wombatsecurity | July 07, 2015

Wombat Security Offers Cyber Security Awareness and Training to Help New Zealand Protect National Critical Infrastructure

Through its Partnership with RSA, Wombat is Helping New Zealand Comply and Exceed Protective Security Policy Frameworks and Cyber Security Standards for Industrial Control Systems by Providing Security Awareness Training, a Top 10 Requirement

Pittsburgh, PA –July 8, 2015— Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced the company is offering cyber security awareness training to help New Zealand comply with Protective Security Policy Frameworks and Cyber Security Standards for Industrial Control Systems, a top 10 requirement.  Through its partnership with RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Wombat addresses security awareness concerns which include “ongoing security education which promotes a sense of personal responsibility for effective security, regardless of position, grade or level of access to help counter threats,” according to the Protective Security Governance Requirements.  Security awareness training/briefings must be provided to agency employees and contractors initially as part of the person’s induction process or as soon as possible after commencement, and holders of New Zealand Government security clearance.

“Wombat Security Technologies can help organizations exceed compliance requirements by providing an innovative security education solution with proven results in changing end user behavior and reducing organizational risk,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.  “Wombat is very excited to provide information security awareness, security assessments, and training software to help New Zealand teach employees secure behavior and create a new line of defense against cyber attacks.”

“Security education is a critical, but often overlooked component of the people, process and technology trinity. Raising employee awareness on security issues needs to be more than just a checkbox activity, or a signed disclosure statement if organizations are to meet the challenges posed by increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks,” said Shaun McLagan, General Manager, Australia and New Zealand of RSA.

Wombat’s cloud-based Security Education Platform includes integrated knowledge assessments, a library of simulated attacks, interactive training modules, reinforcement materials, and detailed reporting to give information security professionals all the educational tools they need in one solution. Wombat’s training software and Continuous Training Methodology have been proven to reduce malware infections and successful phishing attacks by up to 90% and reduce user-based security risks by an average of 60%.

Benefits include:

  • Easily create baseline metrics with knowledge-based and mock attack assessments
  • Select from a comprehensive set of brief software-based interactive training modules
  • Monitor employee completion of assignments and deliver automatic reminders
  • Identify the users who have the best or worst understanding of critical risk areas
  • Show measurable knowledge improvement over time with easy-to-read, easy-to-share reports
  • Train global employees in multiple languages
  • Manage all security training programs from one cloud-based system that is regularly updated with new content about the latest cyber security threats

Recent awards and recognition for Wombat include winning two Info Security Products Guide Awards, the Cyber Defense Innovator Award, the 2015 Pennsylvania Governor’s Impact Award, being named one of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies in 2015, and being designated one of the hot 500 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2015.

Wombat’s Security Technologies solution is sold in New Zealand through RSA. Interested parties should contact their RSA sales executive for more information on the Wombat Security Education Platform and Continuous Training Methodology.

To learn more about New Zealand’s specific requirements, you can visit /wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NCSC20voluntary20cyber20security20standards20for20ICD20v.1.0.pdf or http://protectivesecurity.govt.nz/home/what-you-need-to-do/strategic-security-objectives-core-policies-and-the-mandatory-requirements-for-agencies/.

About Wombat Security Technologies

Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.  Born from research at the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University, Wombat has been quickly rising to a top player of a burgeoning IT market, having recently been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security awareness computer-based training. Their SaaS cyber security education solution includes 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 is helping government agencies, the largest companies in the world, and small to medium-sized enterprises in industry segments such as finance, banking, higher education, retail, technology, energy, insurance, and consumer-packaged goods strengthen their cyber security defenses.

About RSA

RSA’s Intelligence Driven Security solutions help organisations reduce the risks of operating in a digital world.  Through visibility, analysis, and action, RSA solutions give customers the ability to detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats; confirm and manage identities; and ultimately, prevent IP theft, fraud and cybercrime. For more information, please visit www.rsa.com.


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