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KnowBe4’s Q2 2020 Year-Over-Year Sales Grow 25%

We announced on July 2nd that 2020's second quarter was 25% higher in sales than Q2 2019, and that we are nearing a staff of 1,000 and 33,000+ customers worldwide.  KnowBe4 continues on a ...
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June Content Update: Including New Roger Grimes Video Series on Data-Driven Defense

Here are a few important content updates to share with you for the month of June.
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Looking for Binge-Worthy Viewing Options This Summer?

Looking for some binge-worthy watching this summer? We've got just what you're looking for! Check out this innovative new security awareness video series called ‘The Inside Man’.
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See Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

Join us for a live demo on Security Awareness Training and phishing in action!
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A "Secure DNS" Scam: an Upgrade that's a Downgrade

A phishing campaign is targeting website owners with convincing, personalized emails that purport to come from WordPress, Naked Security reports. The emails claim that WordPress is ...
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Phishing in Irish Streams

Netflix is warning users in Ireland to be on the lookout for another phishing campaign that’s impersonating the streaming service, Extra.ie reports. The emails inform recipients that ...
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It's the Best of 2020! Cyber CSI: Learn How to Forensically Examine Phishing Emails to Better  Protect Your Organization

Roger Grimes' lesson on how to forensically examine phishing emails received the highest viewer rating of any webinar so far this year. In case you missed it, make sure to watch this ...
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60% of Organizations are Hit by Cyberattacks Spread by Their Own Employees

The unwitting participant appears to be alive and well, based on new data from security vendor Mimecast. With employees being the source of attack surface expansion, what’s an org to do?
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New Sextortion Method Uses Social Engineering and Doxing To Identify and Target Victims

According to the SANS Internet Storm Center, cybercriminals are engaging their victims online, using social engineering tactics to collect needed details to extort money.
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New Dropbox-Based Pandemic Relief Payment Scam Targets U.K. Microsoft 365 Users, Bypassing Email Security

Using a Dropbox Transfer page, this new scam presses all the urgency buttons while eluding detection as being malicious in an effort to steal the victim’s online credentials.
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Hit Them When They're Down: Two Cyberattacks Leave Operations Halted with a Ransom to Pay

A recent cyberattack on Australian beverage manufacturer Lion demonstrates how even a modicum of precaution after an attack can spell doom for operations.
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One Letter Away: Impersonation, Bitcoin, and Phishing Expeditions

KrebsOnSecurity reports that a phishing website has been impersonating the private messaging service Privnote.com in order to steal Bitcoin. The real Privnote is a free site that allows ...
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Phishing Attacks Significantly Increase in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic

The number of phishing attacks in Singapore to give up personal information has almost tripled in the last year and doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cybersecurity ...
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New Training Modules Added on Data-Driven Defense

We have exciting news to share! Two new modules have been released about data-driven defense, both featuring Data-Driven Evangelist Roger Grimes.
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Survey Says...You've Been Pwned

Surveys are enticing, and so are survey scams. But they’re easy to recognize if you know what to look for, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. Ducklin describes a typical survey ...
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‘New VPN Configuration’ Email Tricks Microsoft 365 Users Out of Credentials

Scammers are taking advantage of the prominent use of VPNs by remote workforces to send out this very topically relevant phishing email that just wants to steal your credentials.
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20% of Organizations Provided No Cybersecurity Guidance to Users Making the Shift to Working from Home

At a time when cyber risk is at its highest levels, new data shows how little organizations have done to ensure employees are prepared for cyber attack while working from home.
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Enterprises Experience Nearly Five Times as Many Mobile Phishing Attacks as Last Year

With every organization looking at protecting their corporate devices, the bad guys are increasingly setting their focus on one of the softest targets: the mobile device.
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How You Can Increase Employee Engagement with Security Awareness Training

One of the most common questions I get asked working for a security awareness training company is, how do I make employees more engaged with and care about the training? I get it. Who ...
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New Ransomware Strain CryCryptor Targets Canada on COVID-19 Tracing App

There is a new ransomware strain that has been targeting specifically Android users in Canada, ESET reports. CryCryptor has distributed on two websites disguised as an official COVID-19 ...
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