Wombat was born from research at the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Our company was founded in June 2008 by Drs. Norman Sadeh, Jason Hong, and Lorrie Cranor — all faculty members at the CMU School of Computer Science.
While at CMU, our cofounders led the largest national research project on combating phishing attacks. Their goal was to address the human element in cybersecurity and develop novel, more effective anti-phishing filtering solutions.
This project, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, yielded a uniquely effective suite of cybersecurity software training and filtering technologies. These technologies provided the foundation for our Security Education Platform and our unique Continuous Training Methodology.
Our ThreatSim® Phishing Simulations are an excellent addition to any security awareness training program, particularly those focused on fighting phishing attacks. Our SaaS-based interface makes it easy to deliver simulated phishing emails and customizable Teachable Moments, which display targeted “just-in-time teaching” messages to individuals who fall for a phishing test.
With ThreatSim, you can develop and administer preconfigured or customized attack campaigns in more than 30 languages. Comprehensive business intelligence features help you understand your organization’s risk and respond accordingly.