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 30 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 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.

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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 30 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 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.

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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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Cofense Co-Founder and CTO Aaron Higbee Named 2021 Washingtonian Tech Titan

Leesburg, Va. – May 14, 2021 – Cofense, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced that Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Aaron Higbee was named to Washingtonian’s 2021 Class of Tech Titans. Higbee, listed under cybersecurity specialists, was one of less than 200 people featured on Washingtonian’s exclusive list of the most important and innovative leaders in Washington’s digital economy who proved resilient in the face of COVID-19.

This win marks the second time that Higbee has been named a Tech Titan, also having earned the title in 2017 along with Cofense Co-founder and CEO, Rohyt Belani. Higbee pioneered the best practice of phishing simulations which are now embraced by security teams in every major industry. His leadership at Cofense has contributed to the company’s position as the global leader in intelligent phishing defense, resulting in a network of over 26 million people around the world who identify, report and share suspected phish information providing security operations teams with actionable phishing intelligence. He is named as an inventor on 19 granted U.S. patents, as well as other pending U.S. and international patent applications.

“When a major event or emergency arises, phishing emails exploiting human emotions and global attention are never far behind. The COVID-19 pandemic was no exception, and malicious actors actively capitalized on natural human emotions in response to this public health crisis,” said Belani. “I am proud to work with Aaron, who worked tirelessly with our team to equip cybersecurity teams with accurate, up to date information related to the upsurge in COVID-19 related phishing emails and malware through our Coronavirus Phishing Infocenter launched in March 2020 to help protect organizations and end users during this public health emergency.

“I am not sure how else to say this: the current approach to phishing filters isn’t working. I continue to work with the amazing Cofense team to study this problem and innovate ways to stop the damage. Outdated filtering technology in the SEG [Secure Email Gateway] is failing to keep pace with the creative techniques developed by attackers. Millions of phish bypass these expensive, legacy and slow-to-deploy SEGs every day. Our current solution leverages the powerful combination of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and crowd-sourced data to protect, detect and respond to email attacks, ensuring that they are removed proactively from customer environments – in a cost-efficient way.”

Throughout the rest of 2020, Higbee contributed to many other milestones for Cofense, including: the launch of a comprehensive resource center and easy-to-use Real Phishing Threats searchable database to help organizations see the phishing threats that slip past their secure email gateways (SEG); hosting Virtual Submerge; a new Community Resource Center exclusively for customers; the addition of Auto Quarantine for Vision and other new product capabilities; and the release of Cofense’s PDR platform. Most recently, Cofense announced in April 2021 the acquisition of Cyberfish, bringing to market a holistic, advanced automation solution for email protection, detection, and response.

For more information about Cofense, please visit https://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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Cofense General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer Shane McGee to Speak At 2021 RSA Conference

Attorney, policy professional, and privacy and security expert will serve as a panelist for the RSA session, “Defend Forward: Moving Toward Coordinated Active Cyber Response”

Leesburg, Va. – May 6, 2021 – Cofense, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced that the company’s General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Shane McGee, will speak at the 2021 RSA Conference. McGee will serve as a panelist for the session, “Defend Forward: Moving Toward Coordinated Active Cyber Response” (LAW-T14). With more than 20 years of experience helping security and technology companies navigate the legal and policy environments they operate in, McGee will bring a unique perspective on the intersection of law, privacy and security.

The panel, set to take place on May 18 at 12:45pm PT, will focus on “defend forward”, the unclassified and publicly communicated cyber policy of the US Government that involves taking the cyber response to the adversaries. Panelists will explore a variety of improvements needed in information sharing and public/private partnerships, along with clear rules of engagement for active cyber response. Key learning objectives and takeaways for attendees include:

  • Increase your knowledge of the concept of defend forward, how its techniques can be used to increase the cost to a threat actor, and why that can be an important part of your cyber strategy.
  • Understand the interplay between the public and private sector in implementing a defend forward strategy.
  • Realize that active cyber response can be an important component in a defend forward strategy.

“The global coronavirus pandemic reminds us that, even during the worst of times, our adversaries never rest. More than ever, we need proactive security strategies like those offered by Cofense,” said McGee. “I’m looking forward to sharing a virtual stage with Randy Sabett, Anand Shah, Andrew Epstein, and Kimberly Peretti and discussing the concept of defend forward.”

As General Counsel, McGee is responsible for all of Cofense’s legal affairs. He is a member of Cofense’s executive team, and acts as a strategic business partner by providing advice and oversight in several areas including privacy, compliance, and ethics. In addition to his privacy credentials, Shane is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). Prior to Cofense, McGee served as Chief Privacy Officer at FireEye. Previously, McGee was General Counsel for Mandiant where he managed legal affairs and negotiated and finalized the acquisition by FireEye.

RSA Conference attendees can visit the Cofense team at their virtual booth from May 17-20. For more information about Cofense’s Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform, please 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 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.

Cofense Acquires Cloud-Native, AI-Based Email Security Provider Cyberfish

Combination of Cofense’s Phishing Intelligence from over 26 million human reporters and Cyberfish’s AI-based protection technology will eliminate the need for legacy email security solutions

Leesburg, Va. – April 6, 2020 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Cyberfish, provider of next-generation phishing protection powered by Computer Vision and advanced Machine Learning (ML) technology. By integrating innovative machine learning capabilities from Cyberfish with Cofense’s detection and response technology, Cofense will bring to market a holistic, advanced automation solution for email protection, detection, and response.

With the acceleration of digital transformation and migration to cloud email services from Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, organizations are rethinking their email security architecture and technology stack. For customers investigating a move away from legacy email security providers like Proofpoint, Mimecast, Symantec and Cisco, Cofense will help expedite this transition. Cofense’s unparalleled phishing intelligence, already deployed in thousands of enterprises around the world, will also be used to train and evolve Cyberfish’s machine-learning algorithms to block malicious emails in real-time.

“Together, Cofense and Cyberfish will offer a one-stop shop for an organization’s email security needs, eliminating the need for many expensive and slow-to-deploy legacy solutions,” said Rohyt Belani, Cofense CEO and Co-founder. “With organizations increasingly working to consolidate technology vendors, we are laying the groundwork to support our customers in this endeavor and maintain the high quality they expect in whatever solutions they adopt. This includes our ongoing commitment to the MSP ecosystem Cyberfish has developed. Disrupting the email security market is in Cofense’s DNA, and we look forward to advancing phishing detection and response capabilities for more organizations and MSPs in 2021.”

“Cyberfish is excited to join forces with Cofense to solve the phishing problem and take email security to another level,” said Dima Kagan, Cyberfish CEO and Co-founder. “As we met with the team, it quickly became obvious that we share the same vision for how to revolutionize the email security market, which includes addressing the business requirements of MSPs and enterprises offering advanced email protection beyond Microsoft and Google. We look forward to working together to bring that vision to reality through Advanced AI and automation capabilities.”

Cyberfish’s technology, which can be installed in less than one minute to enable real-time phishing protection, will be immediately deployed as part of the Cofense Managed PDR service and available to global MSP partners.

Learn more about Cofense PDR 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 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.

About Cyberfish

Cyberfish is a zero-second phishing protection solution that combines Computer Vision and AI to stop phishing emails and websites in real-time – before they have been reported and added to the blacklists.

Cyberfish offers employee protection solution with one-click onboarding for Office 365 and G-Suite and low-touch support. Cyberfish is specifically designed for MSPs and MSSPs allowing multi-tenant management, reporting and integration. For more information, visit https://cyberfish.io.

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Cofense Granted FedRAMP Moderate Authorization

Leesburg, Va. – February 18, 2021 – Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today announced that Cofense PhishMe® has achieved a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization to Operate (ATO). Cofense’s FedRAMP authorization was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was also reviewed by the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO). The Cofense PhishMe FedRAMP environment is architected on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, and is the first FedRAMP Moderate authorized phishing simulation solution.

FedRAMP was created to assess the security of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), saving time and money for U.S. government agencies that would otherwise conduct their own assessments. A Moderate-Impact Authorization requires significantly stricter security controls compared to Low-Impact Authorization, including stringent operational requirements to protect personally identifiable information, and the safeguarding of information related to phishing simulations and suspicious messages reported by employees. Cofense’s Moderate-Impact Authorization required an independent evaluation of the following:

  • Cofense’s implementation of the 325 FedRAMP Moderate NIST SP 800-53 Controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of customer data
  • Cofense’s vulnerability management practices by conducting independent vulnerability scans
  • Cofense’s web application security practices by performing independent penetration testing

Spear phishing continues to be one of the most significant concerns among federal agencies, which are challenged today by the need to protect mission critical information while supporting a growing remote workforce,” said Sylvain Lacroix, Cofense Director, Federal & Defense Contractors Sales. “Cofense PhishMe allows federal agencies to securely and proactively defend against cybersecurity threats spread via email, which is the leading cause of data breaches. Cofense is excited to continue serving the needs of highly regulated industries such as the U.S. Federal Government with our Cofense FedRAMP Moderate offering.”

Cofense solutions deliver protection from malware threats, ransomware campaigns and scams that evade Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) every day and provide federal teams the visibility and tools to stop phishing threats in minutes, not hours. With Cofense PhishMe, federal agencies can transform employees into the last line of active defense through education, ongoing simulations and an easy to use reporting tool so organizations can swiftly detect, respond to and stop phishing attacks in their tracks.

Andrew Ledford, FedRAMP Program Manager, added, “Cofense prioritizes providing the highest level of protection to our customers, which is why we made the commitment to pursue a FedRAMP moderate impact level authorization – anything lower was just not sufficient to meet the needs of our customers. Our network of 25 million users combined with advanced automation is what makes Cofense the strongest phishing detection and response solution on the market today, and we are extremely proud of this milestone. We look forward to maintaining our status as a trusted provider of phishing defense for U.S. government agencies.”

View the authorized Cofense PhishMe listing on FedRamp Marketplace. To learn more about how Cofense and its phishing defense solutions, including Cofense PhishMe, can help secure federal networks, please visit https://cofense.com/federal-government.  

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 WINS Silver 2021 STEVIE® AWARD for Customer Service Department of the Year

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA – February 4, 2021 – Cofense, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year (Computer Software) category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®. Winners will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on April 14.

More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, in 51 nations, were considered in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 professionals worldwide on nine specialized judging committees.

“We are honored to receive this Stevie award,” Cofense COO Brandi Moore said. “In 2020 our support team continued to deliver a world class customer experience despite the obstacles of the pandemic. Cofense is excited to have Carolyn Merritt VP, Customer Experience, as the leader of our support team who over the course of 12 months has launched our new online Resource Center, expanded the technical support team to provide coverage for all global time zones, and delivered a customer satisfaction score of 95% in 2020. I am very proud of everyone in the Global Technical Operations Center!”

“In the toughest working environment in memory for most organizations, 2021 Stevie Award winners still found ways to innovate, grow sales, please their customers, and secure new business,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “The judges have recognized and rewarded this, and we join them in applauding this year’s winners for their continued success. We look forward to recognizing them on April 14.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

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.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.