Cofense Announces Inaugural Annual User Conference and Phishing Defense Summit

PhishMe Submerge features industry expert speakers, including keynote by FireEye CTO,
and sessions focused on latest threats and security trends

LEESBURG, (VA.) July 13, 2016 – PhishMe, a global provider of phishing defense solutions for the enterprise, has announced that registration is open for its inaugural phishing defense summit and user conference, called PhishMe Submerge. This first-of-its-kind event, which is taking place Sept. 28-29 in Orlando, FL, will bring together industry experts with practitioners who are on the front lines to discuss the security threat landscape and share phishing defense strategies. Featured speakers will include Grady Summers, CTO of FireEye as the opening keynote speaker, along with PhishMe’s Co-Founders, Rohyt Belani, CEO, and Aaron Higbee, CTO.

Reality-checking Mr.Robot Ransomware

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!

USA Network’s television show, Mr.Robot, kicked off Season 2 with a BANG!   The program features the exploits of a hacker named Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) who uses the alias “Mr.Robot” to work with a team of hackers who call themselves F-Society and have as their mission the destruction of a major corporation that they call “Evil Corp,” whose logo calls back to the Big Corporate Corruption of Enron. In this episode, the attack is against the “Bank of E.”

PhishMe Expands Senior Leadership Team

Global Leader in Phishing Defense Hires Experienced Engineering and Professional Services Leaders to Support Company’s Hyper-Growth

LEESBURG, VA, July 7, 2016 PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has made two senior hires in Wade Weeks and Joshua Nicholson to complement its management team. The addition of these gentlemen furthers PhishMe’s continued commitment to innovating to outpace the changing tactics of the adversaries, while supporting its customers with access to an industry-leading professional services team that complements its bleeding-edge technologies.

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 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.

Cofense 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.