Digital Defense Named a Leader in Gartner’s Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Magic Quadrant for 2nd Consecutive Year

Placement based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

SAN ANTONIO--()--Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) today announced that it has been named as a Leader for its SecurED® solution in Gartner’s 2015 research report, “Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors.”1 Gartner evaluated computer-based security training vendors and solutions using a proprietary scoring model based on their ability to execute, as well as the completeness of their vision.

SecurED was developed with a goal of providing relevant, easy-to-understand, web-based security training incorporating the use of humor. Produced by Digital Defense, Inc. in collaboration with an Emmy® award winning comedy sketch writer, the training videos feature fun, engaging characters to leverage the 'stickiness factor' required to optimize employee retention of serious security intelligence and best practices. An independent Ponemon Institute study found that the SecurED program yielded consistently positive results with an average long-term gain of 60% for SecurED subjects.

Jay Sitkin, Manager of Security Operations at Unisys, shares his thoughts about the training program, “Within two weeks of having introduced SecurED, the Information Security office began receiving a multi hundred percent increase in requests for spam, phishing, and suspect web site reviews meaning that our employees had taken to heart the elements they learned in the training.”

Larry Hurtado, DDI President & CEO, states, “Our ethical hackers have an exceptional success rate when performing social engineering engagements, and it is precisely this expertise in providing security assessments, coupled with our deep background in security training solutions, that was the genesis of SecurED. The feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive and we are pleased to be named once again in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report.”

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc., (DDI) is a premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions of dollars in assets for clients around the globe. In 2015, the organization has received numerous industry recognitions including a top 50 ranking (#46) in Cybersecurity Ventures’ listing of the World’s 500 Hottest Cybersecurity Companies, as well as inclusion in CSO Outlook’s Top 10 Network Security Companies and CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solutions. Vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and security awareness training are DDI’s most popular offerings, each of which proactively improves the security of an organization’s confidential data. DDI utilizes a unique Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) delivery model to help organizations establish an effective culture of security and retain information security best practices, bringing lasting value to clients served. Contact DDI at 888-273-1412 or ddifrontline.com.

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1Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors by Andrew Walls. Published: 8 October 2015

Contacts

Digital Defense, Inc.
Meg Grant, 210-723-7073
Meg.grant@ddifrontline.com

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Digital Defense, Inc. Named a Leader in Gartner's 2015 Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Magic Quadrant

Contacts

Digital Defense, Inc.
Meg Grant, 210-723-7073
Meg.grant@ddifrontline.com