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Companies collaborate to offer training designed to improve awareness
about evolving cyber threats and decrease human error
Hartford has partnered with Mimecast, an email and data security
company, to offer Mimecast™ Awareness Training services to help its
customers reduce the risk of a cybersecurity incident before it occurs.
“Cyberattacks continue to evolve and are becoming more sophisticated,”
said Tim Marlin, head of cyber underwriting at The Hartford.
“Increasingly, employees are targets of complex phishing and social
engineering attempts and may inadvertently cause damage by responding to
an email that looked real to them. Staying on top of these trends and
providing employees with the knowledge to identify these types of
threats can go a long way in protecting a business from ransomware, a
cyber crime or a data breach.”
The Mimecast Awareness Training incorporates some humor into the content
to help employers educate their employees about serious topics such as
ransomware, phishing, wire fraud, password hygiene and more. The
training includes video content as well as real-world phishing
simulations and remediation for employees.
The training is available at no charge to select customers who have The
Hartford’s CyberChoice First Response Policy SM and is
available at a 20 percent discount to any other policyholder of The
“While having technology-based cybersecurity solutions in place is
critical, organizations must also educate their last line of defense –
their employees,” said Michael Madon, senior vice president of security
awareness products at Mimecast. “We are proud to partner with The
Hartford to help their customers manage their business risk and extend
our mission of helping customers become more cyber resilient.”
To learn more about the Mimecast training, visit The
Hartford’s Cyber Center, a digital cyber risk management portal that
provides customers with tools, training materials, and best practices
suggestions to further help mitigate the risk of a cyber incident.
For more information about The Hartford’s cyber liability solutions for
businesses, visit www.thehartford.com/cyber.
About The Hartford
The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group
benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The
Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability
practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its
financial performance is available at https://www.thehartford.com.
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford_PR.
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: HIG) operates
through its subsidiaries under the brand name, The Hartford, and is
headquartered in Hartford, Conn. For additional details, please read The
Hartford’s legal notice.
is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations
worldwide make email safer, restore trust and bolster cyber resilience.
Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a
comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security,
archive and data protection, to awareness training, uptime assurance and
more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of
cyberattacks, human error and technical failure.
Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking
statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. We caution investors that these forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ
materially. Investors should consider the important risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important
risks and uncertainties include those discussed in our 2018 Annual
Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q, and the
other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We
assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date
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Services Limited in the United States and/or other countries. All other
products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective
companies. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership
relationship between Mimecast and any other company.
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