Pittsburgh, PA – March 11, 2014 –Wombat Security Technologies today announced multiple industry awards and honors including two awards from the Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide. Wombat is 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. The security industry celebrated its 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, people behind the successes and best companies.
Wombat’s comprehensive “Security Training Platform” enables security officers to effectively and measurably train their employees about today's most pressing cyber security issues including social engineering, e-mail security, 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).Wombat’s training methodology utilizes learning science principles and includes employee mock attacks with brief embedded training, as well as a full complement of 10-minute software training modules which change employee behavior and significantly reduce an organization’s susceptibility to cyber-attack. Reporting capabilities in the Platform provide both aggregate and individual data to guide follow-up training programs, and show improved results over time.
Wombat’s CyberStrength is a new and unique cloud-based assessment tool which provides an easy and effective way for CSOs to evaluate employee knowledge of today’s cyber security threats and potential impact to their company. This simple but powerful tool helps security officers measure the effectiveness of security training programs by creating broad or focused custom security assessments on specific topics such as social engineering, phishing, mobility, Internet browsing, social networking, passwords, and smartphones. It can complement simulated attack assessments or be a replacement to them in corporate cultures that don’t yet support mock attacks for the purposes of training. CyberStrength is a key component of any robust and effective security awareness training program that includes ongoing assessment, interactive training, and detailed analysis of program effectiveness.
"Its an honor to win multiple awards from the Info Security Products Guide, further validating our products as excellence-in-class and ahead of the curve," said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies. "These accolades are a testament to Wombat's commitment to help Fortune 1000 companies effectively train their work force against the most current cyber security threats."