombat Security Technologies Ranked Number 144 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500™

Attributes 602% revenue growth to a greater need for effective security training programs in a landscape where corporate breaches are a daily occurrence. PITTSBURGH, PA...

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November 4, 2016

Wombat Security Positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute PITTSBURGH, PA - November 4, 2016 - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider...

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2016Quarter Three

September 20, 2016

Wombat Security Dynamic Reporting Enables Detailed Data Visualization and Gamification of Security Awareness Training Programs for End Users

New Leaderboard report provides deeper insight into user performance to further motivate employees to participate in security education PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2016 -...

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September 13, 2016

Cyber Security Awareness Report from Wombat Security Reveals Knowledge Gaps that Pose Major Enterprise End-User Security Risks

Social media and remote working topics least understood and healthcare, telecommunications, retail and transportation industries struggle the most. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13,...

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September 1, 2016

Wombat Security Announces Mobile-Responsive, 508 Compliant Modules to Increase Training Flexibility and Accessibility for End Users

New interactive mini-modules focused on ransomware, and USB device safety address rising organizational threats PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13, 2016 - Wombat Security Technologies...

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2016Quarter Two

June 15, 2016

Wombat Security Launches Security Essentials for Executives Training Module

New role-based training designed to educate leaders and decision makers Pittsburgh, PA – June 15, 2016 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of...

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June 14, 2016

Wombat Security Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Pittsburgh, PA – June 10, 2016 – Wombat Security Technologies (“Wombat”), the leading provider of SaaS-based cyber security awareness and training solutions, today...

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2016Quarter One

March 29, 2016

Wombat Security Launches Healthcare Security Awareness and Training Program for Healthcare Industry as Data Breach Threat Escalates

Program designed to help healthcare companies assess and manage growing security risk, protect critical patient data Pittsburgh, PA – March 29, 2016 – Wombat Security...

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March 15, 2016

Wombat Security Announces Three-Year Annual Growth Rate Greater than 900% in Exploding Security Awareness and Training Industry

Company boasts over 1,000 enterprise customers and over 100% growth in revenue and headcount in 2015. Company completes integration with ThreatSim to create market...

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February 16, 2016

Wombat Security Launches PhishAlarm Analyzer

New solution uses machine learning to recognize phishing attacks allowing security response teams to remediate reported attacks efficiently Pittsburgh, PA – February 16,...

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2015Quarter Four

November 17, 2015

Wombat Security Ranks 104th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™

Company Attributes 849% Growth to Growing Demand for Security Awareness Training as Cyber Threat Levels Rise Wombat is Fastest Growing Company in Pennsylvania, According...

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October 28, 2015

Wombat Security Announces Enhanced CyberStrength Assessment Solution to Assess Security Knowledge across all Threat Areas

New solution automates and streamlines process for administrators to assess employee knowledge on key security concerns covering all threat vectors Pittsburgh, PA –...

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October 14, 2015

Wombat Security Announces the Acquisition of ThreatSim; Extends Leadership in Security Awareness and Training Market

The combined organization provides security officers with the most comprehensive and effective security awareness and training solution, which provides actionable...

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2015Quarter Three

September 14, 2015

Wombat Security to Host Inaugural “Wisdom” User Conference

Ponemon Institute founder to present new findings on the cost of a data breach and economic impact of continuous security training Pittsburgh, PA – September 15, 2015 – ...

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August 26, 2015

New Research from Ponemon Institute and Wombat Security Finds Security Education Saves Companies Millions of Dollars Annually

Majority of Phishing Costs are due to Loss of Employee Productivity and Uncontained Credential Compromises Wombat Employee Training Improves Phishing Defense by 64%,...

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August 17, 2015

Wombat Security Announces New Feature to Reinforce Secure Employee Behavior against Phishing

Wombat’s New PhishAlarm enables employees to immediately report suspected phishing emails Pittsburgh, PA—Aug. 18—Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today...

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2015Quarter Two

June 2, 2015

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Recognizes Wombat Security Technologies as Governor’s ImPAct Award Winner

Pittsburgh, PA – June 2, 2015- Wombat Security Technologies(Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security awareness and training solutions, today announced its May 21st

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May 5, 2015

Wombat Security Lands Multiple Industry Awards and Accolades

Accolades Include Winner of Multiple Info Security Products Guide Awards, Winner of Cyber Defense Magazine Innovator Award, Finalists in Multiple Award Programs and...

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April 23, 2015

Wombat Security President and CEO Joe Ferrara Featured Speaker at Interop Las Vegas 2015 and the Dark Reading Cyber Security Crash Course at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Joe Ferrara, President & CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, to Present Social Engineering: Lessons from the Real World Pittsburgh, PA – April 23, 2015 - Wombat...

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2015Quarter One

March 31, 2015

Wombat Security Technologies Unveils New Security Awareness and Training Modules to Help Protect Companies Against Advanced Cyber Threats

Wombat’s New Security Essentials and Mobile Device Training Modules as well as all Training Modules are Now Available in Russian and Dutch Pittsburgh, PA – March 31, 2015

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March 10, 2015

Wombat Security Helps Global Engineering Services Company Lower Malware Infections by 42%

Wombat is enabling the large organization to reduce its susceptibility to cyber security attacks, saving hundreds of hours in remediation time Pittsburgh, PA – March 10,...

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March 3, 2015

Wombat Security Technologies Named Finalist in Two Categories for Coveted Info Security Product Guide's 11th Annual 2015 Global Excellence Awards

Wombat’s Uniquely Effective Security Awareness Training Solution are Key to Changing Employee Behavior In the Face of Increasing Cyber Attacks Pittsburgh, PA – March 3,...

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2014Quarter Four

December 9, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies Enabled a Global Manufacturing Company to Reduce Malware Infections by 46%

Wombat’s Security Education Platform is changing employee behaviors, reducing infections, and lowering remediation costs Pittsburgh, PA –Dec. 9, 2014– Wombat Security...

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October 22, 2014

Gartner Positions Wombat Security as “Leader” in Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors

Pittsburgh, PA – October 22, 2014 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security awareness and training solutions, today announced...

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October 7, 2014

Want to Spend 76% Less on Security Incidents? Train Your Employees

Want to Spend 76% Less on Security Incidents? Train Your Employees Pittsburgh, PA – October 7, 2014 – Companies that train their employees about cyber security best...

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2014Quarter Three

September 23, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies New Platform Upgrades Address CSO's Needs for Fully Integrated and Effective Security Awareness and Training Tools

Industry’s first integration of mock cyber security attacks with interactive training modules cuts training costs and improves employee behavior modification success...

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September 10, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies Unveils Industry's First Integrated Anti-phishing Assessment and Education Solution to Combat Sharp Increase in Cyber Security Attacks

Wombat is the first and only security training provider to automatically create in-depth training assignments for employees who fall for simulated phishing attacks ...

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August 12, 2014

New Industry Case Study Shows how a Northeastern College Reduced Successful Phishing Attacks

Leveraging Wombat’s Security Education solution, the college registered a 90% reduction in successful phishing attacks Pittsburgh, PA –Aug 12, 2014– Wombat Security...

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2014Quarter Two

June 18, 2014

Wombat will Jointly Present with Dell SecureWorks on Effective Ways for Companies to Defend against Social Engineering Attacks

Joe Ferrara, CEO of Wombat Security Technologies and Tom Sammel, Interim Director of Incident Response, Dell SecureWorks to Jointly Present at the Gartner Security &...

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June 3, 2014

Wombat Security’s Mock Phishing Attack Service is Keeping Companies Off the Hook by Quickly Reducing Susceptibility of Employees to Attack

Advancements to Wombat’s PhishGuru Product is Motivating Employees to Change Behavior, Lowering Susceptibility to Cyber Threats as much as 70% in One Month Pittsburgh,...

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May 15, 2014

EY announces Wombat Security Technologies President and CEO Joe Ferrara is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Pittsburgh, PA – May 15, 2014 – EY today announced that Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The...

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2014Quarter One

March 25, 2014

Wombat Security Adds Security Awareness Materials to Provide One Stop Shopping for Cyber Security Education

Wombat’s continuous security awareness and education solution now includes awareness materials, a library of assessments, interactive training modules, and reports...

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March 11, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies Wins Multiple Industry Awards and Accolades in Security Awareness and Training Market

Wombat is Gold Winner of Information Security Product’s Guide “Tomorrow’s Technology Today,” Bronze Winner of Information Security Product’s Guide “New Product Award.” ...

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February 11, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies Adds Automation to Security Awareness and Training to Significantly Improve Employee Response to Potential Cyber Attacks

Automating security education programs rapidly increases employee participation in security education and results in behavior change. Pittsburgh, PA – February 11, 2014– 

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2013Quarter Four

November 14, 2013

Bishop Technologies and Wombat Security Collaborate to Bolster Client Info Security Programs with Effective Education for Employees

ELGIN, Illinois (November 14, 2013) --  Bishop Technologies, a full service provider of information security, governance and data migration solutions, today announced...

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November 12, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Discusses Social Engineering “Capture the Flag” Results Proving Security Awareness and Training Neglect

DEF CON 21 SECTF report shows security education is sorely lacking, as companies are still highly vulnerable to social engineering Pittsburgh, PA, November 12, 2013 –...

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2013Quarter Three

September 24, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Unveils CyberStrength, a First of its Kind Security Awareness Assessment Solution that Helps Companies Measure Employee Vulnerability to Cyber Security Attacks

CyberStrength enables security officers to easily evaluate employee knowledge of cyber security threats and create an efficient plan for mitigating risk Pittsburgh, PA,...

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August 20, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Launches Security Awareness Training Module for HIPAA Omnibus Compliance Mandates

Wombat Now Offering New Training Module for Protected Health Information (PHI), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Health Information...

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August 6, 2013

RSA and Wombat Security Collaborate to Help Organizations Educate Users about Threats to Enterprise Security

RSA to offer Wombat's award-winning security training platform to clients as part of global security consulting engagements Pittsburgh, PA – August 6, 2013 – Wombat...

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2013Quarter Two

June 25, 2013

Cyber Security Experts Find that an Average of 33% of Fortune 500 Corporate Executives are Falling for Phishing Attacks

Wombat Security Technologies Offers Tips to Keep your Company's CEO Off the Hook Pittsburgh, PA – June 25, 2013 – Is your CEO putting your company at risk? It's the...

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May 14, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Named as 2013 "Hot Company" Winner in Network Products Guide 8th Annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

Wombat Wins Coveted Award in Recognition of its Industry Leadership in Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Market Pittsburgh, PA – May 14, 2013 – Wombat...

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April 23, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Extends its Leadership in the Security Awareness Training Market with Product Innovations, Record Sales Growth and New Executive Appointment

Anti-phishing and cyber security awareness leader launches industry-first products, adds marquis companies to growing customer list and adds customer service veteran ...

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2013Quarter One

March 26, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. names Molly Bissell, Vice President of Customer Service and Operations

Bissell brings decades of expertise helping technology companies manage their global customer experiences Pittsburgh, PA – March 26, 2013 –  Wombat Security...

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February 19, 2013

Wombat Launches SmishGuru to Protect Today's BYOD Workforce against Text Message Phishing Attacks

Wombat’s newest Social Engineering Assessment is the first to change employee response to cyber attacks by simulating popular “smishing” attacks to proactively train...

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January 29, 2013

Wombat Security Technologies Honors "Data Privacy Day" with Five Key Security Tips

“Data Privacy Day” Champion Wombat Security offers these practical tips to help people protect their identity and valuable data Pittsburgh, PA – Jan 29, 2013 – As a...

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2012Quarter Four

December 12, 2012

First Ever Comprehensive Evaluation of Major Anti-Spam Filters Highlights the Importance of PhishPatrol, Wombat Security’s Dedicated Anti-Phishing Email Filter

With the rise of increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks, companies should reinforce their email security installations. Pittsburgh, PA – December 4, 2012 – Virus...

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December 11, 2012

New Report by Internet Security Advisors Group and Wombat Security, Aims to Help Companies Create More Effective Security Awareness and Training Programs

Information security pros open up about employee education challenges and share how to overcome them. Pittsburgh, PA – December 11, 2012 – Wombat Security Technologies...

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November 13, 2012

New Compliance Training Series from Wombat Security Helps Companies Address PCI Awareness Training Requirements and Reduce Risk

In a year the PCI Council calls “Worst Ever” for security breaches, Wombat’s proven approach to training helps businesses change employee behaviors and validate...

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2012Quarter Three

September 11, 2012

The Latest Version of Wombat’s Security Training Platform gives Security Officers the Educational Tools to Improve Employee Response to Cyber-Attack

"Latest SC Magazine Review says “have never seen a more creative and effective approach to information security training” Pittsburgh, PA – September 11th, 2012 –Wombat...

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August 27, 2012

Wombat Security Technologies Named as Finalist in the 4th Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards for IT Training and Education Innovations

The award program eThe award program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, and innovations from every major industncompasses...

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August 20, 2012

Wombat Security Technologies to Host Second Free Webinar in Popular Security Awareness and Training Series

Rebecca Herold, renowned information security author and instructor, to share her expertise on developing measurable security awareness and training programs. ...

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2012Quarter Two

June 6, 2012

Wombat Unveils PhishGuru 3.0 and wins PC Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” for Anti-Phishing products

Newest PhishGuru release greatly expands the customizable features and is an integral part of the most effective and comprehensive anti-phishing employee education suite...

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May 22, 2012

Wombat Introduces New Release of PhishPatrol, its Industry-Leading Anti-Phishing Email Filter

PhishPatrol detects many of the costly “spear phishing” attacks which are often missed by leading anti-virus and anti-spam filters Pittsburgh, PA – May 22, 2012  – ...

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May 1, 2012

Wombat Releases Security Beyond the Office Software Training Module to Help Businesses Safeguard Data 24x7

Wombat’s Newest Security Awareness Training Module is a Powerful Tool to Combat Security Breaches Caused by Employees Pittsburgh, PA – May 1, 2012 –  Wombat Security...

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2012Quarter One

March 13, 2012

Wombat Security Technologies Offers Tips to Keep Online Users Off the Hook During Tax Season

Pittsburgh, PA – March 13, 2012 –  Many people respond with fear when receiving any communication from the Internal Revenue Service, which is making many online users...

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March 6, 2012

Wombat Security Technologies' Security Training Platform Receives Global Excellence Award

Wombat’s Platform Wins Coveted Award in Recognition of its Proven Ability to Dramatically Reduce Employee Susceptibility to Cyber Security Attacks PITTSBURGH, PA – March...

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January 31, 2012

Del Monte Foods Selects Wombat Security Technologies’ Security Training Platform

Del Monte joins select group of customers co-developing Wombat’s rapidly- expanding suite of cyber security training modules Pittsburgh, PA – January 31, 2012 –Wombat...

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