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James McQuiggan

Security Awareness Advocate

James McQuiggan has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. He is currently a Security Awareness Advocate for KnowBe4, where he is responsible for amplifying the organization’s messaging related to the importance of, effectiveness of and the need for new-school security awareness training within organizations through social media, webinars, in-person presentations, industry trade shows and traditional media outlets.

Prior to joining KnowBe4, McQuiggan worked at Siemens where he held various cybersecurity roles, including consulting and supporting various corporate divisions on cybersecurity standards, information security awareness and securing product networks. McQuiggan is a part-time faculty professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming and Technology division. He also volunteers for several initiatives through ISC2, including president of the ISC2 Central Florida Chapter, a member of the North American Region Advisory Council and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education.

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AI and the Boardroom: Bridging Innovation and Security

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a futuristic concept but a tool that is driving operational efficiency, customer experience, and decision-making processes. Organizations ...
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[Security Masterminds] The Art of Defending Against Social Engineering in the Age of AI: Insights from Rachel Tobac

Social engineering attacks can seem unpredictable and challenging to defend against. However, with the right approach, organizations can better protect themselves.
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[Security Masterminds] Revolutionizing Cybersecurity Training: How AI Is Changing the Game

Artificial intelligence (AI) in the cybersecurity realm is a nuanced topic. On the one hand, it has the potential to enhance our abilities to detect and prevent cyber threats ...
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[Security Masterminds] Beyond the Technical: Cultivating Empathy in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity exists to protect people and their information. In our recent discussion on Security Masterminds, Julie provided unique insights on putting people at the center of ...
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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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