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SEC Releases Results of Cybersecurity and Resiliency Practices Examinations

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a new report on the findings from examining the methods used by market participant organizations.
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Cyber-Insurance Premiums Jump as High as 25% and May Now Require Co-Insurance

With enough claims under the belts of insurance companies covering data ransoms, data theft, and other types of cyberattack, the risk appears to be shifting somewhat back to the ...
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Business Disruption is the Prominent Result for All Cyberattacks

New data from security vendor CrowdStrike shows that the bad guys are getting better at avoiding detection and are having a substantial financial impact on operations.
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Texas Government Agencies Are Seeing 10,000 Attempted Cyber Attacks Per Minute From Iran. But Is That News?

The Texas Trib wrote yesterday: "Gov. Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be “particularly vigilant” regarding potential cyberterrorism from Iran, suggesting that heightened tensions with ...
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Smishing and Deepfakes Top the List of Cyber Attack Methods Expected in 2020

You want to know what to expect from data breaches, phishing attacks, and other calculated methods in 2020? There’s no better source than Experian’s seventh-annual Data Breach Industry ...
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U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks

Christopher C. Krebs, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a warning about a potential new wave of Iranian cyber-attacks targeting U.S. assets after Maj. ...
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Top 9 IT Security Trends You Need to Watch Out For in 2020

Cyber security and security awareness training landscapes are constantly changing.  IT Professionals, like you, always need to know what is coming next in order to build (and maintain) ...
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Take the Free Weak Password Test and Enter to Win a Stormtrooper Helmet!

Are your users' passwords…P@ssw0rd? Verizon's Data Breach Report showed that 81% of hacking-related phishing attacks used either stolen and/or weak passwords. Employees are the weakest ...
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Best Practices for Creating Order from Phish Reporting Chaos

When Greg Kras, KnowBe4’s Chief Product Officer, first rolled out our Phish Alert Button (your users can use it to report suspicious emails), he thought it would be a great way for you to ...
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Financial Advisor Fined After Falling for BEC Scam

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined and temporarily suspended a financial advisor working for UBS after he was tricked into transferring $511,870 from a client’s ...
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Money Mules and Evil Corp.

Last week we reported that the U.S. Justice and Treasury Departments filed charges against and placed sanctions on the members of “Evil Corp.,” the criminal group behind the Dridex ...
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What's in it for the Social Engineers?

A necessary skill for any successful hacker is an understanding of how the human mind works, according to a post in IT Pro. Knowing how to manipulate technology is a major part of the ...
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Last Chance to Try the Free Domain Spoof Test to Win $500 Amazon Gift Card!

Are you aware that one of the first things hackers try is to see if they can spoof the email address of someone in your own domain?
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[Heads Up] Iran Has Launched Evil New Malware That Wipes Your Windows Workstations

Zak Doffman posted: "Iran’s state-sponsored hackers have deployed a new strain of malicious malware, warns IBM, which has been aimed at the “industrial and energy sectors” in the Middle ...
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Spotting the Gaps: Is Your Traditional Security Stack Giving You a False Sense of Security?

Endpoint security, firewalls, VPNs, authentication systems… we’ve all got them. But do they really provide the comprehensive level of security your organization needs to keep the bad guys ...
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Distracted in Target

It was an average Sunday…laundry, errands, football. I was standing in the checkout line at my favorite store, Target, when my son texted to remind me to get the Tostitos Scoop chips, he ...
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Global Utilities See Cyberattacks as Greater Threat to Operations than IT with Half Experiencing Outages

Global industrial organizations are seeing and feeling the effects of cyberattacks, recognizing the material impact potential upon operations.
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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: The Biases We All Have

We humans like to believe that we are rational beings, fully in control of our decisions and actions. But psychologists and behavioral economists disagree. They argue that we are — by ...
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Click Confessions of a Security Expert

As a “human security” expert, I used to take a lot of pride in my well-honed security hygiene. Yeah… that all ended back in early 2017 when I joined KnowBe4. You see, up until that time, ...
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Companies Expected to Lose $5.2 Trillion in Opportunity Due to Cyber Attacks Over the Next Five Years

The big business of cyberthreats gets stamped with a huge price tag by professional services company Accenture in their latest report on Securing the Digital Economy.
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