Cofense Named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

Company recognized as a Leader for third consecutive year*

LEESBURG, VA. – November 16, 2018 – Today Cofense, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide, announced it was named a leader in Gartner’s November 2018 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. Cofense has been recognized as a leader for three consecutive years.

Cofense Hunts Phishing Threats Round the Clock with Enhanced 24-hour Global Phishing Defense Services

Expanded 24/7 Phishing Defense Service helps multi-national organizations across the world quickly hunt cyberthreats no matter the time or day

LEESBURG, VA – October 25, 2018: Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced today expanded 24/7 Phishing Defense Services to identify and mitigate active phishing attacks in progress. With this expanded support, the Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC), powered by Cofense Triage™, will immediately begin their human-vetted analysis, investigation and mitigation of reported phishing threats, regardless of what day or time the attack was reported. This provides organizations a significant advantage in the fight against targeted phishing attacks across multiple regions and time zones.

Cofense Report Reveals 10 Percent of User-Reported Emails Across Key Industries are Malicious, Over Half Tied to Credential Phishing

The 2018 State of Phishing Defense Report highlights top phishing email subjects and industries most susceptible and resilient to phishing attacks

Leesburg, VA – October 11, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, today released the findings of their report, “The State of Phishing Defense 2018: Susceptibility, Resiliency, and Response to Phishing Attacks” which reveals today’s top phishing attacks and how companies can effectively manage those risks.

Cofense Advances as Best Tech Work Culture Finalist in Washington DC’s 2018 Timmy Awards

Tech in Motion announces top 10 local tech companies and opens public voting to determine winners

 LEESBURG, VA – September 17, 2018 – Tech in Motion Washington DC has chosen Cofense™ as a finalist for this year’s Best Tech Work Culture category as it prepares for the fourth Annual Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals in the Washington DC area. Cofense joins an elite list of this year’s finalists, including: Hustle, Mapbox, Ostendio and Securiport, which the public can vote for here.

Cofense Continues to Drive Automation into Anti-Phishing Programs

New Playbooks Allows Strategic Automation of Phishing Simulations

Leesburg, VA – August 23, 2018 – On the heels of launching a phishing-specific SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) platform, Cofense™, the global leader in phishing defense and attack disruption, has now added automation to its flagship product line for phishing simulations. With this update, Cofense PhishMe™ users can now strategically plan and automate the delivery of their phishing simulation programs using built-in playbooks.

As organizations find themselves with fewer skilled cybersecurity resources, automation of key functions is critical to the ability to maintain a robust and effective phishing defense program. The use of playbooks has become a popular way to allow organizations to customize and schedule specific tasks or processes normally performed manually by an administrator.

“At Cofense we believe in automation as a way to relieve security operators of the repetitive tasks to allow them to focus on strategic, intelligent decision-making,” said Rohyt Belani, Co-founder and CEO of Cofense. “Playbooks are meant to allow both managed services providers and our end clients the ability to choose various programs just like one does on a treadmill in a gym, so they don’t need to focus on the metaphorical tasks of having to change speed and incline but can instead focus on designing and tracking the appropriate success criteria and presenting them appropriately to senior management.”

Cofense PhishMe playbooks are built-in to the administrator view and allow for easy creation and management of phishing simulation programs. Playbooks will automatically create, schedule, and launch templates, over the course of the year, based on customer selected criteria and send automated email reminders to users based on program activity and status.

The new automated playbooks provide tremendous time and cost savings for organizations. For example, customers can leverage automated playbooks to create twelve complete phishing scenarios to run over the course of one year in only fifteen minutes, which would previously take three hours to generate manually – resulting in a 91% reduction in operational time spent on generating scenarios. The process also allows our customers and partners to leverage the knowledge the Cofense team has garnered in serving 400 of the Fortune 1000 in building their anti-phishing defenses, as each of the playbooks inherently embody these lessons learned.

Phishing simulations mimic real-life phishing email threats but provide a safe environment in which employees can fail and learn how to instinctually identify real threats in the future. Programs are designed to challenge users of various training levels and by role. Playbooks allows the program administrator to consider the various groups within an organization and to customize and schedule up to 12 months of conditioning training.

With the addition of Cofense PhishMe Playbooks and other recent enhancements including Board Reporting, accurate Microsoft attachment tracking and mobile Cofense Reporter™, Cofense continues to innovate and lead the market in phishing simulation.

To learn more about Cofense PhishMe or request a demo, please visit: https://cofense.com/product-services/simulator-2/

About Cofense

Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide. Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats. Our collective defense suite combines timely attack intelligence sourced from employees with best-in-class incident response technologies to stop attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. Cofense customers include Global 1000 organizations in defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that understand how changing user behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. To learn more, visit https://cofense.com/.

Cofense Named to Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest Growing Companies Four Years in a Row

Following cumulative three-year 429 percent growth, Cofense recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies 

Leesburg, Va. – August 16, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced today that it has been included in the 37th annual Inc. 5000 for the fourth consecutive year, an accomplishment only one in six companies achieve.

Cofense Shortlisted for 2018 SaaS Awards

International Software Program Names Cofense a Finalist for Best SaaS Product in the Small and Medium-Sized Business Category

Leesburg, VA – August 2, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced today that the company was named a finalist in the 2018 SaaS Awards Program in the Small Business/SMB category. Now in its third year, the Software-as-a-Service Awards program recognizes and celebrates innovation in software by companies from around the world.

Cofense SOARs Above Existing Security Orchestration and Automation Offerings Leveraging Human-Intelligence to Stop Active Cyber Attacks

Global human-phishing defense leader introduces new phishing SOAR platform to quickly stop phishing attacks in progress more efficiently 

Leesburg, VA – July 30, 2018 – Cofense™, the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, today announced the introduction of the industry’s first Phishing-Specific Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform to help organizations identify and disrupt active phishing attacks in progress. The Phishing SOAR platform combines the power of improved Cofense Triage™ with a new product, Cofense Vision™ to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of phishing incident response efforts.

Recent news such as the ZeroFont exploit has demonstrated threat actors’ abilities to easily stay ahead of next-generation email security technology. Additionally, the FBI just announced Business Email Compromise (BEC) losses are expected to total $12.5 billion by the end of 2018. While it’s important for organizations to have a contextually-aware workforce of humans, security awareness alone isn’t enough to combat today’s top threats. By coupling human intuition with leading-edge technology, Cofense delivers an intelligence-fed Phishing SOAR platform designed to find and eliminate active phishing threats utilizing fewer resources – even if the attacks bypass perimeter defenses.

Orchestrate and Automate Your Phishing Defense

Cofense Triage enables security teams to quickly stop phishing attacks in progress. By leveraging real-time, internally reported attack intelligence from conditioned users, Incident Response and Security Operations teams can assess, analyze, and remediate active phishing threats. Recent enhancements to Cofense Triage help organizations to respond to threats faster and using fewer resources by eliminating abuse mailbox noise and speeding the automation of responses with playbooks and orchestration across additional security platforms:

  • Orchestrate with API integrations and Noise Reduction: Cofense Triage seamlessly integrates with nearly two-dozen existing security solutions with out of the box integrations and offers a fully documented REST API to integrate with other solutions delivering an optimized security orchestration response. Additionally, Cofense Triage Noise Reduction uses an industry-leading spam engine to review, score, and categorize emails and cut down the noise to hunt threats faster.
  • Automate with Playbooks and Workflows: Tactics, techniques and procedures used by threat actors are often repeated by multiple adversaries, so the addition of Playbooks for Cofense Triage can define a set of criteria that when met, will execute a response to mitigate risk – IE: key notifications, new help desk tickets, proxy block requests and more. Now, Incident Responders can more efficiently and swiftly stop an attack in progress.

Speed Response and Mitigation of Active Attacks

Regardless of how much is invested in “next-generation” technologies, malicious emails still make it past perimeter and endpoint defense technologies. Cofense Vision helps mitigate identified threats and potential impact by determining where else that email is lurking within your organization by storing, indexing, and enriching email messages for fast querying and quarantining before any damage occurs:

  • Find the entire phishing campaign and dig deeper. Cofense Vision Discover can quickly find all suspicious emails across an entire organization. Messages can be queried based upon sender, subject and date, as well as the attachment name, attachment hash and more. As threat actors alter their techniques, operators can hunt and find attacks with similar patterns.
  • Remove malicious emails and end the threat. Once all of the messages within an organization are discovered, Cofense Vision Quarantine makes it possible to quarantine the malicious messages in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 from all user inboxes with one simple click.

“Our research demonstrates that silver-bullet security technologies don’t exist… It’s not a question of when an organization will be phished, but rather how quickly and effectively can they respond to the threat,” said Aaron Higbee, co-founder and CTO of Cofense. “Nearly a decade ago, PhishMe® created the phishing simulation market to improve employee resiliency against phishing. With our evolution into Cofense, we are proud to continue to lead this space by introducing Cofense Vision, the newest component of our Phishing-Specific Orchestration, Automation and Response platform, to uniquely mobilize phishing-aware humans to disrupt attacks.”

Cofense will be demonstrating their new Phishing SOAR platform at the Black Hat 2018 conference, taking place in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 8-9, booth #936. Cofense Vision is expected to be available for customers in Q4 2018. To schedule a demo, please sign up at https://cofense.com/triage-soar-release.

For more information about Cofense Vision, please visit: https://cofense.com/vision

For more information about Cofense Triage, please visit: https://cofense.com/triage-soar-release

About Cofense

Cofense™, formerly PhishMe®, is the leading provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions world-wide. Cofense delivers a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by enabling organization-wide engagement to active email threats. Our collective defense suite combines timely attack intelligence sourced from employees with best-in-class incident response technologies to stop attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches. Cofense customers include Global 1000 organizations in defense, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing sectors that understand how changing user behavior will improve security, aid incident response and reduce the risk of compromise. To learn more, visit https://cofense.com/.

Cofense Appoints Phishing Defense Expert Tonia Dudley as Security Solutions Advisor

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

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