Gretel Egan | February 21, 2018

Wombat Security Announces Industry-First Configurable Password Policy Module

Wombat continues its unique vision of delivering dynamic cybersecurity training content while preserving the application of proven Learning Science Principles

PITTSBURGH, February 21, 2018 Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of security awareness and training, today announces the industry’s first configurable cybersecurity education module, which allows organizations to educate their users to create strong, effective passwords that comply with specific company policies. This is the first in a series of new modules that will examine password and authentication techniques.

“Leading the market in security education innovation is paramount, and Wombat has a rich history in heading that charge,” said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat. “Our unique product vision is to deliver customization options while preserving the educational integrity of our content, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the rollout of this Password Policy module, and it’s what we will continue to do with future customizable content.”

The ability to deliver personalized educational content is a cornerstone of Wombat’s product vision. Wombat previously introduced Training Jackets, giving administrators the flexibility to add custom content to the beginning and end of Wombat training modules. Today, Wombat has taken that vision one step further with the introduction of the new Password Policy training module, which provides the following capabilities:

  • Allows organizations to configure training to match their individual password policies.
  • Teaches universal best practices in password creation, providing awareness to users on the risks of creating ineffective passwords.
  • Dynamically changes the content that is taught and assessed based on configuration settings, to ensure end users are skilled at creating strong, compliant passwords.
  • Serves as a solid introduction to password best practices. Future modules will add to the content, with topics that will include password management, passphrases, PINs, and multi-factor authentication.

Forthcoming training releases will provide additional configuration in the topical areas of password management tools and the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Future training customization options will include the ability to modify the passing score in each lesson and to disable content that may not align with company policies.

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About Wombat Security Technologies  
Wombat Security Technologies is the leading provider of information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior for enterprises. Their SaaS-based cybersecurity education solutions include an integrated platform of knowledge assessments, simulated attacks, and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. The company has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors for four years in a row. Founded in 2008, Wombat is helping mid-market, Fortune 1000, and Global 2000 customers in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail, and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.

Wombat Security Contact:  

Emily Eldridge
wombat@shiftcomm.com   
512-792-2544 

Gretel Egan
press@wombatsecurity.com
412-621-1484 x 136