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June 15, 2016 09:00 ET

Wombat Security Launches Security Essentials for Executives Training Module

New Role-Based Training Designed to Educate Leaders and Decision Makers

PITTSBURGH, PA --(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training solutions, today launched Security Essentials for Executives, a role-based cybersecurity awareness and training module designed specifically for executives to prevent corporate whaling, business email compromise (BEC), and other cyber threats.

Board members, managers, executives, and members of the C-suite have access to sensitive corporate data, making them prime targets of whaling campaigns and BEC attacks. Organizations have lost $2.3 billion to BEC attacks between October 2013 and February 2016, and wire transfer fraud is the most commonly reported exploit. Often, successful whaling campaigns don't just end with financial loss, but can lead to severe consequences for organizations, including loss of reputation, public scrutiny, and legal action. In an effort to combat whaling, Wombat's Security Essentials for Executives module offers interactive cybersecurity training that is designed for privileged users such as corporate leaders and Board members.

"Relatively simple cyber security best practices can pay dividends across departments, locations, and job functions, so it is important for executives to be an essential part of creating a culture of security from the top down," said Amy Baker, VP of Marketing at Wombat Security.

Wombat's Security Essentials for Executives module is scenario-driven where executives learn by doing via engaging scenarios set in four familiar locations: the private office, the corporate office, home, and meeting and conference venues.

  • Private office scenario: includes tips for security data and communications while working outside the office.
  • Corporate office scenario: includes guidelines for internal and external communications, the keys to physical security, and tips on how to set a security example that other employees can follow.
  • Home scenario: explains how to secure data and communications while working outside the office.
  • Meeting and conference venue scenario: offers important security safeguards for internal and external meetings.

The scenario-based module is designed to provide quick yet effective training for busy executives and leaders. All of Wombat's nearly 20 Interactive Training Modules utilize Learning Science Principles to engage the learner and change behavior. By providing training in the context of possible real-world scenarios, leaders are more likely to retain the information from the lessons. The module also highlights real-world incidents where executives have been exploited.

Wombat's training solutions provide employees with pieces of information in each short training session and reinforce lessons over time with frequent feedback and opportunities for practice. Wombat's solutions allow employees to go through the lessons at their own pace, so the Security Essentials for Executives module is a quick way to get leaders up to speed on best cyber security practices for maintaining a good security posture throughout the organization.

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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