Pittsburgh, PA – January 18, 2012 –Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security training solutions, has announced the release of a Smartphone training module to defend against the security risks associated with smartphone use inside and outside the enterprise. Wombat’s Smartphone training module addresses these risks by targeting security’s weakest link, the user. The new module leverages Wombat’s proven learning techniques that engage the user, lengthen information retention and provide measurable change in user behavior.   

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is topping the charts of security’s most pressing  issues in 2012 as CIO’s and other IT managers grapple with how to deal with smartphone usage, as documented in countless studies, articles and blogs such as in Tech Republic entitled Five Security Risks Introduced with Smartphones in the Enterprise.  Wombat’s new Smartphone training module teaches employees how to use their smartphone safely inside and outside of the office, how to use Bluetooth wisely, how to create a safe PIN, how to evaluate and avoid downloading malicious apps, and much more.

“Users are often the weakest link in enterprise security strategy, and defenses have their limits in addressing the problem,” said Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Enterprise Management Associates. “Effective approaches to user awareness can make an important contribution to helping organizations get a leg up on the increasing threats to their business.”

 “Our training captures the attention of CISOs because they know their current training isn’t working, but they don’t know how to make it better,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat.  “We help by offering a uniquely effective approach to teaching users how to avoid cyber threats and simultaneously provide data to show learning results.”

The Smartphone Security training module, already purchased by a large consumer packaged goods company and a chemical distributor, is the newest addition to Wombat’s industry-leading Security Training Platform, which is already licensed to hundreds of thousands of users.

Wombat’s Security Training Platform combines simulated attacks, engaging training modules, plus reporting and analytics all into one comprehensive system to address today’s most pressing cyber security issues.  The cyber security topics addressed in the Security Training Platform include e-mail security, password management, social networking, smartphone vulnerabilities, phishing and social engineering.

About Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat is a pioneer in end user cyber security awareness training and assessments.  With customers across North America, Europe, and Asia, Wombat Security Technologies provides a comprehensive and effective suite of cyber security training and assessment solutions.  Wombat also offers an anti-phishing filter that has been shown to be significantly more effective than the most popular anti-spam filters when it comes to catching phishing attacks, including zero-hour attacks. Wombat’s products have been licensed for use in sectors as diverse as finance, government, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing and technology.  For more information visit www.wombatsecurity.com or contact Lorraine Kauffman-Hall @ 704-882-0443, lhall@attainmarketing.com.