Pittsburgh, PA – January 7, 2014– Joe Ferarra, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies,a leader in cyber security awareness and training solutions that change employee behavior, has been announced as a winner in the CEO of the Year category in the prestigious CEO World Awards. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, brings over 20 years of experience in technology marketing, operations and leadership to his role at Wombat. He has been the CEO of a public company, Tollgrade Communications, and a divisional leader of multi-national companies such as Ericsson and Marconi. His breadth of experience gives him the unique skills to understand how to quickly grow a business and position it for future success.
Ferrara is a rare visionary leader who sees 2-3 years ahead of the market and develops solutions to exceed the expectations of the industry. Under Ferrara’s leadership, Wombat Security Technologies has quickly become a rising star in providing security education solutions that create secure employee behavior.
More than 30 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world and over 200 CEOs participated. Their average scores determined the 2013 CEO World Award winners.
“At a time when cyber security threats are escalating at an alarming rate, employees are an important element in an enterprise’s security posture, and if well-armed with appropriate security knowledge, can help to protect their organizations from attack,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat. “It’s an honor to be named ‘CEO of the Year’ for this esteemed industry and peer recognition program. This award is a testament to Wombat’s commitment to help Fortune1000 companies effectively train their work force how to successfully mitigate cyber security threats.”