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September 13, 2016 07:00 ET

Wombat Security Announces Mobile-Responsive, 508 Compliant Modules to Increase Training Flexibility and Accessibility for End Users

New Interactive Mini-modules Focused on Ransomware, and USB Device Safety Address Rising Organizational Threats

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announces an update to their platform that provides users with the flexibility to train anytime, anywhere and on any type of connected device, with the release of seven mobile-responsive modules. Included in the mobile responsive offerings are two new mini-modules: Protecting Against Ransomware and USB Device Safety.

The ransomware mini-module provides brief, yet comprehensive training on how to spot and help prevent rising ransomware attacks across all industries. As infected USB's are often an overlooked threat, this module provides end users with the tools to protect both their personal and corporate data through awareness of the risks associated with flash drives and other IoT devices.

"Today's diverse workforce is on the move. Offering employees these flexible, accessible options allows them to find time to complete trainings when they are the most engaged and really digest the lessons presented," said Joe Ferrara President and CEO, Wombat Security. "This first set of mobile-responsive modules is part of the continuous effort to equip organizations with the best tools to educate their employees about cyber security in an ever-changing landscape."

Additionally, these mobile-responsive modules conform to the U.S. Section 508 standard and the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standard, ensuring end users with disabilities have access to complete training requirements. The 508 & WCAG compliance enhances the features Wombat already offered multinational companies, including content offered in more than 25 languages.

Mobile-Responsive Modules Now Available

  • Protecting Against Ransomware
  • USB Device Safety
  • Data Protection and Destruction
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Security Essentials
  • Security Essential for Executives
  • Social Engineering

According to Chris Luedde, eLearning Product Manager for Wombat Security, "We've had great feedback from our customers on the responsive and accessibility features. Our remaining training modules will be moved to our mobile-responsive format as part of our module refresh process over the next several months."

Those looking to learn more can find the Wombat Security team at the upcoming Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Sept. 12-13, 2016, at Booth #S22 at the InterContinental London - The O2.

About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based 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 help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customer in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.

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