Marks Second Consecutive Year in the Visionaries Quadrant for Security Mentor’s Security Awareness Training

Pacific Grove, Calif., November 4, 2015 – Security Mentor, a global leader of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, announced that the company has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training”. The report evaluated 22 different vendors and placed Security Mentor in the Visionaries quadrant.

According to the October 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, “security education is a growing market defined by chief information security officers' (CISOs') and employee communication leaders' need to help change or improve the security behaviors of employees, citizens and consumers. Increased regulations and a higher volume and diversity of threats target individuals. These trends, coupled with enterprise and employee adoption of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud solutions, require CISOs to recognize and manage the increasing impact of employee behavior on enterprise security and risk management efficacy.”

The Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training was written by Andrew Walls and published October 8, 2015. In order to be included in this year’s Magic Quadrant for Security Education Computer-Based Training, vendor solutions had to meet the following criteria: product or service excellence, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Gartner as a Visionary for our security awareness training solution,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “We believe our vision, to transform employee security training by combining our ground-breaking training model of brief lessons delivered throughout the year with high quality security content that that is engaging and interactive, has been validated by our placement as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant. Our customers praise how our training transforms the way employees view security and the outstanding service they receive. Trainees rave that lessons are fun and informative and tell us how much they love taking training.”

Recognized as a Visionary, Security Mentor empowers companies to transform employees into a security savvy workforce. In only ten minutes a month, our training drives real, immediate employee behavior change by combining engaging, highly interactive content with critical security information. Security Mentor lessons teach employees where they are at risk, both from their own actions, as well as from cyber-attacks and malicious insiders. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the company on Twitter at @SecurityMentor and on LinkedIn.


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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

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