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Cofense Secures Additional Investment from Funds Managed by BlackRock

August 21, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Company Reaffirms Commitment to Deliver Reliable Phishing Technology and Awareness Training to the Global Market Leesburg, VA – Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced that funds managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners have taken an additional ownership position in Cofense, having acquired the equity of former investor Pamplona. Cofense is pleased to expand the partnership, initially inked in 2018, which will continue to support the company’s mission to help organizations stop phishing attacks in their tracks.  Private Equity Partners is BlackRock’s fund of private equity funds platform that sources and evaluates the full spectrum of...

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Cofense and CNA Strengthen Security Awareness Within Cyber Insurance Industry

August 15, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Leesburg, Va. – August 15, 2019 –Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, announced its strategic relationship with CNA, one of the largest commercial property and casualty insurance companies in the United States. Cofense will provide security awareness training as part of CNA CyberPrep, the latest addition to CNA’s suite of cyber liability insurance products designed to help companies take a holistic approach to cyber threats. Phishing attacks remain the top attack risk facing organizations. As a result, educating and training employees is a critical part of a robust cybersecurity platform. CNA policyholders can take advantage of Cofense’s world-class, human-driven...

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Cofense Labs Publishes Database of Over 200 Million Compromised Accounts Targeted by Sextortion Email Campaigns

August 5, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Leesburg, Va. – August 5, 2019 – CofenseTM, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today published a database of over 200 million compromised accounts being targeted by a large sextortion scam to ensure potential victims and their employers can address the threat of sextortion and prevent lost wages and productivity. Cofense Labs, the newly formalized research and development arm of Cofense, discovered a “for rent” botnet in June 2019 used primarily to send sextortion emails. The research team is monitoring the botnet’s activity on a daily basis to observe changes in the malware it is spreading as well...

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Cofense Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the Fourth Consecutive Year*

August 1, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Company continues to positively impact employee behavior with effective solutions for phishing protection. Leesburg, Va. – July 31, 2019 – Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced their position in the Leaders quadrant of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training*. This is the fourth consecutive year that Cofense has achieved this position. Cofense believes being positioned as a leader in the quadrant is a testament to the company’s continued ability to deliver innovative solutions backed by superior customer experience. “We are proud to be designated a leader in Gartner’s Security Awareness Computer-Based...

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Cofense Report Reveals Weaknesses in Secure Email Gateways, Illustrates Critical Role of Human Intelligence in Phishing Defense

June 3, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

2019 Phishing Threats and Malware Review highlights the latest evolutions to threat actor campaigns and enhanced capacity for malware to evade perimeter controls and penetrate user inboxes. Leesburg, Va. – June 04, 2019 – Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today released the findings of their report, “2019 Phishing Threats and Malware Review”, which reveals key insights about how threat actors are evolving phishing campaigns, and provides direction to everyone from network defenders to CISO’s on how to prepare for the unknown. Despite significant investments in next-gen technologies, phishing threats continue to become more sophisticated and effective....

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Cofense Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance for PhishMe and Hosted Triage

May 16, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Phishing Defense Leader Continues to Pursue Compliance Certifications for Data Security LEESBURG, Va., May 16, 2019 — Today Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, announced it has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination for Cofense PhishMe™ and Hosted Cofense Triage™. These product lines provide technology to help organizations train their employees to identify potential phishing risks and properly handle phishing attacks by individuals attempting to manipulate or deceive email recipients. Coalfire Controls, LLC, an independent CPA firm, conducted the audit. SOC 2 compliance is a key industry standard in data security. Designed for entities...

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Cofense Partners with NINJIO to Bring Hollywood-Style Storytelling to Security Awareness Offering

May 7, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Leesburg, Va. – May 8, 2019 – Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, announced a partnership with NINJIO, a leading creator of cyber security awareness training. NINJIO’S cyber security content will be accessible by customers using the Cofense PhishMe™ platform, an award-winning phishing simulation and training solution. Cofense PhishMe administrators can leverage NINJIO videos, or “episodes” as NINJIO refers to them, as part of their on-going security awareness training and phishing defense programs.

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Cofense Announces Key Additions to Leadership Team

April 18, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

New Hires to Fuel Company Growth in All Aspects of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development Leesburg, Va. – April 18, 2019 – Today Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, announced the addition of four security leaders to their executive team. Kevin Fliess joins Cofense as Senior Vice President of Marketing; Keith Ibarguen, as Chief Product Officer; Marcus Conroy, as Vice President of Americas Sales; and David Janson has been promoted to Vice President of International Sales from his previous position as Vice President of European Sales. Following the strongest fourth quarter (2018) and first quarter (2019) in...

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Cofense To Host Fourth Annual Phishing Defense Summit and User Conference

April 16, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Cofense Submerge features industry expert speakers, including a keynote by FireEye CEO, and sessions focused on latest security threats and incident response trends Leesburg, Va. – April 16, 2019 – Today Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, announced that registration is open for the fourth annual Submerge phishing defense summit and user conference. The event, set to take place Sept. 23-24, 2019 in Orlando, Fl., will bring together industry experts with practitioners who are on the front lines to discuss the security threat landscape and share phishing defense strategies. Featured speakers include Kevin Mandia, CEO of FireEye...

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Cofense Launches Responsive Delivery Capabilities to Strengthen Effectiveness of Global Anti-Phishing Programs

February 27, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

New feature for Cofense PhishMe enables operators to deliver phishing scenarios only when a user is actively performing tasks in their mailbox Leesburg, Va. – Feb. 28, 2019 – Today Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions world-wide, announced the addition of Responsive Delivery to its flagship product for phishing simulations. This first-to-market feature enables Cofense PhishMe™ Enterprise edition operators to deliver phishing scenario emails only when intended recipients are actively performing tasks in their mail client. Responsive Delivery gives operators confidence that simulations will not be missed by a user who is away from the desk and...

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