PhishMe® Offers Full-Service Phishing Response Service in EMEA with London Phishing Defence Centre Launch

Phishing Defence Leader Provides Regional Client Support to Mitigate Threats and Leverage Phishing Expertise

LONDON, UK June 1, 2017: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defence solutions, today announced the opening of their London Phishing Defence Centre (PDC). This new regional centre will provide clients with dedicated professional services to automate and orchestrate phishing incident response programmes utilising PhishMe Triage™ and PhishMe Intelligence™.

PhishMe and Aquion Announce Strategic Channel Alliance

Partnership Extends Offering of PhishMe Solutions Across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania

 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – May 23, 2017: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions and Aquion, a focused software security distributor of IT products and services, announced a new strategic channel alliance. As a premier reseller and distributor, Aquion will help to accelerate the rapid growth that PhishMe has achieved across Australia and New Zealand.

Aquion specializes in bringing innovative and emerging technologies to the Australia/New Zealand and APAC marketplaces.  Aquion’s sales and technical resources are vendor trained and certified to deliver a high level experience to customers. The strategic alliance will benefit customers across the region, with PhishMe’s human intelligence-driven anti-phishing solutions augmenting Aquion’s comprehensive security technology portfolio. Together, PhishMe and Aquion will help to protect organisations from today’s advanced security threats.

Audrey Lyon, Sales Manager of Aquion said “We’re excited about this collaboration which provides us with excellent opportunities, as PhishMe’s defense solutions offer a number of unique benefits to organisations throughout the Asia Pacific region. PhishMe’s innovative approach presents customers with a comprehensive and scalable human phishing defense solution, to help tackle the pressing issue of the number one attack vector – phishing. We know our customers are struggling with phishing attacks that are growing in complexity and frequency.  Our relationship with PhishMe will certainly enhance the Aquion Security business unit which helps customers monitor, manage, and secure all elements of enterprise infrastructure using the best technologies.”

PhishMe’s phishing incident response platform and phishing threat intelligence enables Security Operations Centre and Incident Response teams to respond faster to real threats – decreasing the risk of data breaches. Its intelligence-driven solutions empower employees to be an active line of defense and source of attack intelligence by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. The company has received a range of respected industry awards over the course of the last year, and recently announced record year-on-year growth.

“Collaboration with industry leading IT and security companies such as Aquion extends our reach to a greater number of customers facing an unprecedented increase in frequency and damage caused by cyberattacks,” explained Jim Hansen, Chief Operating Officer, PhishMe. “PhishMe is the only security company that provides a comprehensive and scalable human phishing defense solution. Through our alliance with Aquion, we are giving organizations across the Oceania region the security solutions and intelligence they need to proactively detect and quickly respond to cyber attacks.”

PhishMe and Aquion will both be exhibiting at AusCERT 2017, taking place at the Surfers Paradise Marriott in Gold Coast, Australia from 23-26 May, 2017. Please visit PhishMe in booth S29 and Aquion in booth S17 for more information.

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 About PhishMe

PhishMe is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector — spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.

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About Aquion

Since 2000, Aquion has been making it easier for A/NZ and APAC enterprise and government customers and their resellers to source, implement and maintain software solutions which meet their specific business requirements.

Aquion’s business units focus on delivering:

  1. Innovative and emerging technologies to manage, monitor and secure data and infrastructure
  2. Software from thousands of vendors to corporate resellers providing an end to end solution for their customers
  3. Support and maintenance services to ensure all corporate software users have access to latest versions and vendor support
  4. Technical pre and post sales services to make choosing and installing the best software for the need easier

Our purpose of making business easier combined with our track record of consistent growth gives us confidence that Aquion will be bigger and stronger moving into the future.

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Kieran Rigney
Marketing and Communications Manager – Aquion

Phone: +61 2 8036 8025


PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani and CTO Aaron Higbee Named 2017 Tech Titans

Leesburg, VA – May 05, 2017 – PhishMe (, the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that co-founders Rohyt Belani, CEO, and Aaron Higbee, CTO, have both been named 2017 Tech Titans by Washingtonian magazine. Every two years, the magazine identifies 100 influential people in the Washington, D.C. area technology scene from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies who have made substantial contributions to the community. The list is compiled based on research and interviews conducted between the editors and local technology leaders.

PhishMe Adds New Modules to CBFree to Help All Organizations Thwart Ransomware and Business Email Compromise

Leesburg, VA – May 3, 2017 – PhishMe (, the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, today announced the availability of five new interactive modules for its complimentary computer-based training (CBT) program, CBFree. Unlike any other security awareness training programs on the market, CBFree is a unique, high-quality, and interactive experience that provides employees with free security awareness training for today’s top cybersecurity threats, including malware and spear-phishing.

EY Announces PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani as Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist

Tysons, VA, April 25, 2017 – EY today announced that CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani of PhishMe is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Rohyt Belani was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

PhishMe Appoints Mel Wesley as Chief Financial Officer

Industry Veteran to Position PhishMe for Continued Global Expansion and Explosive Growth

Leesburg, VA – March 30, 2017 – PhishMe® (, the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, appointed technology industry veteran Mel Wesley to head up its finance department as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As PhishMe’s CFO, Wesley will shepherd the company as it continues to grow aggressively, capitalizing on the burgeoning demand for its solutions that thwart cyber attackers in their tracks.

Ransomware Leads in Growth and Impact While Hackers Remain Committed to Data Theft

PhishMe’s 2016 Malware Year in Review analysis shows fast growth of Ransomware while hackers continue to quietly attempt to steal data

LEESBURG, VA – March 14, 2017: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today released findings showing that while Ransomware delivered the greatest impact and growth in 2016, threat actors continue to attempt data breaches and theft.

PhishMe Wins Four 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards®

PhishMe Wins for Best Security Service, Best Deployment in the U.S. and Top CEO and CTO Categories

LEESBURG, VA – March 3rd, 2017PhishMe, the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, was recently honored with four 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards®, winning in every category in which it was a finalist. These prestigious global awards, put on by the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that help set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. More than 40 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world weighed the nominations, and their average scores determined the 2017 Global Excellence Awards finalists and winners. 

PhishMe Reports Explosive Growth: Annual Run Rate Approaches $50 Million

Continued Growth Driven by Innovative Offerings and Strong Execution

 LEESBURG, VA January 31, 2017: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today announced another year of record growth, with Annual Run Rate (ARR) approaching $50 million. PhishMe’s more than 300 employees now serve 1,200 enterprise customers world-wide to defend against cybercriminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored hackers.

Employee reporting of suspicious emails substantially outweighs susceptibility to attacks

Following a thorough analysis of 40 million phishing simulation emails, PhishMe’s latest research measures global susceptibility and resilience to phishing threats

 LEESBURG, VA December 13th, 2016: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, today released its 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency Report, which illustrates employee susceptibility to phishing emails and resilience improvements when engaged in security reporting. With phishing still the most common cyber-attack vector leading to data breach, the report analyzes the most successful triggers, themes and emotional motivators leading employees to fall for phishing emails, as well as how reporting can drive a decrease in time to attack detection from days to minutes.

The PhishMe research teams analyzed data compiled from over 40 million phishing simulations performed between January 2015 and July 2016. Responses were gathered from a sample of over 1,000 PhishMe customers across the globe, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations from 23 industry verticals. Published today, PhishMe’s 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency Report identified the following insights:

  • Business context phishing simulation emails still the most challenging: Office communications and finance-related themes generated the highest susceptibility rates, with 19.9 percent and 18.6 percent respectively, driven by sentiments of curiosity, fear and urgency.
  • Reporting outweighs susceptibility to phishing: Over a relatively short amount of time, reporting rates bypass susceptibility rates when at least 80% of the company has been conditioned to identify and empowered to report suspicious emails.
  • Active reporting can significantly decrease breach detection times: Samples analyzed show reporting of suspicious emails reduced security team response time to approximately 1.2 hours over the currently industry average of 146 days to detect a security breach.

PhishMe’s analysis revealed that business or office-related phishing emails proved to be the most effective simulations, as well as the most difficult for users to recognize and report. Phishing emails with sentiments of curiosity, fear and urgency scored the highest percentage in average response rates, suggesting that employees are at risk of increased susceptibility to phishing campaigns that include an emotional pull, even at a subconscious level.

“Our analysis shows that continued exposure to simulations lowers the chance of an employee falling for a phishing email – the key being consistent exposure,” stated Aaron Higbee, Co-Founder and CTO at PhishMe. “Once employees are conditioned to identify phishing attacks, our data shows that reporting them to the IT Security team starts to outweigh organizational susceptibility.  It only takes one employee to report a targeted attack to give incident response teams a chance to stop a potential data breach. Armed with this new data, we hope that more CISOs focus their attention on the ratio of Report-To-Click instead of dwelling on susceptibility metrics.”

The 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency Report also analyzes variances in phishing simulation response by themes, emotional triggers, and average response rates per industry. In looking at one particular type of phishing email type, the “file from scanner” scenario generated the highest number of response rates in the transportation sector at 49 percent, followed by healthcare at 31 percent and insurance at 30 percent. On the other hand, the non-profit sector scored the lowest response rate, at a 5 percent.

“Understanding what motivates your employees to open or fall for a phish is a critical step in building their resiliency to attacks and enabling faster incident response” continued Higbee “At its core, a phishing simulation program allows organizations to assess, measure, educate and empower all employees about phishing threats while creating a wider net of human sensors to help reduce the risk of a full-blown data breach.”.


To download a full copy of the 2016 Enterprise Phishing Susceptibility and Resiliency Report, click here.