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809 Million Records Exposed By Email Marketing Giant. No Bueno.

I'm suffering from Data Breach Fatigue, how about you?
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Cyber Criminals use Domino Effect Chain Attacks to Leverage One Compromised Bank to Infect the Next

New details from international security company Group-IB show how cybercriminals are no longer looking to just steal from one bank. Instead they chain their attacks to improve their ...
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60% of Organizations Have No CSO or CISO, Putting Network Security at Risk

Recent data from Check Point Security’s Cyber Talk shows organizations are massively unprepared for attacks on network, mobile, and physical security.
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Rietspoof Malware Attack Uses Messaging Apps to Distribute Ransomware

Researchers at antivirus vendor Avast have identified a new malware attack that leverages Skype, Facebook Messenger, and other messaging applications.
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Malware Blindness in the Enterprise

A growing percentage of cyberattacks are using encryption to avoid detection, according to a new report by Zscaler’s ThreatLabZ researchers. Their report, summarized by Help Net Security, ...
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Ins and Outs of Impersonation...and Kidnapping

Impersonation attacks and business email compromise (aka CEO fraud) can lead to far more dangerous consequences than monetary losses, according to Matt Devost from OODA LLC. Devost ...
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KnowBe4 Technical Content Team Produces Tons Of Cool Stuff

I thought you might want to have an update on what kinds of content the KnowBe4's Technical Content team has been producing lately. (The picture here is Katie, our Technical Content ...
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It Only Takes Minutes: Russians Go from Foothold to Privileged Access in Record Time

We think of data breaches as taking days or weeks. But with elevated access to move laterally around the network, a cybercriminal can accomplish much in just a matter of minutes.
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FINRA Warns of New Phishing Attack Targeting Brokerage Firms

The latest warning from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) puts firms on notice of yet another tailored attack seeking to gain access to firms networks.
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KnowBe4 Thrilled To Win Editor's Choice Anti-Phishing InfoSec Award 2019

“While nation-state exploitation, Cybercrime, Hacktivism, Cyber-espionage, Ransomware and malware exploits are all on the rise, KnowBe4 has won both the Editor's Choice Anti-Phishing ...
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Fast-Changing Security Landscape May Render This Year's RSA Conference the "Most Human" Edition Ever

Tony Kontzer, a technology writer who blogs for the RSA 2019 conference observed: "While mind-blowing technological innovations are being demonstrated and perspective-shifting strategies ...
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[Heads-up] 40 Percent Of Malicious URLs Found On Good Domains. YIKES!

Webroot revealed the results of their 2019 Threat Report, showing that tried-and-true attack methods are still going strong, but new threats emerge daily, and cybercrime is highly ...
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New Evil USB Cable Shows How Attacks Can Leverage Physical Hardware

The latest security research project has led to a USB cable so malicious that it can be used for just about any kind of attack.
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New Facebook Phishing Scam is So Good It Will Fool Even You

Scams seeking to harvest online credentials have long tried to replicate known logon pages. But this newly found instance is just about perfect.
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content & Feature Updates - February 2019

NEW 'TARGETED TRAINING' FILTER IN MODSTORE You can now easily browse the industry and role based training content in the KnowBe4 ModStore.
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KnowBe4 to Receive Significant Investment from KKR

I'm excited to announce we have a new investor that values us at more than $800 Million. We entered into an agreement to receive a sizable minority investment from leading global ...
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Healthcare Continues to Prepare in the Face of Growing Cyber Attacks

According to the latest data in the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, the healthcare industry is keenly aware they are a target, and are taking steps to reduce the risk of successful ...
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Organizations Need an Anti-Phishing Plan to Stop Cyberattacks

With the massive rise in phishing attacks, 2019 is the year for organizations to realize the concept of becoming a victim is an issue of when and no longer if.
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[Scam Of The Week] Robocall scams surge to 85 billion globally

Robocall spam has surged to 85 billion calls globally with bank account, credit card and extortion being common scams, according to Hiya, a company that makes apps to fend off unwanted ...
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