wombatsecurity | June 18, 2014

Wombat will Jointly Present with Dell SecureWorks on Effective Ways for Companies to Defend against Social Engineering Attacks

Joe Ferrara, CEO of Wombat Security Technologies and Tom Sammel, Interim Director of Incident Response, Dell SecureWorks to Jointly Present at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Conference

Wombat, Silver Sponsor of Leading Gartner Analyst Conference, will Jointly Present With Dell SecureWorks On Effective Ways For Companies to Defend against Social Engineering Attacks

Pittsburgh, PA – June 18, 2014– Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced CEO Joe Ferrara will jointly present with Tom Sammel, Interim Director of Incident Response at Dell SecureWorks, at the upcoming Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD June 23-26 (http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/security/). In this session attendees will learn effective ways to defend their organizations against social engineering attacks. In addition, Wombat is a silver sponsor of the event and will be showcasing its award-winning Security Awareness and Training automated solutions on the exhibition floor, Booth #635.


Social Engineering Kryptonite: Security Education that creates Super Users

The session will teach you about real-world social engineering attacks and effective ways to defend your organization against them. Only a knowledgeable user knows what NOT to post in public forums, can identify and avoid a spear phishing email, and can recognize an imposter over the phone or in your office.

You need an effective approach to give end users the power they need to recognize and thwart today’s sophisticated social engineers. We’ll share the data and an approach that provides significant reduction in susceptibility to cyber-attacks when implementing a Continuous Security Training Methodology.


Date: Tuesday June 24, 2014, 12:35 – 1:00 pm ET


Location: Theater C, Show Floor, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD.

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 as “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.


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