Leesburg, VA – May 05, 2017 – PhishMe (cofense.com), the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that co-founders Rohyt Belani, CEO, and Aaron Higbee, CTO, have both been named 2017 Tech Titans by Washingtonian magazine. Every two years, the magazine identifies 100 influential people in the Washington, D.C. area technology scene from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies who have made substantial contributions to the community. The list is compiled based on research and interviews conducted between the editors and local technology leaders.
Tysons, VA, April 25, 2017 – EY today announced that CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani of PhishMe is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rohyt Belani was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
Before investing in any type of security solution, you need to know your money will be well spent.
That’s especially true for security professionals shopping for antiphishing solutions, hence why PhishMe commissioned Forrester Research, Inc. to research the effectiveness of PhishMe’s complete phishing defense solution among key customers.
Industry Veteran to Position PhishMe for Continued Global Expansion and Explosive Growth
Leesburg, VA – March 30, 2017 – PhishMe® (cofense.com), the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, appointed technology industry veteran Mel Wesley to head up its finance department as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As PhishMe’s CFO, Wesley will shepherd the company as it continues to grow aggressively, capitalizing on the burgeoning demand for its solutions that thwart cyber attackers in their tracks.
We are excited to announce that PhishMe has been selected as a finalist for the 13th Annual 2017 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards in not just 1 but 4 different categories!
- The first award is for Rohyt Belani, who has been honored as a “CEO of the Year” category winner of the 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards for the second year in a row.
- Fellow co-founder and CTO, Aaron Higbee, was honored as a finalist for the “CTO of the Year” category award.
- PhishMe also was selected as a finalist for the “Best Security Service” and “Best Deployments in U.S.A.” award categories.
These prestigious global awards, put on by one of the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a CEO of the Year by Info Security Products Guide for a second year in a row,” said Belani. “You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. The real winners are the talented employees at PhishMe. These awards are proof of the hard work and dedication of every member of the PhishMe team.”
Belani and Higbee have led PhishMe from its infancy to a company with more than 200 employees and 892 percent growth in just 3 years, establishing themselves along the way as thought leaders in the cybersecurity industry. The company has secured several other major industry accolades including recognition in the 2016 SC Magazine Awards, Inc 5000 and the Deloitte Fast 500.
PhishMe’s world-class solution has emerged as a dominant force in the phishing threat management space with almost half of the Fortune 100 companies using its platform for attack identification, human-verified intelligence and incident response. The company’s achievements in 2016 have cemented its position as an innovator at the forefront of phishing defense technologies and laid the groundwork for further innovation in the coming years.
We look forward to seeing you all at RSA Conference in San Francisco, where we have two different booths: S1715 in the South Expo and N4601 in the North Expo.
To learn more about the 2017 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/world/.
Fresh off our win in the same category last year, we’re thrilled that PhishMe Simulator has been chosen as a finalist once again in the 2017 SC Magazine Awards for Best IT Security-Related Training Platform. The award highlights companies and organizations that provide end-user awareness training programs for enterprises to ensure that employees are knowledgeable and supportive of IT security and risk management plans.
We’ve worked hard to live up to the honor of winning this prestigious award and many others such as being named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer Based Training.
This industry recognition reinforces PhishMe’s commitment to delivering the best solutions to combat today’s top cyberthreats such as phishing emails and their malicious intent – whether malware, BEC or credential theft. These types of attacks show no signs of slowing down – and neither will PhishMe. Just recently, Europol named ransomware the top cybercrime threat and our own PhishMe Q3 Malware Review showed that 97 percent of phishing emails now contain some form of ransomware.
As the reigning winner of this award, we have strived to spread our philosophy that Awareness is Not Enough. By leveraging our unique approach to phishing defense, our customers have been able to train their employees to be security assets instead of vulnerabilities by behaviorally conditioning them to identify and report threats. As such, we look forward to being considered by the judges as a finalist for another year in the training program category.
By empowering employees with the proper conditioning needed to detect and report malicious phishing emails, our users quickly and efficiently assess organizational risk, identify areas for additional improvement as well as provide security teams with effective intelligence that allows them to respond to incidents in a timely manner. In some cases, this type of conditioning has reduced a company’s overall susceptibility by more than 95 percent.
We’re excited to find out if we’ve made the cut again during the awards ceremony Tuesday, February 14 2017 at the Intercontinental San Francisco. Wish us luck!
To learn more about the SC Magazine Awards, visit https://www.scmagazine.com/awards/
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We are thrilled to announce that our Co-Founder and CEO Rohyt Belani has been named a finalist in the technology category for DC Inno’s 50 on Fire Awards. These are awards recognize the top 50 movers and shakers in Washington, D.C. across a variety of business verticals and practice, honored for their innovation, energy and contributions to their respective fields while making a big impact on the Washington, D.C. area.
Finalists have been carefully selected by DC Inno staff based on their 2016 editorial coverage of news and announcements, followed by an expert judging panel who will whittle down the top 50 honorees honored this year.
DC Inno recognizes professionals across a wide range of industry verticals, including: Community, Design, Education, Government & Advocacy, Healthcare & Medicine, Investment, Lifestyle, Marketing & Advertising, and Technology.
Read more about the 50 on Fire Awards on the DC Inno Blog.
Did you know that PhishMe was recently named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016 by the Washington Business Journal? Check out our recent press release to learn more.
Palo Alto Networks, AVANGRID, and others honored at Submerge 2016 for their innovative work in phishing prevention.
Leesburg, VA – October 14, 2016 – PhishMe, a global provider of phishing defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, has announced the winners of the PhishMe Excellence Awards at Submerge 2016, its inaugural phishing and defense summit and user conference. PhishMe chose the winners for their innovative, successful programs designed to combat phishing attacks and protect their enterprise from the risks of malware infiltration and fraud loss.
An anonymous panel of judges comprised of PhishMe product experts, industry leaders and security professionals reviewed the applications and designated the following companies winners across a number of different categories.
- AVANGRID, Inc. a diversified energy and utility company, received the Phishing Defense Program of the Year, for consistently demonstrating the most effective all-around, top-performing phishing defense program with superior performance in detection, alerting, reporting, training, participation and results.
- Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, received the Most Innovative Phishing Defense Program Award, which recognized the company’s ability to think outside the box to leverage fresh approaches to achieve optimal training effectiveness and boost company-wide cyber education participation.
- Additionally, PhishMe recognized industry leaders for achievements in the field of incident response, honoring the team that demonstrated superior overall process of responding to phishing threats in the Incident Response Team of the Year category, and the PhishMe Community Trailblazer of the Year, an award created to recognize the PhishMe user who has gone above and beyond in their phishing defense efforts.
Co-founders Rohyt Belani, PhishMe CEO, and Aaron Higbee, PhishMe CTO, presented the awards to the winners on-stage at the PhishMe Submerge Conference in Orlando, Florida. More than 100 phishing defense professionals attended this inaugural conference, which provided them with opportunities to learn from industry experts while networking with peers and other PhishMe users from all over the world.
After the award ceremony, Belani commented, “I would like to extend my huge congratulations to our winners and to all those who applied for the PhishMe Excellence Awards this year. The quality of the submissions was outstanding and a credit to the entire industry. I’m highly encouraged to see the commitment companies and individuals exhibit in protecting their businesses against increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks. PhishMe is very proud to be part of such a remarkable and growing community and we look forward to seeing everyone next year at Submerge 2017.”
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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.
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We are proud to confirm that PhishMe has been named as a finalist in two categories at the 2016 Computing Security Awards. PhishMe Simulator is shortlisted for ‘Anti Phishing Solution of the Year’ and ‘The Human Factor Award’ at a ceremony set to take place at London’s Cumberland Hotel on October 13th, 2016.
The Computing Security Awards champions the solutions and providers that help to keep organizations secure. Shortlisted for two distinct categories, PhishMe has been recognized not only for developing innovative human phishing defense and intelligence solutions, but also for its services to help organizations reduce phishing risk and susceptibility of human error-related data breaches.
With over 20 million employees trained in 160 countries, PhishMe Simulator has been proven to reduce the threat of employees falling victim to advanced cyber-attacks by up to 95%. The shortlisting at the Computing Security Awards is a credit to the hard work of the PhishMe research teams who use real phishing emails to create timely examples and content focused on today’s greatest threats such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Ransomware, transforming the entire workforce into an empowered line of defense against phishing.
Voting is open to the public so don’t forget to lend your support for us here and you can share on Twitter @PhishMe to help spread the word! The winners will be announced on 13 October at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch, London.
PhishMe is proud to announce our first-ever PhishMe Excellence Awards, taking place at our inaugural phishing defense summit and user conference, PhishMe Submerge, this September.
The PhishMe Excellence Awards showcase the outstanding achievements of security professionals to defend their companies against the damages of phishing. The companies and individuals recognized by the PhishMe Excellence awards are industry leaders, chosen for their innovative, successful programs to combat phishing attacks and protect their enterprise from the risks of malware infiltration and fraud loss.
Awards are distributed for performance excellence in three categories:
- Phishing Defense Program of the Year: The most effective all-around, top performing, defensive phishing program across a comprehensive list of components including detection, alerting, reporting, employee training, employee participation, and results.
- Incident Response Team of the Year: The top incident response team based on either of the following:
- 1) Single Incident: scope of the incident, potential for damage, response strategy and cost/time saving value of the resolution; or
- 2) Overall Process: the incident response team with the best ongoing process, system of detecting and deflecting the incident and minimizing the overall impact of phishing in the organization on an ongoing basis.
- Most Innovative Phishing Defense Program: The most innovative phishing program implementation across an organization which could include contests, gamification, incentives, and other fresh approaches to improve training effectiveness and boost participation throughout the company.
All award submissions will be reviewed by an un-biased, anonymous panel of judges comprised of PhishMe product experts, industry leaders and security professionals.
Award entries open today, September 1st 2016. Deadline for submission is September 19th, 2016.
Don’t delay – download the official PhishMe Awards Form 2016 and submit your nomination.
Winners and finalists will be recognized on-stage at the PhishMe Submerge Conference Awards Opening Session on Thursday, September 29 in Orlando, Florida. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be included in PhishMe Excellence Awards press releases, media announcement and featured on the PhishMe website. Each category winner is asked to select a charity of choice to receive a contribution in appreciation of their success.
To register for PhishMe Submerge, please visit http://submerge.cofense.wpengine.com/.