Wombat Recognized as Innovator in ‘Best IT Security-related Training Program’ Category

Pittsburgh, PA – January 22, 2015 Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), a leading provider of cyber security awareness and training solutions, has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2015 for exemplary professional leadership in information technology (IT) security. Wombat’s Security Education Platform was acknowledged as Best IT Security-related Training Program in the Professional Award category of the SC Awards. The winners will be announced on April 21, 2015 at the SC Awards 2015 ceremony in San Francisco.

“From Home Depot, to JP Morgan, to Sony, cyber attackers showed new levels of sophistication and determination in their attacks in 2014,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “With mounting headlines, it's more important than ever to recognize the tireless efforts of the men and women across the globe who work to combat these threats and provide cybersecurity to organizations large and small.”

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, are the information security industry’s most prominent recognition for cybersecurity professionals, products and services that help protect today’s corporate world from a myriad of ever-changing threats. With the SC Awards, SC Magazine recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service-provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities.

“We are very honored to be named a finalist of this prestigious award and are excited that the market has acknowledged security education as a key component of Internet security,” said Joe Ferrara, Wombat’s President and CEO. “We provide a fully integrated solution with a single unified platform that combines assessments, mock attacks, and interactive training that has quickly and measurably improved employee behavior for our customers. We believe our innovative approach to security training will continue to improve cybersecurity defenses in organizations across the globe.”

The winners of the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented information security professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors – such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews – to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

“Wombat Security’s innovations illustrate the passion and creativity the cybersecurity industry is taking to protect valuable assets and interests,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “It can be a great challenge to protect sensitive information, and Wombat was named a finalist because their efforts are setting the standard for the industry.”

Wombat has deep roots in the Security Awareness and Training Market, and is a recognized authority, having recently been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, the Gold winner of the 2014 Global Excellence Awards in Tomorrow’s Technology Today for its Security Training Platform and Bronze winner in the New Product category for its CyberStrength® Security Awareness assessment product.  In addition, Wombat and Aberdeen Group have recently released a new study on security awareness training titled "The Last Mile in IT Security: Changing User Behavior." http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/new-research-from-aberdeen-group-wombat-security-confirms-security-awareness-training-1982426.htm

Winners of this year’s SC Awards U.S. will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2015. This is one of the most anticipated IT security events of the year and promises excitement and invaluable networking opportunities with some of the top corporate IT professionals in the country. To attend the awards, please register at http://awards.scmagazine.com/.

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About Wombat Security

Wombat Security Technologies is a leading provider of cyber security education solutions that positively change employee behavior and help organizations avoid cyber security attacks. The solutions help security officers to deliver and manage customized knowledge assessments, the largest offering of simulated attacks, a library of interactive training modules, and security awareness materials as well as detailed and executive level reports. The Company’s solutions can reduce malware infections and successful phishing attacks up to 90%. Wombat is helping medium to large enterprises around the world reduce their risks and strengthen their cyber security defenses. Wombat has customers in a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, banking, insurance, retail, and consumer packaged goods.

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