60% of the US Workforce Will Be Working Remotely by 2024 (and That’s a Problem)

The latest data from analyst firm IDC shows massive growth in the remote workforce in the coming years – something that puts organizations at greater risk for a cyberattack.
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KnowBe4 Receives a 2020 Tech Cares Award

Sticking to our values continues to pay off, as we have recently received a Tech Cares award from TrustRadius. This is a brand-new award crafted to celebrate organizations that have ...
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Contact Tracing: Real and Bogus

Scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers and attempting to trick people into handing over their payment information, NPR reports. The scammers are using phone calls, texts, and ...
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The U.K. is Under Massive Cyberattack and They Are Nowhere Near Prepared

New insights into the cybersecurity readiness of U.K. organizations shows cyberattacks are plentiful and costly, and there aren’t enough cybersecurity pros to help.
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One-Fifth of Organizations Have Experienced a Security Breach Due to Their Remote Workforce

Having a remote workforce has been keeping organizations running, but new data puts a spotlight on the realities of what preparations were taken and whether organizations are truly secure.
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Credential Stuffing Attacks Shut Down Canada's Revenues Service

The Canada Revenue Agency is investigating two online hacking incidents affecting the personal information of thousands of Canadians, according to CBC News.
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U.K. Firms Have Dismissed Employees for Breaching Cybersecurity Policy Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost two-fifths of business decision-makers have fired employees because of a cybersecurity policy breach since the pandemic began, a survey has found.
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43,000+ NHS Staff Hit With Phishing Emails Since March

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that over 43,000 National Health Service (NHS) staff have had phishing emails slip through the cracks and into their inboxes in the past ...
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COVID-Themed Phishing Scams Are on Their Way Out While Some Scammers Use a Vaccine as a Last-Ditch Effort

The latest data on COVID-related phishing scams from security researchers at CheckPoint comes with some good news and insightful trends that may help keep you secure.
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Many US States Requiring Training on COVID-19 Before Return to Work

Many states across the US are now mandating that organizations provide training to your employees before they can return to work. Definitely check your local state guidelines but KnowBe4 ...
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Explosion of Zoom Meeting Phishing Attacks Over Spring and Summer of 2020 and Targeting Office365 and Outlook Credentials

Researchers at INKY have observed an “explosion” of Zoom-themed phishing attacks over the Spring and Summer of 2020. Most of the attacks are aimed at stealing credentials to services like ...
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Hacked High-Profile Twitter Accounts Are Used to Promote a Cryptocurrency Scam

Using the theme of partnering with a made up COVID-19 non-profit, the latest hack on twitter allowed some pretty prominent accounts to be used as pawns in a scam that netted $120K.
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New U.K. Phishing Scam uses a £400 Tax Cut as Bait

Pretending to be the U.K. Governments’ Digital Service Team, this latest COVID-related phishing attack seeks to con victims out of their credit card details.
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July Fresh Content Updates from KnowBe4: Including New Recommended Training Suggestions in the ModStore

Here are a few important fresh content and feature updates to share with you for the month of July.
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[HEADS UP] Coronavirus Scams in the U.K. You Should be Wary Of

According to a recent report from BBC News, the bad guys are using the coronavirus pandemic to use social engineering to trick people out of their cash.
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Don't Overlook Policy When Designing Security

There’s no single defense against phishing and other social engineering attacks, according to Kevin O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of email security company GreatHorn. On the CyberWire’s ...
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Testing 1… 2… 3…

Let’s face it, very few organizations thought they’d still be in workforce limbo as we near the six-month mark of the pandemic. This situation has stretched many organizations to adopt ...
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6000% Increase in Phishing Attacks Leveraging COVID-19, Healthcare Industry Often The Target

On July 3rd just before the holiday weekend, Mount Auburn Hospital's IT team identified suspicious activity. Alarmed, they quickly took steps to disconnect the Cambridge hospital's ...
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Vishing Attacks Yield Phone Fraud Take of Over $100 Million

While not a new tactic, vishing presents cybercriminals with an attack method that’s perfectly aligned with the pandemic shifts to remote workforces.
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COVID-19 Related Phishing Scams Target Passport Details

The Coronavirus phishing scams have only gotten more aggressive and targeted now than ever before, InfoSecurity Magazine reports. Now researchers at Griffin Law are tracking self-employed ...
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