PhishMe Launches First Free Phishing Simulation Solution for Small Businesses

Human Phishing Defense Solution Designed to Reduce SMB End-User Susceptibility to Phishing

LEESBURG, VA. – August 10, 2017 – Today PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, announced the availability of PhishMe Free™ – a no-cost phishing simulation solution for small businesses under 500 employees to condition employees and fortify their defenses against today’s advanced cyberattacks, such as ransomware, business email compromise and spear-phishing.

With 90 percent of network security breaches attributed to phishing attacks,[1] no business – large or small – is immune to cyberthreats. Small businesses in particular are at risk, with more than 55 percent of SMBs having experienced a cyberattack in the past 12 months and 50 percent reporting a data breach.[2] As widespread breaches continue to threaten businesses worldwide, organizations must adopt security measures that utilize human intelligence to protect critical assets.

“Every company – regardless of size or resources – should have access to effective cybersecurity solutions,” said Rohyt Belani, co-founder and CEO of PhishMe. “61% of cyberattacks target small and medium businesses (SMBs) and the ensuing damages cost, on average, $800,000 USD[3]. To help such organizations shore up their defenses we created PhishMe Free. This solution is tailored specifically for companies with 500 employees or less. The goal is to help SMBs build a conditioned firewall of human sensors to act as a first line of defense against attacks that bypass traditional email filtering technologies.”

PhishMe Free leverages the foundational elements and expertise behind PhishMe Simulator, the leading anti-phishing solution that reduces end-user susceptibility to phishing attacks by up to  95 percent. Much like the company’s flagship product, PhishMe Free delivers simulated email campaigns that mimic real-life spear phishing scenarios and provide instant learning opportunities for recipients who fall for the exercises. It also equips IT teams with the tools needed to educate and engage employees in their efforts to thwart phishing attacks. Key benefits include:

  • Fast deployment with an easy to manage SaaS application
  • Reporting and analytics to easily view risk exposures and monitor progress
  • Real results through a simplified enterprise- grade solution that delivers 18 templates and runs up to 12 scenarios per year
  • Mimics real-life attack tactics with threat-based scenario content and training templates for end users
  • Full access to PhishMe CBT modules, including four compliance modules and 17 interactive modules covering today’s biggest threats

“Today, small businesses are just as likely to be targeted by cyberattacks as large enterprises but the financial and reputation damages could be much more devastating,” notes Scott Crawford, research director for information security with 451 Research. “With organizations like PhishMe providing strong anti-phishing solutions catered to SMBs at no cost, more organizations can take the necessary steps to fortify their defenses to reduce the chances of phishing related breaches.”

Also included in the PhishMe Free license is access to PhishMe Community, an online customer portal where users can discuss product issues with PhishMe representatives and exchange ideas with fellow users, receive product support, access PhishMe’s exhaustive knowledge base, and learn more about the exciting things happening in the world of PhishMe.

For more information about PhishMe Free, please visit: https://phishme.com/pm-free.

 

About PhishMe

PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report and mitigate spear phishing, malware and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision-making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand how changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise.

 

References:

[1] PhishMe, “PhishMe 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency Report”

[2] Ponemon Institute, “2016 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Business,” June 2016.

[3] Ponemon Institute, “2016 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Business,” June 2016.

PhishMe Named a 2017 Greater Washington Area Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Leesburg, Va. – June 28, 2017 – PhishMe® (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

PhishMe Named a 2017 Best Place to Work by Washington Business Journal

Leesburg, Virginia – June 26, 2017 – PhishMe® (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions, today announced it has been honored for the second consecutive year as a Best Place to Work in the Washington D.C area by Washington Business Journal following an annual employee engagement survey. The Washington Business Journal ranked PhishMe 5th in the ‘large companies’ category.

PhishMe CEO and Co-Founder, Rohyt Belani, Named a 2017 Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree

Leesburg, Virginia – June 22, 2017 – PhishMe® (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions, today announced that co-founder and CEO Rohyt Belani has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 “40 Under 40” list. The 40 Under 40 program honors Greater Washington’s top business leaders and owners under 40 years of age who exhibit outstanding performance in their field. Honorees were chosen from more than 450 nominations by a panel of outside judges and the Washington Business Journal staff, and each honoree will be recognized at an awards ceremony being held on July 20, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

PhishMe’s Rohyt Belani Named Entrepreneur of The Year® 2017 Award Winner in Mid-Atlantic Region

Leesburg, Virginia – June 16, 2017 – PhishMe® (www.phishme.com), the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions, today announced that CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Security category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rohyt Belani was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia on June 15, 2017.  

PhishMe® Files Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Action Against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

Leesburg, VA – June 16, 2017 – PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. (“Wombat”) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. PhishMe’s complaint alleges that Wombat infringes PhishMe’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,591,017 (the ’017 Patent) and 9,674,221 (the ’221 Patent). A copy of the complaint is available here. PhishMe previously initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Wombat in 2016. In that lawsuit, which remains pending, PhishMe asserts that Wombat infringes U.S. Patent No. 9,398,038 (the ’038 Patent). In both lawsuits, PhishMe alleges that Wombat’s ThreatSim, PhishAlarm, and PhishAlarm Analyzer solutions illegally use PhishMe’s patented technology.

PhishMe Takes Home SC Europe Awards 2017

PhishMe Simulator and PhishMe Reporter Recognised

LONDON, UK – 13th June 2017 – PhishMe® Inc., the leader in human phishing defence solutions, is pleased to announce that PhishMe SimulatorÔ and PhishMe Reporter® were recognised by a panel representing the audience of SC Media, as the winning solutions in the Best Professional Training or Certification Programme category at the 2017 SC Awards Europe. The announcement was made Tuesday, 6th June at the awards presentation held at Old Billingsgate, London.

PhishMe Adds New GDPR Compliance Module to its Complimentary Computer-Based Training Program

LONDON, UK – June 8th, 2017: PhishMe®, a global provider of phishing defence and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, today announced the availability of a complimentary General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance computer-based training module in the PhishMe CBFree  library. Available to any organisation regardless of whether they are a PhishMe customer, PhishMe CBFree provides companies with an easy and free way to train all employees on compliance and security awareness. The GDPR module can be easily downloaded and shared with all employees in the organisation in preparation for the May 2018 regulations.

PhishMe® Offers Full-Service Phishing Response Service in EMEA with London Phishing Defence Centre Launch

Phishing Defence Leader Provides Regional Client Support to Mitigate Threats and Leverage Phishing Expertise

LONDON, UK June 1, 2017: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defence solutions, today announced the opening of their London Phishing Defence Centre (PDC). This new regional centre will provide clients with dedicated professional services to automate and orchestrate phishing incident response programmes utilising PhishMe Triage™ and PhishMe Intelligence™.