Cofense Names Tonia Dudley VP, Chief Information Security Officer, and Josh Bartolomie VP, Global Threat Services

Leesburg, Va. – Sept. 15, 2022 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, is pleased to share the recent advancements of two key team members: Tonia Dudley was promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, and Josh Bartolomie was promoted to Vice President, Global Threat Services. Both Dudley and Bartolomie have held positions at Cofense since 2018, bringing to their new roles extensive historical knowledge and unique experience with both Cofense’s technologies and customers.

“Tonia and Josh each have a proven track record of excellent work, and over the years have been dedicated team members and mentors to their colleagues at Cofense,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-Founder of Cofense. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tonia and Josh during their time here at Cofense, and I have full confidence that they will continue to provide our customers with industry leading email security solutions in their new positions.”

In her new role focused on Cofense’s information security practices, Dudley will inspire security champions and prioritize Cofense’s culture of trusted cross functional partnerships, service, and continuous improvement both internally and externally. She will also develop and nurture relationships within the security awareness, security operations and threat intelligence communities and provide them with up-to-date information on threats and security vulnerabilities that their organizations may face related to phishing defense.

As Vice President of Global Threat Services, Bartolomie will drive systemic cybersecurity research, innovation, and continuous improvements to optimize Cofense’s threat services, environmental awareness, and ability to rapidly identify and address emerging cyber threats. He will place a strong focus on mentoring and empowering Cofense staff to leverage intelligent design and systems thinking for strategic ideation of product and service enhancements. Additionally, Bartolomie will continue to leverage his subject matter expertise to forecast future cyber security requirements and gaps, so that Cofense can continue to provide leading edge solutions to customers.

With over 15 years of cybersecurity experience, Dudley has managed programs in incident response, security awareness, and IT compliance for large, global organizations such as Honeywell and Charles Schwab. She also plays an active role on the National Cybersecurity Alliance advising on industry trends and phishing expertise as a member of the Executive Committee, holding the role of Secretary.

Prior to joining Cofense, Bartolomie has designed, built, and managed multifaceted security operations centers, incident response teams, and security architecture and compliance groups for large, global organizations such as Exelis, L3Harris, and Cognizant. With more than 25 years of information technology and cybersecurity experience, he has focused on designing solutions that address real world gaps and provide immediate value to cybersecurity defenders and organizations around the world.

To learn more about Cofense, please visit www.cofense.com. In preparation for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, download a free security awareness toolkit which includes a presentation, infographics, email banners, screensavers and more – all designed to support your employees as they do their part to recognize and report phishing emails.

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 32+ million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Cofense PDR Solutions Now Available on Carahsoft GSA Schedule

Cofense PDR Solutions Now Available on Carahsoft GSA Schedule

New Award Makes Cofense’s Comprehensive Security Platform Available to Federal, State and Local Agencies

LEESBURG, VA. and RESTON, Va. — June 14, 2022 Cofense®, the leading provider of Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) solutions and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that Carahsoft has added Cofense’s products to its GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), making the company’s end-to-end email security platform widely available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft and its reseller partners.

Cofense’s enterprise security program protects agencies from malware threats, ransomware, and other scams that routinely bypass traditional email security platform, such as secure email gateways (SEGs). With insights from a global network of millions of users, their phishing detection and response (PDR) platform delivers strategies and tools to efficiently mitigate threats in minutes by combining the power of crowdsourced intelligence and automated technology. Cofense also offers education and simulations to train employees to recognize and report phishing attempts. To ensure the strongest defense, Cofense encourages Government agencies to layer their email security strategy to combat evolving threats.

“With over 90% of cyber attacks starting with an email, it’s imperative that all organizations have access to a comprehensive FedRAMP Moderate email security program that can detect, protect and respond to this evolving threat landscape,” said Brandi Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Cofense. “This partnership is the next step in our commitment to the public sector as we are excited to provide Federal agencies with top-of-the-line solutions to address all email security threats through our work with Carahsoft and its reseller partners.”

Carahsoft’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is an IT procurement contract vehicle that provides government customers’ state-of-the-art IT products, solutions, and services needed to serve the public. In addition to the GSA MAS contract, Cofense is also available on Carahsoft’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), OMNIA Partners, The Quilt and several state-specific contracts. Cofense solutions are also available through Carahsoft’s reseller partner contracts including TX-DIR.

“As government phishing attacks continue to increase at a rapid pace, the expanded availability of Cofense’s FedRAMP-authorized solutions is well timed. Cofense’s solutions meet the FedRAMP Moderate Authorization providing over 300 controls which are vital to protect agencies’ systems,” said Alex Whitworth, Sales Director who manages the Cofense at Carahsoft. “With the Cofense platform now available on GSA through Carahsoft and our reseller partners, the Public Sector has streamlined access to advanced AI-based automation solutions to protect their agencies against phishing attacks.”

Enriched with robust threat intelligence from the Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC), which analyzes millions of user-reported emails, Cofense’s 2022 Annual State of Phishing Report found that more than 67% of phishing attempts reported by end users are credential phish. Catching and removing these emails before an employee even faces a phish in their inbox is critical for the success of today’s security programs. This makes Cofense’s security program which provides comprehensive email protection, attack response and threat insights invaluable to protecting critical environments, such as Federal Government infrastructure.

Cofense is available through Carahsoft’s Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902, The Quilt Master Service Agreement Number MSA05012019-F and additional State, Local, and Education Contracts. For more information, contact the Cofense team at Carahsoft at (888)-662-2724 or [email protected]

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 30 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.

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Cofense Annual Phishing Report Highlights 10 Point Increase in Credential Phishing

67% of all phishing emails observed are credential phishing; new report highlights ways that traditional technology can’t keep up with phishing tactics

March 30, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LEESBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cofense®, the leading provider of Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) solutions, today released its 2022 Annual State of Phishing Report, which sheds light on the value of human reporting and the downfall of relying too heavily on technology controls to prevent phishing. As observed by the Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC), phishing attacks containing malicious URLs were four times more likely to bypass secure email gateways than those with attachments.

Cofense has equipped more than 32 million people in organizations across the globe to report suspicious emails through Cofense Reporter™, an easy to use, one-click email toolbar button. As a result, Cofense has access to a dynamic and vast dataset of advanced phishing threat intelligence – with more visibility into the actionable phishing emails that are bypassing secure email gateways and hitting user inboxes than any other security company.

Key insights from Cofense’s research and analysis from 2021 include:

  • Credential phishing continues to be the top threat facing organizations, increasing 10 percentage points since 2020
    • 67% of all phishing emails observed are credential phishing
    • 52% of all credential phish were branded as Microsoft
  • Cofense observed nearly 100 unique malware families, representing the complicated landscape of distinct threats organizations need to keep up with
  • The healthcare industry continues to be the top target of business email compromise (BEC) attacks
    • 16% of malicious emails found in healthcare environments were BEC attacks
  • Threats continue to break through into environments protected by email security vendors
    • Of the Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) analyzed by Cofense’s Phishing Defense Center, 80% contained malicious URLs found in the body of the email, while 20% utilized nefarious attachments.
  • Organizations are increasingly aligning their employee simulation training with real threats known to be targeting their organization
    • Cofense saw a 7-point increase in simulations based on credential phishing in 2021

“Early on in our journey as a company, we grew our focus from solely security awareness simulation training to more broadly addressing the real phishing threats facing organizations. We knew solving these problems would require continuous innovation, and in 2021 we were proud to take our multi-layered email security architecture to a whole new level through the acquisition of Cyberfish and the launch of brand-new product capabilities,” said Aaron Higbee, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Cofense.

“If there is anything I hope the industry takes away from Cofense’s 2022 Annual State of Phishing Report, it is that threat actors are innovating but SEGs are not, and well-conditioned users report real phish. Cofense is the only email security company that detects phish that have bypassed all major SEG vendors. I believe the number of real phish, reported by real users, found in all major SEG environments speaks for itself,” added Higbee.

Report Available Now

To download the Cofense Annual State of Phishing Report, or to register for the free Cofense webinar taking place today, March 30 at 1pmET, visit https://cofense.com/annualreport.

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Cofense Launches Cofense Validator to Help Organizations Evaluate the Efficacy of Secure Email Gateways Against Real Threats

Leesburg, Va. – February 9, 2022 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced Cofense Validator, a new and innovative solution designed to empower organizations to independently understand the effectiveness of their secure email gateways (SEGs) by testing them with active, live phishing threats.

Organizations spend a significant portion of their budget on secure email gateways to prevent phishing attacks. Cofense Validator is the first product in the marketplace that offers the ability to continuously evaluate this spend against peers using live phishing data.

Cofense is the only email security company that detects phish that have bypassed SEGs from all major vendors. This dynamic dataset of advanced phishing threat intelligence fuels Cofense Validator on a constant basis offering the ability for continuous validation of a SEG’s abilities. With Cofense Validator, users can:

  • Independently test SEG vendors’ claims of “stopping 99% of phishing”
  • Benchmark how their SEG compares to other vendors for different phishing tactics
  • Collaborate with peers on configuration best practices
  • Quickly evaluate how changes to their SEG’s configurations enhance or degrade efficacy
  • Proactively alert security teams when filtering changes may have been made by other departments

“There are numerous options out there when it comes to selecting a secure email gateway, and they promise to block 99% of bad emails, some at a much higher cost than others,” said Aaron Higbee, Cofense CTO and co-founder. “Until now, customers had to rely on ridiculously contrived bake-offs conducted by the SEG vendors using self-serving datasets. Of course, they are going to pass their own test. They know how difficult it is for customers to curate live phishing data to perform their own independent testing. Cofense’s 24×7 visibility into threats such as BEC, ransomware, credential harvesting and malicious attachments that have bypassed major SEGs allows Cofense Validator to be the only objective analyzer of SEG performance.”

Cofense Validator works by sending real, in-the-wild phishing threats identified by Cofense through a customer’s SEG to see how effective it is at stopping those active threats. Customers realize instant ROI through reports with immediately actionable information. Cofense Validator uses what we know about advanced phishing tactics from Cofense Intelligence to test SEG effectiveness against current, verifiable, live phishing threats – not older threats that are already found on common access deny lists or threats that are cherry picked specifically to make a SEG evaluation look good.

To learn more about how Cofense Validator is helping organizations determine the effectiveness of their SEGs and make more informed buying decisions, click here.

To schedule a free trial of Cofense Validator, click here.

About Cofense
Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cofense Joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)

As part of MISA, Cofense will partner with Microsoft to enable Azure Active Directory users to onboard onto Cofense’s phish awareness training and anti-phish simulation services

Leesburg, Va. – October 26, 2021 – Cofense® has announced today that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats. Cofense was nominated for membership based on Cofense PhishMe’s Recipient Sync feature, which allows operators to automatically provision and update users from their organization’s Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) to their PhishMe master recipient list. With Azure AD, customers can manage user access, provision user accounts, and enable single sign-on with Cofense Recipient Sync.

Cofense PhishMe conditions users to recognize and report email threats through simulation training. A key component to an effective training program is properly managing the users consistently. Customers have the ability to track their organization’s progress – or resiliency rate – over time and compare their performance to industry rates; create specific reporting for senior management and the Board; and identify individuals, groups, and departments that need enhanced training. Customers are able to track behavioral change and how well employees are spotting and reporting threats via Cofense Reporter. Reporter activity is also tracked over time and each individual obtains a reporting score based on their performance.

“By joining MISA, Cofense will deepen its integration relationship with Microsoft security products. By supporting Microsoft Azure AD user provisioning and single sign-on, organizations can get started quickly with Cofense PhishMe by streamlining access. With ransomware, business email compromise (BEC), credential phishing and other phishing attacks growing, deploying a comprehensive system that continues to get smarter and faster as it learns, is a win-win for any size organization,” Cofense CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani said.

“The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association’s vibrant security ecosystem is valuable to our shared customers because it reduces the cost and complexity of integrating disparate security tools,” said Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association Lead.

Cofense combines a global network of 32 million people reporting phish with advanced AI-based automation to stop phishing attacks fast. Cofense customers can have a complete solution that stops the volume of emails at the gateway, identifies through AI-based automation the emails that do get past the gateway, and provides a final net – people report suspected phish based on their simulation training.

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cofense Wins AI-Based Cybersecurity Solution of the Year in 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards

Leesburg, Va. – Oct. 5, 2021 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, has been named the 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards winner for the AI-based Cybersecurity Solution of the Year category. Judged by an independent panel of experts in the information security industry, the Breakthrough Awards program recognizes the cybersecurity industry’s top companies, innovations and professionals. Cofense is the only company that combines a global network of 32 million people reporting phish with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) based automation to stop phishing attacks fast.

As phishing attacks continue to grow more sophisticated, persistent and adaptable, millions of ransomwarebusiness email compromise (BEC) and credential harvesting attacks are bypassing expensive email security technology every year. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. Along with the Breakthrough Awards, Cofense recently earned recognition from three additional trusted sources:

“We are excited and grateful for all of this great recognition! The Cofense team continues to focus on innovative ways to solve our customers’ phishing problems and the FISSEA People’s Choice award is a testament to that. Since we started the company, we have led the charge to stop phish. Our comprehensive email security solutions – from education to auto quarantining and threat removal– is second to none,” said Keith Ibarguen, Cofense Chief Product Officer.

Through a network of phishing detection and response products, Cofense continues to set the industry standard for quality phishing defense. The 2020 introduction of the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response platform (PDR) – deployed as an integrated suite of products or delivered as a comprehensive, managed service (Managed PDR) – effectively stops phishing attacks and combats the savviness of attackers through a combination of people and automated technology to quickly reduce and remove the risk. For more information about Cofense, please visit www.cofense.com.

“We pioneered the use of crowdsourced phishing intelligence to stop attacks,” continued Ibarguen. “Our ability to close the loop from detection to removal of threats is what sets Cofense apart. By leveraging our phishing intelligence to proactively stop attacks and use that intelligence to teach our AI engine to continuously get smarter sets our solutions apart and powers our market leadership.”

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 25 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cofense Strengthens Focus on Business Email Compromise with Addition of Ronnie Tokazowski as Principal Threat Advisor

Leesburg, Va. – Sept. 21, 2021 –  Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, has appointed Ronnie Tokazowski as Principal Threat Advisor. Tokazowski brings to the Cofense team a wealth of firsthand knowledge and research on Business email compromise (BEC), which will bolster the company’s mission to support organizations in the fight against all types of email attacks including BEC.

Cofense’s 2021 Annual Report showed that 6% of reported malicious emails over the last year were BEC. And according to the latest FBI Internet Crime Report, this phishing tactic caused nearly $2B in financial losses for businesses in 2020. Damage caused by BEC attacks can also include reputational and brand damage, presenting serious business risk that organizations should be taking steps to address. In his role at Cofense, Tokazowski will be focusing on BEC threats in an effort to further Cofense’s research, threat intelligence, and product features to better protect customers against this impactful threat.

“Cofense is thrilled to welcome Ronnie to the company. I’ve personally known Ronnie for a long time and look forward to his professional contributions in furthering Cofense’s mission of stopping all forms of email attacks by guiding enhancements based on his unparalleled insights in that area,” said Rohyt Belani, Co-founder and CEO, Cofense.

Tokazowski’s proven track record as a security researcher includes experience reverse engineering crimeware and APT malware, creating decoders and IOCs for detecting malicious attacks, and using active defense techniques against cyber criminals attempting to exploit organizations via BEC attacks. Previously, Tokazowski was senior threat researcher at Agari, following his roles as senior malware analyst at Flashpoint and senior researcher at Cofense.

“Business email compromise not only creates significant financial loss for businesses, but at the human level, BEC can take a serious mental toll when someone realizes they have been caught up in a scam with massive implications for their organization,” added Tokazowski. “There is no single technology solution to prevent BEC attacks, so we must empower organizations with a combination of technology, process and user awareness. I have been impressed with Cofense’s continued innovation and expansion of their phishing detection and response solutions, and I am excited to return to the company to help organizations prepare for and prevent BEC.”

Tokazowski has significant experience and knowledge in creating actionable intelligence reports detailing emerging trends in cybersecurity and will be brining that to Cofense. He has also collaborated with multiple law enforcement and government agencies to identify fraudulent and criminal activities targeting victims across the world and collaborates directly with current and former scammers to understand how cybercrime works from their perspective, including forging bank statements and other documents as part of active defense engagements to glean intelligence. Tokazowski has also contributed greatly to the tech community through raising money and awareness for Nigerian tech hub, Future Labs, for training the next generation of youth, and creating IntroTech and other networking locations for victims and security researchers to connect.

For more information about Cofense’s Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) solutions, please visit www.cofense.com.

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of nearly 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cofense Delivers Industry’s First Cloud-Native Email Security for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace – Deployable in Less than a Minute

Leesburg, Va. – July 19, 2021 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today launched Cofense Protect MSP, a phishing protection solution that’s designed for managed services providers (MSPs) tasked with protecting small and medium businesses (SMBs) against phishing attacks. With 96% of all cyberattacks starting with phishing, and 1.5 million phishing websites created every month, MSPs need a solution that is easy to deploy, requires no ongoing maintenance, offers monthly billing, offers a single interface for training and protection technology, and is designed with multi-tenancy functionality – that’s Cofense Protect MSP.

Cofense Protect MSP pairs Computer Vision (a field of artificial intelligence) that simulates how humans see, with Cofense PhishMe’s real-world simulation training. Last year alone, our Computer Vision technology scanned more than 180 million emails and more than 545 million URLs, offering real-time threat intelligence on what had bypassed secure email gateways (SEGs) and neutralized those threats. Cofense PhishMe, the phishing simulation technology used by a quarter of the Fortune 1000, is built into the same user interface and will allow Cofense MSP partners to simulate the latest threats known to bypass SEGs and empower their customers’ employees to be more resilient.

“We know that current SEGs built on legacy architectures continue to miss phishing attacks every day, they are expensive, and not built to deploy with ease in cloud environments. We can help MSPs reduce the number of email security vendor solutions for their customers while also reducing risk and cost. Cofense Protect MSP was built for, and is already protecting, hundreds of MSPs and their customers of varying sizes, all activated with one click in less than a minute,” said Rohyt Belani, Cofense co-founder and CEO. “And by integrating the intelligence from over 32 million Cofense customers around the world reporting suspected phish into a perpetual feedback loop, all of the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response products continue to get smarter and faster. The icing on the cake, so as to speak, is that the offering also includes an industry-leading training and awareness offering.”

According to Gartner, “Artificial intelligence (AI) methods and techniques are being integrated into products in many security market segments, potentially making this technology, in aggregate, the largest impact on attack detection development for the next five to eight years. AI technology’s impact on attack detection products will be felt in waves over the next eight years: network, modeling, anomalies and phishing (in that order)1.”

Gartner further states that “Innovative product leaders are addressing these challenges by introducing AI models that focus on detecting potential security threats earlier with greater accuracy and empowering security analysts to prioritize these data faster to achieve lower risk with high business value outcomes.” Key to that is: “Machine Learning (ML) models turn the challenge of overwhelming data volumes into an asset insofar as they have voracious appetites for data. The more you ‘feed’ them quality data, the more accurate and ‘intelligent’ their analysis becomes over time. Alternative to fixed traditional rule-sets, ML-driven systems learn and improve and become more efficient over time2.”

“Cofense is especially proud to be launching Cofense Protect MSP as our newest service offering for MSPs,” said Rob Iannicello, VP, Worldwide Channel and Alliances, Cofense. “Organizations want phishing simulations delivered as part of a phishing defense solution-as-a-service for a reasonable price. Cofense Protect MSP also – and maybe foremost – provides phishing protection for MSPs themselves at no charge in our ‘protect your house’ program. We look forward to working with our MSP partners to earn great margins, add new revenue streams, incorporate monthly billing options and ‘set and forget’ deployments to protect their customers from phishing attacks.”

Please visit here to “protect your house” and start a free trial of Cofense Protect MSP or here to schedule a demo.

Through the acquisition of Cyberfish and integration of Computer Vision technology, Cofense eliminates the need for legacy email security solutions and stand-alone security awareness offerings. For more information about Cofense’s phishing detection and response solutions, please visit https://cofense.com/.

1, 2 Gartner, “Emerging Technologies: AI in Security Attack Detection, Mark Driver, Elizabeth Kim, Swati Rakheja, Rustam Malik, 10 May 2021

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of nearly 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cofense Virtual Roadshow: How Many Email Security Vendors can you Eliminate?

Leesburg, Virginia – May 20, 2021 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced the details of their Global Virtual Roadshow, “There Are Phish In Your Inbox”, a series of executive-led events taking place May 25-26, 2021. Phishing continues to be the most successful attack technique used by cyber criminals today. During this live event, global security leaders will gain firsthand knowledge of how Cofense’s end-to-end phishing detection and response (PDR) solution seamlessly automates the removal of phish from enterprise environments.

Cofense’s solutions leverage global crowd-sourced phishing intelligence from over 26 million people reporting suspected phish, and offer personalized security reports, actionable intelligence, and direct access to phishing experts. In February 2021, Cofense celebrated five years of zero breaches – in five years, no customer using the Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) experienced a breach resulting from a phishing attack. As a result of Cofense’s acquisition of Cyberfish, they will ultimately offer a one-stop shop for an organization’s email security needs, eliminating the need for many expensive and slow-to-deploy legacy solutions.

Regional Dates and Registration

What Attendees Can Expect

  • Insights into how enterprise organizations can reduce risk and cost of digital transformation, improve security posture, and rapidly detect and respond to phishing attacks in minutes, not days or weeks
  • Details about how Cofense’s cloud-native PDR platform combines high-fidelity phishing intelligence with advanced automation capabilities; and when used with the existing email security provided by Microsoft or Google, can eliminate the need for expensive, slow-to-deploy email security solutions
  • Keynote, The Future of Email Security, led by Cofense Co-Founder and CEO, Rohyt Belani, and a Technology and Innovation Update, led by Cofense Co-Founder and CTO, Aaron Higbee
  • Fireside chats with regional Cofense Customer Advisory Board (CAB) members, as well as live Q&A sessions

“When it comes to phishing threats, every second counts. Undetected threats can lurk in a network for weeks or months, and can cost an organization millions of dollars. Cofense is proud to offer three regional versions of our newest event, designed to help attendees learn how to catch and quarantine phish within minutes across their entire organization,” said Belani. “This event’s title wasn’t dubbed ‘there are phish in your inbox’ for no reason. Phish hit employee inboxes every day, and the legacy technology being used to stop these threats isn’t enough. We hope current and future customers, as well as security leaders interested in the latest phishing threats, will join us for this first of its kind event.”

For more information about Cofense, please visit www.cofense.com.

About Cofense

Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of over 26 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. When deploying the full suite of Cofense solutions, organizations can educate employees on how to identify and report phish, detect phish in their environment and respond quickly to remediate threats. With seamless integration into most major TIPs, SIEMs, and SOARs, Cofense solutions easily align with existing security ecosystems. Across a broad set of Global 1000 enterprise customers, including defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, Cofense understands how to improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. For additional information, please visit www.cofense.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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