PhishMe Adds HIPAA, PCI-DSS and PII Training Modules to Complimentary CBFree Program

Global Leader in Human Phishing Defense Provides Free Regulatory Compliance Trainings in CBFree Offering

Leesburg, VA – June 30 2016 – PhishMe, a global provider of phishing defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, is excited to announce the immediate availability of three new, complimentary Computer-Based Trainings, accessible through the PhishMe CBFree program. These modules are specifically designed to address the stringent PHI/HIPAA, PCI and PII requirements and provide employees with a better understanding of the policies, procedures, and reporting when handling protected personal information.

PhishMe Launches New ‘Threat Alerts’ Service to Help Organizations Get Ahead of Phishing Dangers

Global leader in phishing defense and intelligence now provides users real-time warnings of phishing and malware trends

Leesburg, (Va. USA) June 29 2016:  PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense solutions for the enterprise, has today launched PhishMe Threat Alerts. The service has been introduced to provide subscribers with increased visibility of critical, and developing, phishing and malware threats and trends. Identifying potential compromise indicators allows organizations to take remedial action and prevent threats before they can gain a foothold in the network.

“Mandiant’s 2016 M-Trends report indicates the number of days to detect a breach has dropped from 204 in 2014 to 146 in 2015. This report also states that the percentage of breaches detected by internal teams has actually increased to 47% in 2015 (compared to just 31% in 2014) with the median number of days for an internal team to detect a breach now 56 days,” explains Aaron Higbee, CTO and Co-Founder of PhishMe. “While these statistics indicate there has been improvement in breach detection, it is still a long time to be left exposed. What we hope to do, by introducing PhishMe Threat Alerts, is to provide developing intelligence to organizations that can act as an early warning system. With over 91% of all network attacks traced back to a successful phishing attempts, identifying and illuminating developing threats has to be a priority.”

PhishMe Threat Alerts encapsulate indicators of phishing attacks that the PhishMe Research team has confirmed in the wild.

Aaron concludes, “We receive and analyze millions of messages daily, from a wide variety of sources, which are then dissected to determine relationships between them. Our unique clustering algorithms sort malicious emails based on a number of factors which allows us to watch for, and identify, new and emerging threats. By providing this actionable intelligence as real time threat alerts, we hope to help organizations prioritize, investigate, and respond to threats that may target their networks.”

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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 changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.

PhishMe Enhances Phishing Incident Response Platform

PhishMe Triage TM improved with integrations, collaboration, ability to crowdsource threat rules and malicious attachment preview tool

Leesburg, Va, June 23, 2016 PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, has today confirmed it has bolstered its phishing threat management and incident response platform – PhishMe Triage. Enhancements include further integrations with third parties including  PhishMe Intelligence and improved collaboration with a crowdsourced YARA Rule Exchange and PhishMe Community to help save analyst time and improve response efficiency.

RockLoader Delivers New Bart Encryption Ransomware

Another ransomware tool has been added to the ever-growing encryption ransomware market with the introduction of the Bart encryption ransomware. Named by its creators in its ransom payment interface as well as in the extension given to its encrypted files, the Bart encryption ransomware has leveraged some distinctive mechanisms for delivery during its early deployments. Furthermore, this ransomware shares some interface elements that evoke the same look and feel used by the Locky encryption ransomware ransom payment interface. In many ways the Bart encryption ransomware is a very mainstream encryption ransomware in both the files it targets for encryption (a full list of these file extensions is included at the end of this post) as well as its demand for a sizable Bitcoin ransom. However, a number of elements related to this encryption ransomware are noteworthy when viewed through the lens of recent developments in the phishing threat landscape.

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

LEESBURG, VA – (June 23, 2016) – PhishMe® Inc., the leading provider of phishing threat management solutions, announced that it has filed suit against Wombat Security Technologies®, Inc. (“Wombat”) in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for infringing PhishMe’s U.S. Patent No. 9,356,948. A copy of the complaint, filed on June 1, 2016, can be found here.

PhishMe Ranked #1 ‘Best Place to Work’ by Washington Business Journal

PhishMe is proud to announce it has been honored as the best large company to work for in the Washington D.C area, following a prestigious annual employee engagement survey. The Washington Business Journal ranked PhishMe #1 in the ‘large companies’ category, the first time the organization has been honored with the title, having surveyed 85 local firms.