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NINJIO acquires Israeli behavior-based cybersecurity company DCOYA

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

The combination of NINJIO's cybersecurity content with DCOYA's powerful machine-learning-driven cybersecurity awareness platform will give CISOs and other company leaders the most effective cybersecurity awareness training toolkit on the market


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Illustration: BIGSTOCK/Copyright: Thapana_Studio

Cybersecurity awareness company NINJIO, a has acquired Israeli company DCOYA – a provider of behavior-centric cybersecurity solutions for organizations of all sizes.


NINJIO says that the combination of NINJIO's cybersecurity content with DCOYA's powerful machine-learning-driven cybersecurity awareness platform will give CISOs and other company leaders the most effective cybersecurity awareness-training toolkit on the market.


Like NINJIO, DCOYA focuses on behavior modification – an approach that is only becoming more crucial as cybercriminals continue to rely on social engineering to infiltrate companies and steal sensitive information.


DCOYA's technology works backward from the psychological tactics of the most successful human-related hacks. The new solution will allow NINJIO to determine a person's area of greatest vulnerability (greed, fear, obedience, and others) and provide reinforcing education that specifically addresses that vulnerability.


Additionally, the acquisition of DCOYA will allow NINJIO to track and report how individuals, subgroups, and whole companies improve over time, allowing CISOs and CIOs to see the results of their behavior change tactics, beyond simulated phishing failure and reporting.


These resources empower NINJIO to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity awareness solution to its customers that is unlike anything currently available.


"DCOYA is a perfect fit for NINJIO because the team is aligned with our core philosophy," says NINJIO CEO Shaun McAlmont.


"We already offer the best behavior-based learning content in the market, as well as an integrated LMS, simulated phishing tests, and reporting. We are thrilled to add a set of digital tools that will make our platform even more proactive, automated, and data-driven.


"DCOYA's machine-learning-powered technology enables us to meet a security professional's specific needs and streamline their approach to cybersecurity."


"It was clear to us that connecting to NINJIO meets our vision to lead cybersecurity awareness into a safer place for all users. In fact, it was one of the easiest decisions we have made," said Asaf Kostel, CEO of DCOYA.


"The combined capabilities and solutions of both companies will revolutionize the cybersecurity awareness landscape. As we see it, changing behavior based on science and AI is an important and significant step towards a safer world in terms of cyber awareness and reflects a complete fit for the shared vision."


By giving customers results-based, customizable, and prescriptive training, in-depth analytics on employee behavior and progress, and the ability to automate their platforms, DCOYA's machine learning technology will drastically expand NINJIO's suite of cybersecurity solutions. This will allow CISOs and other company leaders to increase stakeholder support and create sustainable cultural change at their organizations.

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