City, University of London, selects PhishMe to provide the highest degree of phishing and ransomware protection

University employs human behavioural conditioning techniques designed to build student and staff resilience to phishing

LONDON – February 13th, 2018 – Today, PhishMe®, the leading provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions, announced it has been selected by City, University of London to empower over 20,000 staff and students to be an active line of defence and source of attack intelligence in its fight against cybercrime. The university will deploy a dynamic suite of PhishMe solutions – PhishMe Simulator®, PhishMe Triage™ and PhishMe Reporter® – as part of a three-year programme.

PhishMe Attains SOC 2 Type I Compliance Across PhishMe Simulator and hosted PhishMe Triage Product Offerings

LEESBURG, VA. – February 9th, 2018 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced it has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type I examination across the PhishMe Simulator® and hosted PhishMe Triage™ product lines, which help organizations address the human sources of risk associated with phishing attacks.

PhishMe Honored with Five Wins at the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Company selected as a winner across several cybersecurity product and professional categories

LEESBURG, VA. – February 8, 2018 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced that the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards selected it as a winner in five categories.

The 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. The full list of categories PhishMe was named a finalist in include:

Cybersecurity Product

  • GOLD WINNER – Incident Response: PhishMe Triage™
  • SILVER WINNER – Security Education: PhishMe CBFree™
  • BRONZE WINNER – Security Education Platform: PhishMe Simulator® and PhishMe Reporter®
  • GOLD WINNER – Threat Detection, Intelligence and Response: PhishMe Intelligence™
  • FINALIST – Managed Security Service, PhishMe Professional Services

Cybersecurity Professional

  • SILVER WINNER – Cybersecurity Team of the Year – North America: PhishMe Customer Support

“We are honored that the Cybersecurity Excellence Award team recognized the value of our teams, services and solutions, which help organizations focus on an often-missing piece of the security puzzle – the human element,” said Rohyt Belani, co-founder and CEO of PhishMe. “Our platform allows more Fortune 500s and government agencies than any other to empower employees to recognize and report phishing attacks, while enabling incident response teams to quickly analyze these threats in real time.”

Details about the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at https://cybersecurity-excellence-awards.com.

For more information about PhishMe, please visit: https://phishme.com.

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.

PhishMe Named as Finalist in 2018 Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service

12th annual awards will be presented on February 23 in Las Vegas

Leesburg, VA. – January 22, 2018 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, was named a Finalist today in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

More than 2,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide, in seven specialized judging committees.  Entries were considered in 89 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.

“We’re thrilled that our customer service department has been included among the finalists for the 2018 Stevie Awards,” said Jeffrey Rogers, VP of Client Success at PhishMe. “With cybersecurity being a top priority for organizations everywhere, this is a huge testament to the work of our team to ensure that our customers are successfully equipped with the tools and resources necessary to defend themselves against phishing attacks.”

“The 2018 judges were so impressed with the wide range of achievements detailed in the Finalist nominations,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We look forward to announcing the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie placements in Las Vegas next month.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

For more about PhishMe, visit: https://phishme.com/.

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.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and supporters of the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include HCL Financial Services, Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.

PhishMe Simulator is Selected as a SC Media 2018 Professional Award Finalist for Best IT Security-related Training Program

Leading provider of human phishing defense solutions recognized as a SC Media award finalist for third consecutive year

Leesburg, VA. – January 18, 2018 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2018 SC Awards for exemplary professional leadership in cybersecurity.

PhishMe Simulator® is recognized as a finalist in Best IT Security-related Training Program in the Professional Award category of the SC Awards. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.

“In an age where threats are ever-evolving, it is reassuring to know that one true constant is the commitment of dedicated information security professionals, as best exemplified by our SC Media Awards finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy, and digital infrastructure. The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

SC Awards is recognized as the industry 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 cybersecurity 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 2018 SC Awards for the third consecutive year,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-Founder, PhishMe. “Phishing is still regarded as one of today’s top cyber threats – and resilient employees who proactively report phishing emails are the best defense to combat threats that have bypassed traditional security layers. We are dedicated to continually supporting our customers phishing defense program needs with strong content based on real-life attacks. With PhishMe Simulator, organizations world-wide are empowering employees to be an additional layer of defense against today’s top threats.”

“Protecting sensitive information and private data from ambitious cyber attackers can be a great challenge,” added Armstrong of SC Media. “PhishMe has been named a finalist for the SC Award Professional Award for raising the bar within the industry and successfully meeting this challenge.”

For more about PhishMe, visit: https://phishme.com/.

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 25 years, they have armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams.

In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, eBooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec NY to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organizations and contribute to their longevity and success.

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Event Information:

Anna Naumoski, Events Manager

anna.naumoski@haymarketmedia.com

646.638.6015

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.

Media Contact for PhishMe

Nick Lagalante

Global Corporate Communications, PhishMe

media@phishme.com

571-393-2403

South Africa At Higher Risk Of Data Breaches, Says Phishing Trend Report

JOHANNESBURG – January 15, 2018 – The recent release by PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defence solutions, of its South Africa Phishing Response Trends Report shows some startling findings in terms of security incidents stemming from deceptive e-mails. According to the report, some 90 percent of respondents have dealt with security incidents originating from deceptive e-mails, and yet more than half of the respondents do not possess the right tools and processes to effectively mitigate such threats.

PhishMe’s South Africa Phishing Response Trends Report looked at the phishing response strategies of IT security decision-makers across a variety of industries in the South African region. The report highlights that despite technology investments, local organisations are being flooded with suspicious e-mails targeting employees, noting that 80 percent of respondents had confirmed using anti-malware solutions, with 70 percent of respondents using computer based training to protect against phishing attacks. Nonetheless, with scattered technology, processes and limited resources, the majority of respondents still feel ill prepared to adequately respond to such threats.

Additionally, according to the Ponemon Institute, South African organisations are more exposed to data breach incidents than their counterparts across the globe, having scored the highest probability of experiencing a data breach in the next 24 months[1]. In line with phishing response trends emerging from the US and the UK markets, South African businesses claimed to be more unprepared to combat phishing attacks despite having dealt with more e-mail-related incidents. The report notes that in 2016, cybercriminals launched a digital offensive in South Africa, with attacks employing phishing and spear phishing tactics. According to Trend Micro, more than 6,000 local PCs were infected with banking malware.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 90 percent have dealt with security incidents originating with a deceptive e-mail.
  • More than 60 percent have faced an e-mail threat more than once.
  • Nearly 20 percent of respondents see more than 500 suspicious e-mails weekly.
  • Nearly all respondents already have one security layer in place, with many respondents having more than four security layers in place.
  • E-mail-related threats are South Africa’s biggest security concern.
  • Over 50 percent of respondents highlighted that technology alone isn’t the answer to phishing.
  • 95 percent of surveyed IT professionals plan to upgrade their phishing response and prevention.

“With the average cost of a data breach surpassing the two and a half million US dollar mark, it has become mandatory for South African organisations to rethink the way e-mail-based threats are handled internally,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and co-founder at PhishMe. “As we have seen in other parts of the world, relying on technology alone is insufficient to defend against today’s top threats, calling for a different approach based on automated phishing incident response powered by human intelligence.”

Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited, which distributes PhishMe solutions throughout Africa, concludes, “The best form of defence against phishing is the education of your employees as the final protection layer in a holistic defence strategy, acknowledging that technology exists for, and is used by, people, who must therefore be included in the defence chain. This strategy underscores the need today for a completely holistic approach to cybersecurity, which works across a number of different platforms and does not rely only on IT support and technology applications.”

The full report is available for download here: https://phishme.com/phishing-response-trends-south-africa/

To learn more about PhishMe’s phishing incident solutions, please visit: www.phishme.com

Survey Methodology

This study was commissioned by PhishMe and delivered by Censuswide, an international market survey consultant. Censuswide surveyed one hundred select IT professionals, largely senior decision-makers, on phishing response strategies. The sample represented firms belonging to a variety of industries including business services, high tech, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, retail and wholesale trades, transportation, consumer services and telecommunications. All participants joined voluntarily and no telemarketing techniques were implemented.

About PhishMe

PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defence solutions for organisations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defence 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 organisation’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defence industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand how changing user security behaviour will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.

Media Contact for PhishMe

Nick Lagalante
Global Corporate Communications, PhishMe
media@phishme.com
P: +1-571-393-2403

About Networks Unlimited

Networks Unlimited is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Arbor Networks, Attivo Networks, Fortinet, F5, HyperGrid, Mellanox, NETSCOUT, ProLabs, PhishMe, Rackmount, RSA, Rubrik, SevOne, Silver Peak, Thales, Tintri and Uplogix. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited has continually adapted to today’s progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market.

Networks Unlimited complies with the South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) guidelines as a Level 4 Contributor.

Contacts for Networks Unlimited

Networks Unlimited, Ingrid Mulaudzi, +27 (0) 11 202 8400, ingrid.mulaudzi@nu.co.za
icomm, Vivienne Fouché, +27 (0) 82 602 1635, vivienne@pr.co.za, www.icomm-pr.co.za

[1] Source: Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview (https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=SEL03130WWEN)

Greater Integration Between Incident Response Teams Now Possible with PhishMe Triage

Customers benefit from new APIs, multi-factor authentication, audit logs and status alerts

LEESBURG, VA. – December 22, 2017 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced updates to PhishMe Triage™, its phishing incident response platform. These new capabilities enable security operations centers (SOCs) and incident responders (IRs) to automate the prioritization, analysis and response to phishing threats with greater ease.

The addition of fully documented REST APIs are one of the most central updates to PhishMe Triage. Information on emails, clusters, attachments, reporters, integrations and health stats can be easily pulled and visualized, providing tighter integration across response teams. For instance, the new API capability can be used to query PhishMe Triage at set intervals to notify a response team as soon as a phishing threat is identified. Other use cases include the ability to send information over to the second line team for quick remediation, track phishing defense progress and create custom dashboards to show historical data.

Additional updates provide PhishMe Triage customers with:

  • Additional security. Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security that works with Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Duo and others
  • More accountability. Audit logs are generated to keep track of any activity within PhishMe Triage. With the audit log, visibility about who did something in PhishMe Triage, what they did and when they did it is captured. The audit log tracks over 145 Event ID’s across PhishMe Triage. Lastly, information provided in the audit can be viewed within the application, or exported.
  • Greater visibility. PhishMe Triage has also expanded support for syslog alerts. These can be created for clustering, performance, ingestion health and triage recipe monitoring, as well as operational performance. These alerts can be shared across the incident response team to distribute valuable threat information faster.

“Given the ever-changing nature of security threats, our product development team is constantly looking for ways to save our customers time and increase efficiency,” said Aaron Higbee, co-founder and CTO of PhishMe. “The latest enhancements to PhishMe Triage makes it easier for IR and SOC teams to act upon the collective work of their employees – ensuring that the collaboration between all departments plays a meaningful part in stopping phishing attacks before a breach occurs.”

PhishMe Triage integrates with existing security solutions including SIEM, anti-malware, analysis and threat Intelligence solutions and shares indicators of compromise and phishing with upstream security teams to block future attacks. For more information about PhishMe Triage, please visit: https://phishme.com/product-services/triage.

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.

10 Million End Users Bolster Cybersecurity Defenses with PhishMe

One-click reporting provides employees with tools needed to easily flag potential phishing attacks

LEESBURG, VA. – December 15, 2017 – PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced that PhishMe Reporter® has been deployed to over 10 million end users’ work stations. With PhishMe Reporter, employees can easily flag a potential phishing email by clicking a button in their email toolbar, arming them with the tools needed to contribute to their company’s security posture.

Merry PhishMas: PhishMe Gifts Small Businesses with an Early Present This Holiday Season

The PhishMe Free Holiday Bundle reduces end user susceptibility to potential holiday related phishing attacks. 

LEESBURG, VA. – December 12, 2017PhishMe®, the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced the PhishMe Free Holiday Bundle, which the company is gifting businesses with 500 employees or less this season. The Bundle includes the PhishMe Free phishing simulation platform and three holiday related simulation scenarios, including Holiday Gift, Package Delivery, and New Year’s Eve e-card.

PhishMe Inc. and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. Announce Settlement of Patent Dispute

LEESBURG, Virginia and PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, December 1, 2017

PhishMe Inc. and Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.  announced today that they have settled their patent dispute and entered into an agreement resolving the claims at issue in the litigation.  The parties’ litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware will be dismissed, and the proceedings pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be terminated.  As a part of the settlement, PhishMe granted a license to Wombat to the PhishMe patents involved in the litigation.

About PhishMe

PhishMe is a 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.

About Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

Wombat Security Technologies is a leading provider of information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based cybersecurity education solutions include 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 is helping small and medium businesses as well as 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.