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Security Awareness Training Blog

Read the latest news about security awareness training, best practices, why you need it, and what happens when you don't have it in place.

Attackers Leveraging XSS To Make Phishing Emails Increasingly Evasive

Attackers are exploiting Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaws to bypass security filters, according to a new report from Vipre. This technique allows attackers to send benign links ...
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Alert: Nova Scotians Hit by Surge of Sophisticated Spear Phishing Scams

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Nova Scotia is warning of spear phishing attacks that impersonate company managers. The scammers text company employees requesting a payment to ...
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New Research: Number of Successful Ransomware Attacks Rise 29% in a Just One Year

New analysis of Q1’s ransomware attacks uncovers a single group responsible for the majority and discusses what makes them so successful.
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Phishing-as-a-Service Platform LabHost Disrupted by Law Enforcement Crackdown

One of the largest phishing-as-a-service platforms, LabHost, was severely disrupted by law enforcement in 19 countries during a year-long operation that resulted in 37 arrests.
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9 in 10 Organizations Paid At least One Ransom Last Year

New analysis of cyber attacks shows ransomware attacks are running far more rampant than previously thought, with half of organizations blaming poor cyber hygiene.
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KnowBe4 Earns Multiple 2024 Best Of Awards From TrustRadius

KnowBe4 is proud to be recognized by TrustRadius for our Security Awareness Training and PhishER platforms.
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The Education Sector Experienced the Highest Number of Data Breaches in 2023

New data from Verizon makes it clear that the Education sector is under attack, but also breaks down which threat actions and patterns are used most.
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Introducing The New KnowBe4.com

I'm excited to unveil our newly redesigned website at knowbe4.com! The team has worked hard to create a sleek, modern design with improved navigation and new features to better serve you ...
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Verizon: The Percentage of Users Clicking Phishing Emails is Still Rising

The long-awaited annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out, and it’s made very clear that users continue to be a problem in phishing attacks.
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Analysis Shows 2023 to be “Worst Year for Phishing on Record”

Newly-released data highlights our worst fears about the prevalence of phishing, and some glimmer of hope that the good guys may be winning the fight.
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[CASE STUDY] Healthcare Organization Hardens Employee Defenses Against Insidious Callback Phishing Attacks

A major U.S. healthcare provider significantly reduced their employees' susceptibility to callback phishing attacks after using KnowBe4's callback phishing simulation and training ...
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Targeted Smishing Attacks by Threat Group “The Com” On The Rise

Cyber activity by the group "The Com," which leverages (SIM) swapping, cryptocurrency theft, swatting, and corporate intrusions, is increasing.
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Your KnowBe4 Compliance Plus Fresh Content Updates from April 2024

Check out the April updates in Compliance Plus so you can stay on top of featured compliance training content.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from April 2024

Check out the 33 new pieces of training content added in April, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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New Report Finds That 27% of Small Businesses Would Be Put Out of Business By A Cyber Attack

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pressure is mounting on small and medium businesses (SMBs), as they must get their cyber preparedness correct or the next cyber attacks ...
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Global Optics Provider Hit with Ransomware Attack and a $10M Ransom

Global optics manufacturer Hoya had business operations at its headquarters and several business divisions impacted and is now facing a “No Negotiation / No Discount Policy” $10 million ...
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USPS Surges to Take Top Spot as Most Impersonated Brand in Phishing Attacks

New data shows phishing attacks are deviating from the traditional focus on technology and retail sectors and are opting for alternate brands with widespread appeal.
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Half of U.K. Businesses Experienced a Security Breach or Cyber Attack in the Last 12 Months

Analysis of cyber attacks targeting U.K. organizations highlights the effectiveness of social engineering attacks and the fact that businesses are missing the mark on how to stop it.
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Spring 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software

We are excited to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the Spring 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) for the PhishER platform for ...
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Cisco Calls Out Organizations As Being “Overconfident and Unprepared” for Cyber Attacks

In a new report, Cisco says the cyber readiness of organizations is lacking despite having experienced multiple cyber attacks within the last year.
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