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KnowBe4 Honored for Innovation in Security Awareness Training with 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market, ...
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Join Us for a Live Demo on Simulated Phishing and Awareness Training

See Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing in Action!
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Ransomware Incident To Cost Danish Company A Whopping $95 Million

Catalin Cimpanu for ZDNet's Zero Day reported: "Demant, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hearing aids, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following what appears to be ...
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Ransomware Forces 3 Hospitals To Turn Away All But The Most Critical Patients

Arstechnica ran this story 10/1/2019: "Ten hospitals—three in Alabama and seven in Australia—have been hit with paralyzing ransomware attacks that are affecting their ability to take new ...
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Copyright Infringement Warning as Phishbait

Scammers are using fake copyright infringement warnings to trick people into handing over their Instagram credentials, Naked Security reports. The warnings arrive in emails that appear to ...
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North Koreans Spear Phish U.S. Victims With Social Engineering Hidden In Obscure Kodak FlashPix Format

A suspected North Korean threat actor has been sending spear phishing emails targeting US organizations, according to Prevailion researchers Danny Adamitis and Elizabeth Wharton. Adamitis ...
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NetWire Remote Access Trojan Being Spread by Phishing Campaign

Researchers at Fortinet have come across a phishing campaign delivering a new version of the NetWire remote access Trojan (RAT). The phishing emails claim to contain invoices and ...
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Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an important holiday for everyone - from users to security advocates, it’s a time to reflect on the importance of security awareness and why ...
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"Mishperceptions": The Five Most Common Phishing Myths Busted!

By Joanna Huisman, KnowBe4's new SVP Strategic Insights & Research.  The bad guys know that the easiest way into your organization is through your employees. This is not an opinion. Of ...
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Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Senate has approved new legislation aimed at helping government agencies and private-sector companies combat ransomware attacks. The legislation comes as local governments and ...
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KnowBe4 Acquires Twist and Shout Group to Enhance High-Quality Video Production Capabilities

I am excited to announce the acquisition of the Twist and Shout Group, which encompasses Twist and Shout Media and Twist and Shout Communications. Twist and Shout Group is a UK- and ...
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[Heads Up] Five New Ways How Cyber Criminals Commit Insurance Fraud

TransUnion and Iovation predict that the increased use of online platforms to interact with insurance providers will result in new fraud challenges for insurance companies and their ...
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Scam Of The Week: Yahoo Massive Data Breach Settlement Phishing Attacks

Yahoo is close to reaching a $117.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over a series of data breaches that affected users between 2012 and 2016 — and your employees are ...
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99 Percent Of All Misconfigurations In The Public Cloud Go Unreported

Charlie Osborne at ZDNet wrote: "Today's data breaches often seem to be caused not just by malware infections or external threat actors, but human error, insiders with an ax to grind, and ...
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Chinese Hackers Target Airbus Suppliers in Quest for Commercial Secrets

European aerospace giant Airbus has been hit by a series of attacks by hackers targeting its suppliers in search of commercial secrets, sources told AFP, adding they suspected a Chinese ...
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See if Your Domain Has an Evil Twin For a Chance to Win Beats Headphones!

Discover dangerous look-alike domains that could be used against you!
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Russian Secret Weapon Against U.S. 2020 Election Revealed In New Cyberwarfare Report

You may have sensed this, but you need to confront the fact the Planet Earth is an anarchy of nations. The UN is ineffective and thoroughly corrupt. A few good things have come out of it, ...
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Social Engineering via the US Mail

 
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[Heads Up] What If The World's Largest Cyber Insurers Recommended Just *One* Security Awareness Training Platform As The Most Effective In Reducing Cyber Risk?

Well, that just happened. Today, September 25th 2019, Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the inaugural class of cybersecurity solutions receiving a ...
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