Wombat Adds Posters, Message Boards to Security Training Platform

The company specializes in information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.

Threat protection and education specialist Wombat Security Technologies announced that it is adding awareness materials to its security education and training offering.

The company is providing a complete offering of posters, articles, and screen saver and electronic message board images that reinforce the lessons taught in its interactive training modules.

The same images and icons used in Wombat's interactive training modules are used in the security awareness materials to aid in the recall of learned topics.

Materials include 13 articles for use in internal newsletters or intranets, 13 posters in two sizes (11 by 17 inches and 24 by 36 inches) to reinforce lessons visually, 13 horizontal poster images (1,024 x 768) for use as screen savers or on electronic message boards or elsewhere, and a selection of inexpensive gifts that organizations can use to reward their employees.

Wombat said visual reminders of secure behaviors, which are an instrumental part of the company's Continuous Security Awareness and Education Program, can aid in learning retention and reduce a company's vulnerability to attack.

"We continue to add to our security education offering to meet the needs of busy security officers, from awareness through assessment, education, and even measurement of results," Joe Ferrara, president and CEO of Wombat, said in a statement. "Our continued product enhancements are an example of Wombat's commitment to help Fortune 1000 companies effectively train their work force against the most current cyber security threats."

The company specializes in information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior.

Their software-as-a-service (SaaS) 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 training methodology utilizes learning science principles and includes employee mock attacks with brief embedded training, as well as a full complement of 10-minute software training modules, which the company said can change employee behavior and significantly reduce an organization's susceptibility to cyber-attack.

Reporting capabilities in the platform provide both aggregate and individual data to guide follow-up training programs and show improved results over time.

The offering provides unlimited use of content for the length of the license, with a Web-based portal allowing companies to customize their logo, then download, print and ship to any location.

The platform also provides customer support to make the production process easy, with the design of the materials designed to facilitate streamlined approval with internal communications stakeholders.

For example, an employee who falls for a simulated phishing attack email immediately receives a teachable moment, and at the same time the security training platform automatically enrolls the employee to take short, 10-minute interactive training modules that teach him or her how to identify cyber-attacks and traps.

This methodology is designed to motivate employees to complete training at much higher completion rates than training not tied to simulated attacks.