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James McQuiggan

Security Awareness Advocate

James McQuiggan is a Security Awareness Advocate for KnowBe4. Prior to joining KnowBe4, McQuiggan worked for Siemens for 18 years where he was responsible for various roles, including Product & Solution Security Officer for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. In addition to his work at Siemens, McQuiggan is also a part-time faculty professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology Division.
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[Cybersecurity Awareness Month] How To Stop the Ransomwolf Attacks: Similarities to the Werewolves Terrors

Imagine a monstrous entity emerging from the shadows to prey on vulnerable organizations, leaving havoc in its wake. No, we are not talking about ghoulish and scary creatures of the ...
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The BISO Secret Weapon: Enhancing Collaboration for Cybersecurity and Business Growth with Nicole Dove

Do you want to bridge the gap between IT, cybersecurity, and the business to enhance collaboration and integration? Are you seeking a solution to align cybersecurity efforts with business ...
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5 Intriguing Ways AI Is Changing the Landscape of Cyber Attacks

In today's world, cybercriminals are learning to harness the power of AI. Cybersecurity professionals must be prepared for the current threats of zero days, insider threats, and supply ...
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[Security Masterminds] Unlock Maximum Cybersecurity: 3 Crucial Steps to Enhance Your Capabilities, Coverage, and Culture

Do you ever feel like you are always playing catch up regarding cybersecurity? That it is a never-ending game; no matter what you do, you are always one step behind. You are not alone. ...
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Make or Break Cybersecurity

With the introduction of OpenAI's Chat GPT, artificial intelligence is no longer considered part of science fiction. It has presented a new problem for cybersecurity professionals, as ...
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[Security Masterminds] Breaking It Down to Bits & Bytes: Analyzing Malware To Understand the Cybercriminal

In our latest episode of Security Masterminds, we have the pleasure of interviewing Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, who has held various roles throughout his ...
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Holiday Shopping Scams Online Are Too Good to be True

It's three weeks before Christmas, and the latest video game console is getting harder and harder to find in stores. You've checked all the large retail stores online and visited them ...
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Top 5 Phishing Do's & Don'ts

Here's the Top 5 Do’s and Don'ts for your phishing simulation exercises.
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Technology, Microlearning, and its Impact on Users and Cybersecurity

Technology is everywhere in society these days from our communication, shopping, and commerce capabilities. Whether email, online purchases, or using the blockchain, it amounts to large ...
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Storytelling to Improve Your Organization's Security Culture [PODCAST]

The latest podcast episode of Security Masterminds features our special guest Jim Shields, Creative Director at KnowBe4. He sat down with our hosts, Erich Kron and Jelle Wieringa to ...
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The Recent Log4J Vulnerability Equation: Remote Code Execution (RCE) + National Vulnerability Database (NVD) = 10.0

RCE. These three letters add increased levels of stress to cybersecurity professionals regarding vulnerabilities against their hardware or software within their risk management program.
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According to KnowBe4 Research's Q1 2022 Report: Shadow IT Is Real

Imagine needing to share a large PDF non-confidential document with a customer. It is too large to send via email, and recently you started using a cloud file sharing service to store ...
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May the 4th Be With You and Your Users!

May the force be with you, May the fourth be with you, may the phish not attack you. Okay, so it does not quite rhyme, but you get the idea. We reach the fourth day of the fifth month of ...
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3 Ways To Protect Your Identity Online

Within security awareness training programs, cybersecurity experts promote various tactics and best practices to implement within personal and work environments to protect your identities ...
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Three Tips to Stay Safe on the Road and the Information Superhighway

You surf the world wide web, you scroll through social media feeds, read articles, shop online, and respond to email through the incredible invention of the internet. We're all driving on ...
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Data Privacy and Fingerprints

Most people know, primarily criminals, that you don't want to leave the oils from your fingers at a crime scene because it creates a fingerprint. Everyone has them (unless they don't have ...
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3 Lessons COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

It’s day 4,823 that I’ve been home for the stay at home order in the county where I live. Okay, so it feels like years, but it’s actually only been a few weeks. Like many of you, I can’t ...
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The Good, the Better, and the Best in Information Security

Every day, there is news about the latest data breaches, phishing attacks, the number of records that were exposed, how organizations are not doing enough to protect themselves. All of ...
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