CHANTILLY, VA, Aug. 29, 2012 – PhishMe Inc. today announced the appointment of Jason Clark, Chief Security and Strategy Officer, Websense Inc., to their executive board. PhishMe Inc. offers a turnkey service that helps change employee behavior in responding to targeted phishing attacks – the number one attack vector used to compromise corporate and government networks today.
PhishMe, which provides phishing awareness training for employees of government agencies, universities, and large enterprises, immerses employees in a real-world spear phishing experience. Through customizable scenarios that emulate real phishing attacks against an organization, PhishMe provides the opportunity to actually change behavior, rather than just warn users of the potential dangers an attack can pose to an organization.
Jason Clark will play a key role in PhishMe’s expansion in the U.S. and abroad. With Jason’s expertise and strong background in the security space, PhishMe looks to expand future technology partnerships while continuing to enhance the product line and provide a premier level of professional services to its customers. Before joining Websense, Jason held the Chief Information Security Officer position at Emerson Electric Co., a diversified global manufacturing and technology company that provides innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, climate technologies and industrial automation. Jason is also well-known for his previous role as CISO for the New York Times.
“Jason’s expertise and experience in large enterprise security will bring a powerful and unique perspective to PhishMe. We look forward to integrating Jason’s strong background in security with PhishMe’s unique technology and hope this will be a long and beneficial relationship,” said Rohyt Belani, CEO and Co-Founder, PhishMe.
“PhishMe’s technology is changing the way we educate enterprise, university, and government employees,” said Jason Clark, Chief Security and Strategy Officer, Websense Inc. “Having led the security strategies of large enterprises, it is clear that upgrading physical technology alone will not solve the information security crisis and protect personal information. Educating employees needs to be a primary step, and with PhishMe, organizations can do so with a creative and effective technology.”
PhishMe provides organizations the ability to train their employees and customers about the risks of spear phishing with just a few simple clicks. With over 3.5 million individuals trained since its launch in 2008, PhishMe provides a cost effective way to mitigate this challenge. The company has proven that its training can reduce the threat of employees and customers falling victim to phishing attacks by up to 85 percent.
PhishMe is a leader in anti-phishing training and focuses on educating users on how to best protect themselves from the latest scams. Using PhishMe’s built-in templates and simple functionality, companies can emulate real phishing attacks against their employees within minutes. PhishMe facilitates and automates the execution of mock phishing exercises against the employees and provides clear and accurate reporting on user behavior. Most importantly companies are able to focus their training efforts on the most susceptible employees by providing immediate feedback to anyone that falls victim to these exercises. Additionally, PhishMe adds customizable interactive games to the suite of training modules enterprises can deliver to their staff and customers. PhishMe works with Federal Agencies and Fortune 1000 companies across multiple vertical market sectors including financial services, healthcare, higher education and defense. For additional information, please visit. www.phishme.com
About Websense Websense, Inc. is a global leader in unified Web, data, and email content security, delivers the best security for modern threats at the lowest total cost of ownership to tens of thousands of enterprise, mid-market, and small organizations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as software, appliances, and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Websense unified content security helps organizations take advantage of powerful new communication, collaboration, and Web 2.0 business tools while protecting from advanced persistent threats, preventing the loss of confidential information, and enforcing Internet use and security policies. Websense is headquartered in San Diego, Calif., with offices around the world.
Websense maintains research and development facilities in San Diego and Los Gatos, Calif.; Reading, England; Beijing, China; Sydney, Australia; and Ra'anana, Israel. The Websense research and development department includes several groups such as content operations, security research, software development, quality and assurance and documentation. Developed within Websense Security Labs™, the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network is the technology foundation for Websense Web security, email security, and data security solutions. It provides the intelligence that underlies Essential Information Protection by delivering real-time reputation analysis, expanded behavioral analysis, and actual data identification.