Tim Conneally | August 16, 2011

Wombat updates service that lets you defensively phish your own employees

Rather than provide security alerts when suspicious messages arrive in employee inboxes, Pennsylvania-based Wombat Security Technologies trains employees by actively trying to phish them.

Tuesday, Wombat announced the second version of its PhishGuru anti-phishing training service now extends to mobile devices including iOS and Android-based devices.

PhishGuru is a software-as-a-service that lets administrators create fake phishing emails and malicious attachments or sites, and provides statistics to see who fell for them, and what type of devices and browsers they were using.

"PhishGuru's approach is unique, taking advantage of the teachable moment that occurs when an employee believes they fell for an attack," said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies. "We provide immediate training at that moment when users are most receptive to learning. We also have accounts where over 95% of users that fell for a mock attack voluntarily took additional training when given the opportunity."

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