New Case Study Reveals How XL Group Enhances Compliance with Effective Security Awareness Training Program and Provides Easy Access for Employees Using Federated Single Sign-on

Pacific Grove, California, April 30, 2014, Security Mentor, pioneer of security awareness training employees love to take, today published a new case study revealing how XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), a multi-billion dollar global insurance and reinsurance company headquartered in Ireland, reduces risk and enhances compliance using Security Mentor's security awareness training.

In August 2012, XL Group contracted with Security Mentor to provide security awareness training to its approximately 4,000 employees in 60 offices in 22 countries.

"At XL, we have a fiduciary responsibility to create a risk awareness culture in our company," said Thomas Dunbar, SVP and Chief Information Risk Officer for XL Group. "Prior to selecting Security Mentor, we tried several other online security awareness programs, but they were not effective. Security Mentor's lessons are so interactive and engaging that our employees actually like taking the training. Even senior leaders tell me the training is fun," said Dunbar.

The case study highlights many benefits offered by Security Mentor's security awareness training program, including effectiveness of the training and the ability for XL employees to access the cloud-based training using its federated single sign-on (SSO) capability. "Single sign-on is critical. It allows our employees to connect to Security Mentor's training through our own tailored welcome page; they don't need to remember another username and password," said Dunbar.

To learn more about why XL selected Security Mentor's security awareness training program and how it reduces risk by creating a culture of security in the workplace, read the complete case study here.

"With the significant increase in cyber attacks, use of personal devices at work and access by employees to sensitive data, the need to create a more secure workforce has never been greater," said Marie White Security Mentor CEO & President. "We are proud of our relationship with XL and are pleased to share, through our new case study, how our security awareness training has become an integral part of XL's defense-in-depth program."

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor, Inc., pioneer of security awareness training that employees love to take, enables companies in every industry to reduce risk by creating a more secure workforce. The Security Mentor CORE curriculum trains employees on 12 key security topics including Phishing, Office Security, Mobile Security, Information Protection and Web Security. Interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format. Our Brief, Frequent, Focused™ training model of 10-minute lessons delivered monthly fits employees' busy schedules and keeps security top of mind. Simple to administer, organizations can take Security Mentor training as a service from Security Mentor's website with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules hosted on an organization's corporate LMS (Learning Management System). Either way, trainee progress and completion is tracked and reported. Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments, including the State of Michigan, State of Maryland and Omnicom Media Group. To learn more, take a look at our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit


Karen Burke
Security Mentor