PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announced the Wombat Security Education Platform has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2017 for exemplary professional leadership in cybersecurity. The Wombat Security Education Platform was acknowledged as Best IT Security-related Training Program in the Professional Award category of the SC Awards. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2017 ceremony to be held February 14, 2017 in San Francisco.
"Ransomware, nation-state cyber attacks, IoT vulnerabilities, data privacy issues and more are dominating the headlines right now and it's critical that we amplify the importance of these problems and highlight the actions organizations can take to safeguard their organizations and their critical data assets," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. "As bad actors are constantly changing strategy, so too are the men, women and companies endeavoring to stop them in their tracks. These finalists have shown that they are the best at what they do." The SC Awards, now in its 20 th year, are recognized throughout the industry as the gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented cybersecurity professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors - such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews - to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists. "Wombat is deeply committed helping organizations improve their security posture through the most comprehensive and effective security training program for end users. We believe our selection as a finalist in the Best IT Security-related Training Program category demonstrates the rapid adoption of our products in the market and the superior results of our customers, which has resulted in our 100%+ compounded annual growth rate for five years running," said Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies. "The SC Award's Professional Award category represents the highest caliber of leadership in the cybersecurity industry," added Illena Armstrong of SC Media. "As a finalist, Wombat's Security Education Platform has shown unique creativity and passion in their approach to addressing and combating even the most challenging cybersecurity issues." The SC Awards gala honoring the winners and the best in the industry attracts top professionals in the cybersecurity community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. To register for the 2017 SC Awards Gala, please visit http://www.scmagazine.com/awards/. About SC MediaSC Media is cybersecurity. We've lived it for more than 25 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features and timely news, and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.