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Lucy Security Wins Three Gold 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

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RSA Conference Lucy Security, a global provider of cybersecurity training software and services, today announced it has been named a Gold Winner for three 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, including Best Anti-Phishing, Best Security Education and Best Security Education Platform. These awards reflect the growing realization that human behavior is the most important link to defending against cybersecurity threats.

Research findings state that ninety-seven percent of successful attacks involve some form of social engineering, and over 90 percent start with a phishing email. According to the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report, data breaches resulted in losses of more than $3.5 billion last year, with more than half of this loss attributed to Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud.

According to Colin Bastable, CEO of Lucy Security, “Training staff to be security-aware is one of the most important investments a company can make to protect itself from data breaches. We’re pleased to be recognized for our innovative security training approach and are committed to helping all companies – from SMBs to global enterprises, non-profits, local and national government – provide their employees with world class, affordable cybersecurity training.”

Lucy’s unique approach to cybersecurity training lets companies take on the role of an “attacker” through customizable phishing simulations, allowing them to identify and resolve weaknesses in their staff as well as their technical infrastructure. Lucy’s real-world, simulated phishing attacks are constantly updated to expose employees to the changing techniques used by hackers. The Company’s extensive training program offers more than 250 training modules in 130 languages, including phishing and malware simulations, awareness trainings and technical vulnerability tests that are available on-premise, in the cloud, as a SaaS offering or white-labeled.

“We congratulate Lucy Security for their recognition as a 2020 Gold Winner for Best Anti-Phishing, Best Security Education, and Best Security Education Platform,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the 500,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn and producer of the 5th annual Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. “These awards recognize the market’s compelling need for greater security awareness and education. With more than 500 entries, the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program is highly competitive, and all winners reflect the very best in innovation and excellence in tackling the urgent cybersecurity challenges that today’s enterprises face.”

About the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security. The awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 500,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world’s best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations.

About Lucy Security

Founded in 2015, Lucy has transformed the real-world ethical hacking experience of its founder into a comprehensive security training solution that provides a 360° view of an organization’s security vulnerabilities. To date, more than 9 million users have been trained in 9000 installations worldwide. Lucy has received multiple industry awards, including 2019 InfoSecurity Product Guide Startup of the Year and the 2018 Network Product Guide Gold Award for Most Innovative Software. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland with U.S. operations in Austin, TX.

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