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Cofense Teams Up with AwareGO to Expand Security Awareness Training

November 5, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – Nov. 5, 2019 – CofenseTM, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, and AwareGO (awarego.com), creators of succinct, high-quality security awareness training videos, today announced their partnership to empower organizations across the globe to tackle today’s top security issues head-on. Cofense’s security awareness training library now includes AwareGO’s security awareness videos covering critical topics facing today’s employees such as business email compromise, privacy, and insider threats. Fifteen modules are currently available to customers of Cofense’s PhishMe solution. Since releasing Cofense CBFree as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (#BeCyberSmart) in October 2015, Cofense has recognized that...

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Cofense Releases Annual Phishing Report; Flips Myth that Employees Are the Weakest Link in Cyber Defense

October 30, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

Record-breaking 20 million active phishing Reporters and 100+ million phishing simulations inform extensive study Simulation frequency, relevance and employee reporting form resiliency trifecta Leesburg, Va. – Oct. 30, 2019 – Armed with data generated by millions of real people, along with intelligence collected from more than 10 million phishing simulations delivered every month, the 2019 CofenseTM Annual Phishing Report, released today, sheds a light on employees’ susceptibility to fall for attacks and organizations’ phishing resiliency – a measure that tracks behavioral change from clicking phishing emails to active defense through reporting. Contrary to popular belief, employees are a powerful force that...

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Cofense and Eze Castle Integration Partner to Strengthen Security Awareness in the Investment Industry

October 16, 2019 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – October 16, 2019 – Cofense™, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced it has entered a strategic Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partnership with Eze Castle Integration, a leading provider of managed services and complete cloud solutions for the investment industry. Cofense will provide world-class security awareness and phishing simulation solutions to Eze Castle, enhancing their cybersecurity services portfolio to offer an end-to-end managed awareness and phishing simulation service for their financial customers. Cyber-attacks and data breaches remain at the top of risks facing organizations today, and the majority of breaches begin with phishing. Effective...

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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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