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

PITTSBURGH, September 27, 2017 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, held their third annual user conference, Wombat Wisdom, on Sept. 13-14. Current and prospective customers from the US and EU came together to view the company’s upcoming strategic roadmap, preview the free resources for Cyber Security Awareness Month and exchange ideas in the spirit of partnership.

As in prior years, feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Anna Pulver, Information Security Officer at Heartland Financial USA, Inc., said of the conference, “The information at Wombat Wisdom was very hands-on applicable and strategic. This is my second year, and is the best security training conference I've been to.”

Wombat Wisdom Highlights
A productive and successful 2017 conference was enjoyed by more than 200 attendees who had access to two days of sessions and speakers, including the following:

  • In-depth insights from Wombat CEO and President Joe Ferrara; former Fortune 500 CISO and current Wombat Security Advisor Alan Levine; and Lesley Marjoribanks, Security Awareness Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Peer discussions related to ethical phishing behaviors, quantifying risks of phishing, risky behavior escalation, and the foundation of security awareness
  • A keynote by Derek Brink, Vice President and Research Fellow at the Aberdeen Group, provided advice for applying the well-known Balanced Scorecard Framework to the management of information security

“It was wonderful to see an increase in attendees, as well as repeat attendees from years prior. We strengthened our existing relationships and made new ones with passionate and talented security professionals,” said Amy Baker, VP of Marketing. “As our latest Beyond the Phish Report indicates, there are still business-critical best practices that end users are struggling to understand. It is so valuable to hear directly from experienced infosec professionals and work with them to tackle these issues from the top down.”


Free Campaign Resources for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Conference attendees also received a preview of Wombat’s interactive “Best Behavior Bingo” campaign, which infosec professionals can use to easily engage their end users and raise awareness of important cybersecurity topics during Cyber Security Awareness Month this October. Organizations can also use these free resources to share tips and best practices with suppliers, vendors, and other third parties in order to extend cybersecurity further down their supply chain.

Customers and prospects who sign up for the program will have access to the following tools:

  • An interactive, web-based “Best Behavior Bingo” board that encourages users to participate in a range of relevant activities throughout the month
  • Two on-demand webinars (one about phishing basics and another about identity theft protection measures)
  • Informative articles and videos that will help users identify and avoid ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) attacks, tax-related phishing scams, and other potential threats
  • Tips for improving mobile device security, adopting clean desk habits, and securing home WiFi networks
  • Guidance on program implementation for administrators, including email communications and suggestions for engaging employees

In addition, end users will have the opportunity to share advice and tips with their family and friends, which is a request Wombat Security often hears from organizations that utilize their security awareness training products.

Organizations can register for the program at: info.wombatsecurity.com/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2017.

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About Wombat Security Technologies  
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based cybersecurity education solutions include a platform of integrated broad assessments, as well as a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping small and medium businesses as well as Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.

Wombat Security Contact:  
Julie Frey  
wombat@shiftcomm.com   
512-792-2550 

Gretel Egan  
press@wombatsecurity.com  
412-621-1484 x 126