Security Awareness Training Pioneer Honored as a Leading IT Security-Related Training Program in Professional Awards Category

Pacific Grove, Calif., February 10, 2016 – Security Mentor, a global leader of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2016 for exemplary professional leadership in information technology (IT) security. The company was acknowledged as a finalist in the Best IT Security-Related Training Program category for its training which combines engaging, highly interactive lessons that convey critical security information in an easy-to-understand, brief format that is both fun and memorable.

“The SC Award’s Professional Award category represents the highest caliber of leadership in the cybersecurity industry,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “As a finalist, Security Mentor has shown unique creativity and passion in their approach to addressing and combating the most challenging cybersecurity issues.”

The SC Awards, now in its 19th year, are recognized throughout the information security industry as the gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Winners in the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges and recognize the most talented information security professionals from end-user companies. Judges conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors – such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews – to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

“At Security Mentor, we are committed to creating effective, innovative security awareness training that reduces our customers’ security risk,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “We’re excited to be named a 2016 SC Awards finalist as this honor reinforces feedback from industry analysts, and our global customer base, that security training is most effective when it is both interactive and engaging. Our groundbreaking training model of 10-minute lessons, delivered monthly and combined with high quality, interactive content, has revolutionized security awareness training, making Security Mentor the first choice for organizations of all sizes.”

Winners of the 2016 SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and cocktail party on March 1, 2016 in San Francisco. This event attracts top professionals in the IT security community and provides an invaluable opportunity for networking. For more information, or to register for the 2016 SC Awards Gala, please click here.

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes SC Marketscope and SCMagazine Newswire, and face-to-face events, including the SCCongress series (New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, London, Amsterdam), and the SCAwards.

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Anna Jurgowski, events coordinator
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About Security Mentor

Security Mentor’s groundbreaking and award-winning security awareness training elevates security and

compliance by transforming your workforce into security savvy employees. With only 10 minutes/month,

our interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand,

fun format that drives real behavior change. The result: an engaged staff that values security.

Security Mentor’s training is available as a cloud-based service from Security Mentor with

username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant

modules for use on an organization’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Incorporated in 2008,

Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments.

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PR Contact:
John Kreuzer
(408) 896-3307