Our Company

Wombat Security, a division of Proofpoint, provides SaaS-based information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.

Our Company

Wombat Security, a division of Proofpoint, provides SaaS-based information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.

History

Wombat was born from research at the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Our company was founded in June 2008 by Drs. Norman Sadeh, Jason Hong, and Lorrie Cranor — all faculty members at the CMU School of Computer Science.

While at CMU, our cofounders led the largest national research project on combating phishing attacks. Their goal was to address the human element in cybersecurity and develop novel, more effective anti-phishing filtering solutions.

This project, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, yielded a uniquely effective suite of cybersecurity software training and filtering technologies. These technologies provided the foundation for our Security Education Platform and our unique Continuous Training Methodology.

Today

Recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America, we are headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and have offices in Denver, CO and London, UK — as well as global network of partner organizations. In March 2018, Wombat was acquired by Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity company.

Today, we are helping Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance, technology, banking, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses. Our Security Education Platform includes integrated knowledge assessments, a library of simulated attacks, and interactive training modules, which have been proven to reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections by up to 90%.

Meet the Team

Wombat offers a fun, dynamic, and collaborative work environment, and was recently named one of Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Workplace Dynamics. Our employees enjoy that they are helping people everywhere learn how to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Leadership Bios

Wombat Security: A Leading Behavior-Change Company

Continuous Training Methodology based on proven Learning Science Principles

Founded in 2008 based on research at Carnegie Mellon University

A leader for four consecutive years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Global customer base, including many Fortune 500 companies

Wombat Security: A Leading Behavior-Change Company

Continuous Training Methodology based on proven Learning Science Principles

Founded in 2008 based on research at Carnegie Mellon University

A leader for four consecutive years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Global customer base, including many Fortune 500 companies

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“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. The product itself is constantly evolving, and there’s always something new to offer our colleagues by way of education.”

Lesley Marjoribanks, Customer & Colleague Security Awareness Manager | Royal Bank of Scotland

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