Cybersecurity Awareness Month Weekly Tip: Social Media Safety

Each week during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re going to be sharing in-depth weekly cybersecurity tips from our informative evangelists to help your users make smarter security decisions and build your cybersecurity fortress from anywhere!

As a security professional for over 20 years, we knew security awareness advocate Javvad Malik would be fit for the job to explain the next weekly cybersecurity tip. Javvad is no stranger to social media, with a YouTube channel, a popular podcast, a blog, and popular social media accounts. That is why this week's tips are focused on Social Media Safety. 

First of all, it is more important than ever to be careful of anything that you post on social media. The internet is a treasure trove of personal information that can be used against you. Carefully crafted  phishing emails can be targeted to you just by seeing what's publicly available on your Facebook profile. 

Make sure you consistently reset your passwords on any of your social media accounts. Do not share your logins to your social media accounts with anyone. In short, just be mindful about what you post, and who you share anything with. 

Check out this helpful video from Javvad as he explains his top social media tips in further detail:


Check back each week for more helpful tips from our evangelists, and follow @KnowBe4 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn throughout the month for all of your #NCSAM resources. Also check out your National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resource Center for the latest resources to keep your users on their toes, no matter where they’re working from.

Don’t get hacked by social media phishing attacks!

Many of your users are active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Cybercriminals use these platforms to scrape profile information of your users and organization to create targeted spear phishing campaigns in an attempt to hijack accounts, damage your organization's reputation, or gain access to your network.

KnowBe4’s Social Media Phishing Test is a complimentary IT security tool that helps you identify which users in your organization are vulnerable to these types of phishing attacks that could put your users and organization at risk.

SPT-monitorHere's how the Social Media Phishing Test works:

  • Immediately start your test with your choice of three social media phishing templates
  • Choose the corresponding landing page your users see after they click
  • Show users which red flags they missed or send them to a fake login page
  • Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your percentage of clicks and data entered

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