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Wombat Security Technologies and GTRI Join Forces to Combat Insider Threats

Wednesday, August 24, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Fred Bauters
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Companies collaborate on User Proficiency and Behavior Threat Protection solution

Pittsburgh, Pa. and Denver, Colo. – August 24, 2016 – Today, Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, and award-winning IT consulting services firm Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI) announce a joint effort to deliver a User Proficiency and Behavior Threat Protection package as part of GTRI’s Insider Threat Security Solution Suite.

According to the Experian 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast, malicious insiders represented 59 percent of security incidents in the last year. To ensure organizations are protected against malicious attacks from the inside-out, the joint solution combats insider threats and user negligence by coupling Wombat’s security awareness and training solutions with GTRI’s cyber security expertise and consulting experience.

“As insider threats continue to grow, it is important for organizations to take a comprehensive approach to implementing tools and practices that help protect them before, during and after an attack,” said Scott Crawford, research director, information security, 451 Research. “Key industry partnerships, such as the one with Wombat and GTRI, provide customers with a robust set of tools that allow in-house security teams to make headway on the difficult job of organizational risk reduction.”

The User Proficiency and Behavior Threat Protection package features Wombat’s security awareness and training solution including knowledge assessments, simulated attacks, and interactive training modules in all the languages multinational customers will need. This security solution tests employee susceptibility to phishing and other common attacks, and also provides education on how to protect confidential information and identify cyber threats that may harm the broader organization. By utilizing Wombat’s solutions and Continuous Training Methodology to assess, educate, reinforce and measure security awareness on an ongoing basis, organizations consistently reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections by up to 90%.


“As human error continues to be a major contributor to organizational security threats, GTRI saw an opportunity to enhance our Insider Threat Security Solution Suite to encompass more than technical safeguards and incorporate employee education into the solution,” said Greg Byles, CEO, GTRI. “We worked to identify a partner who could provide security awareness and training and a set of products that are easy to administer with consistent results in risk reduction to organizations. Wombat came out on top in all of these areas.”

“We are pleased that GTRI selected us as a partner for their Insider Threat Security Solution. We know that security professionals are always working to reduce risk. Because risk created by employees is consistently cited among the top security threats for any enterprise, combining our proven security awareness assessment and training products with the GTRI solution will provide eye-opening results,” said Rob Atherton, vice president of worldwide channels and business development, Wombat.

The GTRI Insider Threat Solution also contains Device Level Threat Protection, Network Level Threat Protection and Social Media Threat Protection. Organizations can choose either the entire suite of solutions, a combination or a single solution that fits their needs best.

About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based cyber security education solution includes a platform of integrated broad assessments, as well as a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customer in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.

About GTRI

GTRI provides industry-leading consulting and technology services that help clients derive real business value from their technology investments. With deep foundations in both networking and data center technologies, we support clients across a broad spectrum of industries with IT strategy, planning, private and cloud architectures, implementation and IT operations. Learn more at

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