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Use Advocates to Spread Your Security Awareness Training Program

I’ve always been a big fan of train-the-trainer programs. Even if you are a great computer security consultant and trainer, there is a limit to what you, one person or one team, can do. ...
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[Heads-up] We Give Notice About The New Criminal Age 'Ransomware 2.0': Extremely Damaging, Dangerous And Plain Evil

Take a look at that screen. Let it sink in a moment. Imagine if it were your company.
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The Top 5 Eyeopener Strategies To Improve Your IT Defenses And Keep Bad Guys Out Of Your Network

Last year, in 2019 according to CVEdetails, there were 12,174 new, publicly announced vulnerabilities. If that sounds like a high number, it’s a lot less than the previous two years. We ...
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Smishing Examples & Defenses

Smishing is phishing via Short Message Service (SMS) on a participating device, usually a cell phone. Long neglected by phishers and spammers, smishing has recently become a very common ...
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Encryption Isn’t Your Only Ransomware Problem - There Are Some Other Nasty Issues

Ransomware has become one of the most dreaded problems in the cyber world and it’s only getting worse. Much worse!
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I Can Phish Anyone

I’m a bit surprised by some aggressive corporate anti-phishing policies which say they will fire anyone for one accidental phishing offense. Send me the names and email addresses of the ...
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You Must Know What You're Clicking On Even With MFA

By Roger Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-driven Defense Evangelist. I’ve been in computer security for over 30-years and I’ve been giving presentations nearly as long. And in that time, no talk ...
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Has Microsoft Office 365 Beat Phishing?

By Roger A. Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defense Evangelist. Microsoft recently announced a big update to their Microsoft Office 365 (O365) anti-phishing technical capabilities. ...
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[On-Demand Webinar] The Quantum Computing Break Is Coming... Will You Be Ready?

Quantum computing is a game-changer and will have a huge impact on the way we do business, safeguard data, explore space, and even predict weather events. Yet, some experts say in the not ...
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Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked since they ...
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