Intrepidus Group, a leading provider of information security services and software solutions, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies has named Intrepidus Group’s PhishMe® software solution as the winner of the 2009 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award in the Anti-Phishing category. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced, ground-breaking technologies and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of information security. The PhishMe solution was selected based on technologies that are making the most positive impact on security in today’s highly sophisticated and blended attacks environment.
Phishing is an email-based social engineering technique employed by attackers, to exploit employees of an organization and steal sensitive data that may facilitate unauthorized access to company resources. Spear phishing is a more targeted form of phishing, in which attackers customize the phishing emails and collection website to a few employees. Both are prevalent in corporate America, as it is very easy for phishers to rapidly evolve their tactics in order to find new ways to lure users to click on malicious links – placing critical information and a corporation’s reputation at risk.
PhishMe is the first software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution specifically designed to help prevent damage, theft and loss caused by targeted spear phishing attacks. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against employees, provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, and most importantly provides instant, targeted employee training. Phishme offers a single interface for organizations to simply and realistically design mock phishing sites and emails, provide full reporting on user behavior, and customize training materials to match the business and culture of the organization.
“Threats have no boundaries and security awareness is the key to a proactive approach,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “Probably nothing differentiates any product or solution more than the superior technologies that make them suitable for today’s needs while pro-actively being ready for tomorrow too.”
“Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of PhishMe further validates our innovation and leadership in in delivering next-generation anti-phishing security solutions to market,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO of Intrepidus Group. “Phishing attacks are among the most damaging cyber invasions because they fly under the radar and are difficult to identify. As a result, criminals are becoming more sophisticated at building realistic email and fraudulent weblinks to support their attacks. PhishMe educates organizations and employees to easily identify and thwart these social engineering attacks.”
About Info Security Products Guide Awards
Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of RSA Conference 2009 and Technosium Executive Alliance Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security.
PhishMe is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution designed to help prevent damage, theft and loss caused by targeted (spear) phishing attacks. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against employees, provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior, and most importantly provides instant, targeted employee training. This method of delivering training materials is recommended by SANS and found to be most effective by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.
Intrepidus Group (intrepidusgroup.com) is a leading provider of information security consulting services and software solutions. With offices in New York City and the Washington DC metro area, the company offers innovative solutions to help clients build employee awareness around common information security issues. Intrepidus Group’s consultants also conduct hands-on assessments of critical applications, networks and products to uncover vulnerabilities, and provide strategic and tactical recommendations to address identified issues.