Advancements to Wombat’s PhishGuru Product is Motivating Employees to Change Behavior, Lowering Susceptibility to Cyber Threats as much as 70% in One Month
Pittsburgh, PA – June 3, 2014– Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced enhancements to its award winning PhishGuru® product which is increasing employee participation in training and reducing their company’s susceptibility to phishing and other current cyber threats by almost 70% in as little as one month. PhishGuru is an interactive mock phishing attack service that is highly engaging and greatly enhances an employee’s willingness to participate in follow-on security awareness training.
Key findings and customer results include:
The benefits of PhishGuru’s new enhancements include:
“Our training methodology first pioneered by our co-founders at Carnegie Mellon University has proven itself time and again,” said Joe Ferrara. “Individually mock attacks and interactive training are two highly effective methods of educating employees, however when combined together through automation they produce stronger results and behavior change.”
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. Wombat’s CEO, Joe Ferrara has recently been named “CEO of the Year” by the CEO Awards and is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award finalist in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. 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 allow organizations to reduce employee susceptibility to attack, including phishing attacks, by over 80%. Wombat is helping Fortune 1000 customers in industry segments such as finance, technology, banking, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.