Gartner Recognizes FishNet Security for Computer-Based Security Awareness Training

FishNet Security, the largest provider of information security solutions in North America, announces that Gartner has named them a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors. Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, recently released its report on security education vendors, placing FishNet Security’s eLearning offering for its strong assessment services, broad portfolio of security topics and interactive content featuring the CyberBOT character.

“Training is not just about passing a test, but retaining the knowledge to apply what you’ve learned to protect an organization’s data in everyday situations,” said Aaron Pollan, FishNet Security Sr. Director of Strategic Services. “Being recognized by Gartner is another validation of our comprehensive training approach.”

In recent years, it has become more evident that the end user can be just as dangerous as an external threat. In fact, a report from the Ponemon Institute attributes nearly one third of data breaches to internal end user error. “The best security technology in the world can’t help you unless employees understand how to safeguard data and protect company resources,” said Pollan.

FishNet Security aims to minimize end user risks with its CyberBOT Security Awareness Training program. The eLearning course features customizable scenarios that span a range of real-world topics like how to safely use social media and mobile devices, how to spot a social engineer or phishing attack and how to set up secure passwords. It utilizes three styles of learning — visual, auditory and kinetic — and the story of CyberBOT — a network of BOTs out to scam unsuspecting employees — to encourage engagement and retention of material.

CyberBOT Security Awareness Training supports 20+ languages, complies with PCI, SOX and HIPAA requirements and integrates with SCORM, Flash and AICC formats. In addition to end user security education, FishNet Security offers online training for security professionals and classroom vendor certification training. Learn more at

About FishNet Security
FishNet Security is the leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. Since 1996, the company has repeatedly been recognized for its rapid growth, high customer satisfaction and continuous business innovation. Today, FishNet Security has 29 regional offices, including nine training facilities, two product testing laboratories and two security operations centers that monitor and support customer networks. For more information, visit