wombatsecurity | April 07, 2014

Wombat Security Technologies Is Key Sponsor for Leading Analyst Firm's "Security Awareness & Training" Webinar

Wombat's Input Helped Shape EMA Expert's Analysis of Burgeoning New Market: Findings to Be Presented April 8 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Pittsburgh, PA – April 7, 2014 – Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced it is a key sponsor of a webinar to be presented by Enterprise Management’s Association (EMA) industry expert David Monahan on the rapidly growing Security Awareness and Training Market, to be held Tuesday, April 8 at 2:00pm EDT.  In addition to its sponsorship role, Wombat’s input helped shape the questions behind the survey which was utilized to develop EMA’s report.  Wombat has deep roots in the Security Awareness and Training Market, and is a recognized authority, having recently been named 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.

Cyber security is a foundational aspect of business in today’s world. Announcements are made daily about new data thefts, breaches, and other related security issues - many of which originate as attacks against the workforce. Accordingly, the importance of properly educating people to recognize and defend against cyber security attacks has become increasingly obvious.

In response, EMA has delved into the world of Security Awareness and Policy Training, conducting research across numerous business verticals and organizational sizes - with over 600 participating respondents. The data reveals key insights that will aid the IT/security practitioner and management in understanding the impacts of key program factors.  EMA’s webinar titled “Security Awareness Training: Keys to Improved Organizational and Internet Security” highlights why investment in these programs is key to improving organizational and Internet security.

“I am very excited about presenting key findings around the growing Security Awareness and Training Market, including the impacts of not having a program, personnel and program measurement methods, and effective methods of training,” said David Monahan, EMA Research Director, Security and Risk Management. “Wombat has been a key contributor in gaining valuable insights for our survey as well as a key sponsor of the webinar - we’re grateful for all who contributed to this report.”

The “Security Awareness Training: It’s Not Just for Compliance” research study - will be available just after the webinar at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com.

The Webinar is Tuesday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Those who wish to attend can register at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/security-awareness-2014-webinar-pr.html.

Wombat’s award-winning “Security Training Platform” enables security officers to effectively and measurably assess and train their employees about today’s most pressing cyber security issues including social engineering, phishing, password management, social networking, smartphone/BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) vulnerabilities, phishing, and compliance topics such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI) and Payment Card Information Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).