Cofense Appoints Phishing Defense Expert Tonia Dudley as Security Solutions Advisor

Fortune 50 Security industry veteran positioned to drive key programs that boost customers’ cybersecurity resiliency and improve incident response efforts

Leesburg, VA — July 11, 2018Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, today announced the appointment of Tonia Dudley to serve as the company’s first Security Solutions Advisor. In this role, Tonia will focus on phishing defense advocacy while demonstrating how Cofense phishing defense solutions helps organizations across the globe minimizing the impact of phishing attacks while reducing the cost of operations. Tonia will evangelize Cofense’s approach to phishing defense and incident response to new and existing customers, prospects and the overall information technology market through a variety of speaking engagements, publishing platforms and media opportunities. Tonia also plans on advising Cofense product teams on specific customer and market-driven needs to help streamline product roadmaps and create Cofense’s inaugural international customer advisory board.

Geodo Malware Targets Patriots with Phishing Attack on Eve of American Independence Day Holiday

By Brendan Griffin and Max Gannon

A classic phishing technique involves timing attacks to match major holidays and other global and regional events. One example of this scenario in a phishing attack captured by Cofense Intelligence™ delivering the Geodo botnet malware on July 3, 2018. In this attack the threat actor appeals to the patriotic nature of the Fourth of July holiday and recipients’ sense of patriotism in its content. In these messages, the attacker reminds the recipient of the sacrifices of American service member as part of a narrative designed to entice victims to click on the link in the messages to access an Independence Day-themed greeting card. In doing so, the victim will receive a Microsoft Word document equipped with macro scripting designed to download and run the Geodo malware.

The Washington Post Names Cofense a 2018 Top Workplace

Distinguished Best Places to Work Award Marks Third Consecutive Workplace Win for Cofense This Year

Leesburg, VA – June 22, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Washington Post for the second year in a row. This fifth annual list honors the top 150 companies to work for in the Greater Washington D.C. area, with Cofense recognized as one of only four pure-play cybersecurity companies and 53rd overall on the list.

Cofense Triage Named One of the Best Security Software Solutions of 2018 by CSO Online

Phishing-specific incident response platform is regarded by independent industry-experts as one of the most advanced defenses against phishing

LEESBURG, VA – June 14, 2018: Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced today their phishing-specific incident response platform, Cofense Triage™, was named one of the best security software solutions of 2018 by CSO Online. The roundup includes 12 cutting-edge solutions that were rigorously tested and independently reviewed by CSO and are considered to be among the overall best security solutions available in 2018.

Cofense launches new cloud security service, CloudSeeker, to address security risks around shadow IT

Free tool gives enterprises visibility into cyber exposure caused by the proliferation of cloud services and ability to tackle the visibility gap caused by unsanctioned IT

Leesburg, VA and London, UK – April 6, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, today announced its new free cloud discovery utility –  CloudSeeker™. The tool helps organizations understand what SaaS applications are in use by an organization – sanctioned or not – and allows them to identify configured cloud services. CloudSeeker can shine a light on which cloud properties an attacker may impersonate to increase authenticity of phishing attacks.

Cofense Named ‘Best Place to Work’ by Washington Business Journal

LEESBURG, VA, June 1, 2018Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for the third consecutive year by the Washington Business Journal’s 12th annual Best Places to Work program. The company was ranked within the ‘Large Companies’ category, which is comprised of organizations that have 50-249 local employees.

ADT Partners with Cofense to Provide Phishing Solutions for Enterprises and Mid-Sized Companies

Cofense Triage™ Phishing Incident Response Bolsters ADT Cybersecurity’s Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Offering

LEESBURG, VA and BOCA RATON, FL, May 15, 2018 – ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, and Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, today announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers. ADT Cybersecurity provides enterprise and mid-market businesses with managed detection and response (MDR) services to combat advanced cyberthreats in real time. This service is now augmented by Cofense Triage, the first phishing-specific automated incident response platform.