SC Media US | April 18, 2018

The winners of the 2018 SC Awards Honored in the U.S.

Professional Award
Best IT Security-related Training Program

Winner
Wombat Security Technologies for Wombat Continuous Training Methodology

Cyberthreats never stop, so why should user training? After all, the threats your employees trained for today may evolve by tomorrow.

Wombat Security Technologies certainly doesn't buy into the conventional one-and-done approach. Its Continuous Training Methodology takes a cyclical, multi-faceted approach to teaching best practices, all while emphasizing four points – Assess, Educate, Reinforce and Measure.

The results speak for themselves: Customers who have applied this methodology have reduced the number of successful external phishing attacks and malware infections by as much as 90 percent, with many witnessing a marked improvement in two months or less.

Thanks to Wombat's program, one U.S. utility company experienced a 67 percent reduction in phishing susceptibility, an international manufacturing company saw a 46 percent drop in malware infections, and a northeastern U.S. college observed a 90 percent reduction in successful phishing attacks.

Wombat's research-driven approach leverages Learning Science Principles that help adults better absorb security concepts that they can apply toward their jobs. Users are also privy to a comprehensive library of training resources, including modules that address spear phishing, mobile phishing and ransomware.

Content is typically fun and engaging and helps promote year-round awareness and reinforcement of proper security hygiene. Resources are available in more than 30 languages, and they are kept up to date to reflect the latest market developments such as GDPR.

Additionally, the training program offers advanced reporting features that allow companies to analyze how well the workforce is following recommended security practices.

“We have been using Wombat for over two years now, and one of the reasons we chose to go with them was not just because we felt the product offered more than their competitors technically, but also because the user education experience had the edge with tone, pace and multinational options,” said Lesley Marjoribanks, customer and colleague security awareness manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland. “The product itself is constantly evolving, and there's always something new to offer our colleagues by way of education.”

Wombat currently services more than 2,000 customers across a variety of industry sectors, including finance, manufacturing and professional services.

Find the full list of winners here