TraceSecurity Launches TracePhishing Simulator to Help Organizations Combat their Greatest Security Vulnerability

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TraceSecurity, a leader in cloud-based cybersecurity management solutions, today announced a new platform, TracePhishing Simulator, which integrates simulated phishing attacks and security awareness training to dramatically reduce the risk of social engineering – the number one security threat to organizations today. According to a Forrester Research, Inc. report "Reinvent Security Awareness to Engage the Human Firewall" published December 17, 2014, "One false step by an employee can have devastating effects on an organization." The report continues to say lackluster and informal security awareness programs today are commonplace, and only 22% of information workers are concerned about security at their companies.

TraceSecurity recognizes that the human element is one of the most critical aspects of an organization's security program, but is often neglected. To better equip organizations to prevent social engineering, spear phishing and ransomware attacks, and continuously drive improvement across security and risk programs, the TracePhishing Simulator helps organizations turn their greatest vulnerability – their employees – into a security asset.

Interactive security awareness training – based on 30 years of first-hand experience from the world's most wanted hacker turned IT consultant, Kevin Mitnick – combined with unlimited, simulated phishing tests are delivered in this single turnkey, web-based solution that is designed to mimic real-world attacks without any of the danger. TraceSecurity's TracePhishing Simulator delivers best practice methodology that combats urgent IT security problems and gives executives the insight they need to maximize training ROI and track security compliance.

"With the TracePhishing Simulator, organizations are able to assess vulnerabilities that are inherent within their most overlooked security asset and then reduce susceptibility to breach," said Peter Stewart, TraceSecurity CEO. "With the launch of this new platform, the company continues to enable its customers to be proactive and strategic within their information security management – simplifying how they combat against evolving social engineering attacks."

TraceSecurity will present a complimentary webinar, "Strengthen Your Human Firewall with Social Engineering Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing Attacks" on Tuesday, September 1st at 1pm CST. During this webinar, attendees will learn how the TracePhishing Simulator delivers a best-practice methodology to educate end-users and tests their knowledge for effectiveness. Click here to register to attend.

TraceSecurity channel partners will leverage the company's new TracePhishing Simulator to supplement their current solutions' portfolio for cross-sell into their customer base while opening doors into new prospects. Learn more about the TraceSecurity Partner Program.

To learn more today:

  • Contact TraceSecurity to schedule a consultation or request pricing
  • Read our blog for social engineering red flags and security awareness training tips and tricks
  • Visit TraceSecurity online to learn about TracePhishing Simulator's platform features and capabilities

About TraceSecurity

TraceSecurity is a leader in cloud-based cybersecurity solutions that help organizations of all sizes reduce the risk of cyber breaches and demonstrate compliance. TraceSecurity's award-winning TraceCSO is a revolutionary solution that dramatically streamlines the management of IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) programs. It accomplishes this by tightly integrating and automating all eight critical IT GRC components: Risk Management, Compliance Management, Audit Management, Vendor Management, Incident Response Management, Vulnerability Management, Policy Management and Training Management. Most important, it provides built-in security and compliance expertise that most organizations lack. Because of its unique architecture and cloud delivery, TraceCSO deploys rapidly and reduces the cost of GRC management by as much as 80%.

With market experience that spans over 2,000 customers, TraceSecurity offers the insight, products, professional services and partners to support the security and risk management efforts of organizations of all sizes across all industries. TraceSecurity certified partners leverage TraceCSO as a discovery tool to identify additional security solutions and services to offer their customers. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, La. For more information, call (225) 612-2121 or visit

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Source:TraceSecurity, Inc.