Digital Defense Announces New Offering To Thwart Social Engineering Attacks

Cyber Crime Prevention & Safety Program developed to help organizations of all sizes create and sustain a culture of security

June 25, 2013

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SAN ANTONIO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed security assessment solutions announced today the launch of an innovative campaign approach to information security education in conjunction with the release of a case study on the organization's security training product, SecurED(TM).

DDI, known for facilitating a holistic approach to information security, encourages organizations to enhance security by addressing the human vulnerability factor and strengthening defenses through a highly aware workforce. DDI's newly launched Cyber Crime Prevention & Safety Program (CCPSP) is a fully managed training campaign, developed to help organizations of all sizes create and sustain a culture of security. Incorporating SecurED(TM), DDI's cutting edge security training content, with an innovative campaign management process, this program is unlike anything in the industry and provides a security training solution designed to effectively educate employees and mitigate potential breaches.

Larry Hurtado, DDI President & CEO provided insight on the origin of the program. "We received feedback from several enterprises that they were excited about our SecurED training content but needed assistance in rolling out a comprehensive security awareness campaign to build excitement and facilitate employee investment in thwarting potential attacks. Our qualitative research resulted in CCPSP, a comprehensive campaign that incorporates content, corporate communications, team building incentives, testing, success measures and more to make employees the first line of defense in the war against cyber crime."

In conjunction with the CCPSP introduction, DDI released a case study demonstrating the effectiveness of the SecurED training content. The study, featuring People First Federal Credit Union (FCU), examines the organization's security education challenges and their proactive approach to addressing issues revealed through a Social Engineering engagement.

Susan Phillips, People First FCU Vice President & CIO, stated, "We recognized the importance of a highly trained staff to combat the security threats that are a constant concern to our organization. The SecurED training provided effective education in a manner that was fun and engaging, increasing the retention of security best practices and buy-in from employees. Our staff is invested in our security program and fully embraces their role in protecting People First from a devastating security breach."

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is the premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through regular information security assessments, awareness education and decisive security intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and reputations secure.

The combination of DDI's certified security analysts, patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management system,

Frontline(TM) Solutions Platform, delivers the most powerful assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.

About People First Federal Credit Union

People First Federal Credit Union is a federally chartered and insured credit union that has been serving the Lehigh Valley by offering low cost financial services for 60 years. As a non-profit financial cooperative, it is owned and operated by its members. With over $400 million in assets and over 51,000 members, People First FCU serves more members than any other credit union in the Lehigh Valley.

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