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February 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Wombat Selected as SC Magazine 2016 Professional Award Finalist

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today announced that it has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2016 for exemplary professional leadership in information technology (IT) security. Wombat was acknowledged as the Best IT Security-related Training Program in the Professional Award category of the SC Awards. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2016 ceremony to be held March 1, 2016 in San Francisco.

"From Duqu 2.0 to mobile cyberthreats to the nearly $1 billion stolen from financial institutions by the Carbanak cybercriminal group, 2015 saw near-exponential growth in the number and complexity of cyberattacks," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. "As the bad guys shift and pivot strategies, so too do the men, women and companies working to stop them in their tracks. These finalist have shown that they are the best at what they do."

The SC Awards, now in its 19th year, are recognized throughout the information security industry as the gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented information security professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors -- such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews -- to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

"We are honored to be recognized as a finalist in the SC Awards. We believe that as cyber threats and phishing attacks become more advanced and effective, employee awareness plays a key role in keeping company data secure," said Joe Ferrara, CEO and President of Wombat. "We strive to provide the most comprehensive cyber security education platform that offers knowledge assessments to gauge employee understanding, simulated attacks to identify vulnerability, and world class content to change behavior."

"Protecting sensitive information and private data from ambitious cyberattackers can be a great challenge," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. "Wombat has been named a finalist for the SC Award Professional Award for raising the bar within the industry and successfully meeting this challenge."

Winners of the 2016 SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and cocktail party on March 1, 2016 in San Francisco. This event attracts top professionals in the IT security community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2016 SC Awards Gala please visit this link.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes SC Marketscope and SC Magazine Newswire, and face-to-face events, including the SC Congress series (New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, London, Amsterdam), and the SC Awards.

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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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