Cofense News & Press Releases


Cofense Announces Keynote Speakers for Virtual Submerge 2020

August 20, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

Leesburg, Va. – Aug. 20 – Cofense®, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today released its speaker lineup and agenda details for Virtual Submerge 2020, the Global Phishing Defense Event of the Year. Set to take place virtually Sept. 22-23, Submerge will feature on-demand content focused on the latest trends in phishing attacks and phishing defense, specifically developed for individuals with security leadership, incident response, threat intelligence and security awareness responsibilities. Featured keynote speaker Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator and Co-Founder of Crowdstrike Inc., will join Cofense speakers Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-Founder, Aaron...


Cofense Launches Free Resource Center and Searchable Database Highlighting the Latest Phishing Attacks that Bypass Email Security Technologies

June 9, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – June 9, 2020 – Cofense®, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today launched 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). In a world where hackers and threat actors constantly innovate and use tried-and-true tactics to stay one step ahead of detection, a multi-layered approach to email security is essential. In 2019, the Cofense Phishing Defense Center® analyzed 1.9 million suspicious emails that landed in employee inboxes across the globe, one in seven of which were found to...


Net One Partners Extends their Security Portfolio with Cofense Phishing Defense Solutions in Japan

June 4, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

Tokyo, Japan – June 4, 2020 – Net One Partners, a high value added distributor in Japan, today announced a distribution partnership with Cofense®, the leading provider of intelligent phishing defense solutions worldwide. The mutually beneficial partnership will combine Net One Partners’ expertise and in-depth knowledge across a wide range of technology solutions, with Cofense’s market leading platform, to help protect organizations from advanced security threats. Cofense’s incident response and phishing threat intelligence solutions enable security operations and incident response teams to respond quickly to threats in real-time, thereby reducing the risk of security breaches. Cofense’s intelligence-driven solutions engages the employee...


Cofense Announces Additional Investment by BlackRock and Appointment of Tom McDonough to Board of Directors

April 28, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – April 28, 2020 – Cofense®, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced the appointment of Tom McDonough to its Board of Directors as well as an additional investment from funds managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners to support Cofense’s growth strategies. Initially inked in 2018 and expanded in 2019, Cofense’s continued partnership with BlackRock provides additional growth capital to advance research and development as well as further the company’s global expansion. “We are pleased to build upon our relationship with BlackRock following one of our strongest quarters in company history,” said Rohyt Belani, Cofense co-founder...


Cofense Announces Key Additions to Leadership Team Including Former Proofpoint Executive

April 9, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

Brandi Moore Appointed as Chief Operating OfficerMark Small Joins as Senior Vice President of Worldwide SalesCarolyn Merritt Joins as Vice President of Customer Experience LEESBURG, Va. – April 9, 2020 – On the heels of one of the strongest quarters in company history, Cofense® , the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced enhancements to its leadership structure to further position the business for its next phase of growth. Brandi Moore, previously Chief of Staff at Cofense, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Rohyt Belani. Former Proofpoint executive Mark Small joins...


Cofense Launches COVID-19 Phishing Resource Center, Announces Webinar to Arm Cyber Security Professionals with Actionable Intelligence

March 19, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – March 19, 2020 – When a major event or emergency arises, phishing emails exploiting human emotions and global attention are never far behind. To better equip cyber security and security awareness teams with accurate, up to date information related to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 related phishing emails and malware, Cofense® has launched a Coronavirus Phishing Infocenter to help protect organizations and end users during this public health emergency. The Phishing Resource Center includes: A publicly available YARA rule open to all, consisting of major, actionable indicators Cofense has identified for COVID-19 phishing emails and related malware,...


Cofense PhishMe Achieves Significant FedRAMP Milestone

March 18, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – Mar. 18, 2020 – Cofense®, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced Cofense PhishMe®, its award-winning phishing security education training platform, has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) In Process designation. Cofense, which has a well-established portfolio of federal customers spanning across multiple branches of the U.S. government, is working with its sponsor to be approved for an Authorization to Operate (ATO). Upon completing the process, Cofense PhishMe will be certified as FedRAMP Authorized Moderate, an important milestone meeting the security baselines for more than 300 controls, allowing federal agencies to securely...


Cofense to Host Fifth Annual Phishing Defense and User Conference

February 25, 2020 by Cofense in Press Releases

LEESBURG, Va. – Feb. 12, 2020 – Cofense®, the global leader in intelligent phishing defense solutions, today announced registration is open for the fifth annual Submerge phishing defense and user summit. Taking place at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes on November 16-17, Submerge 2020 is the premier showcase for phishing defense and incident response professionals, providing two full days of training, technical deep dives and educational sessions led by industry leaders and cyber security experts. This year’s conference promises more engaging hands-on content including dozens of sessions covering the latest phishing defense strategies and tactics, case studies presented by the industry’s...