Dec 14, 2016

During Cybercriminals' Most Wonderful Time of Year, Varonis Offers Free Course on Personal Internet Security

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While consumers are online shopping for presents and new connected gadgets this season, cybercriminals are online stealing their information and hijacking their Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

To help consumers and business people protect themselves online, Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, has launched a free video training course with renowned security expert Troy Hunt. The online course, "Internet Security Basics, 5 Lessons for Protecting Yourself Online," was created exclusively for Varonis and is designed to teach the everyday connected individual about the top five online security risks they face and how to protect themselves, including:

The on-demand course, intended to be consumable by anyone with basic familiarity with computers, web browsers and mobile devices, is divided into seven bite-sized modules that take just a few minutes to watch. The course can also provide an effective supplement to organizations' ongoing efforts to keep their employees trained and vigilant about online risks.

Troy Hunt is a world-renowned security expert and trainer, author, and creator of the free data breach service, "Have I been pwned?" As a leader in online training for technology professionals, Hunt expertly distills complex technology and cybersecurity subjects into relatable explanations.

David Gibson, VP of Strategy and Market Development at Varonis, said, "We're pleased to partner with Troy Hunt once again for this free video training course. We wanted to create a resource that both consumers and business people can use for online safety awareness and best practice tips to mitigate risks in their online environments. According to a recent Ponemon study, IT security practitioners say insider negligence is more than twice as likely to cause a compromise than any other culprit. By increasing awareness, we hope more consumers and employees will take preventive measures with their online security."

More information and the full video course can be found here www.varonis.com/protect-yourself.

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About Varonis

Varonis is a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Through an innovative software platform, Varonis allows organizations to analyze, secure, manage, and migrate their volumes of unstructured data. Varonis specializes in file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing. With offices and partners worldwide, Varonis had approximately 5,000 customers as of September 30, 2016, spanning leading firms in financial services, healthcare, public, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, media and entertainment, consumer and retail, technology and education sectors.

News Media Contact:

Jennifer LuPiba
614-338-9889
Email: jlupiba@varonis.com