Publicly-traded cybersecurity company Mimecast announced the acquisition on Tuesday of Bethesda, Md.–based startup Ataata.
Founded in 2016, Ataata seeks to help companies raise awareness about cybersecurity among employees. As Technical.ly DC reported last year, the startup’s founders believe educating and training employees can help reduce human error that could lead to a breach. To do so, it offers video content that’s designed to get employees to buy into security, rather than just viewing it as compliance. The company announced $3 million in Series A funding in December.
Mimecast, which is based in Lexington, Mass, specializes in securing email. According to Mimecast, the acquisition will bring an offering that allows companies to provide training based on areas where an employee needs improvement in security.
“We’re excited to join forces with Mimecast to help customers build a stronger cyber resilience strategy that includes robust content, risk scoring and real-world attack simulation – going way beyond basic security awareness capabilities,” Ataata CEO Michael Madon said in a statement.