Security Awareness Training Blog

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.

Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from January 2023

Check out the 39 new pieces of training content added in January, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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BEC Group Launches Hundreds of Campaigns

A business email compromise (BEC) gang has launched more than 350 attacks against organizations in the US, according to researchers at Abnormal Security. The threat actor, which Abnormal ...
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KnowBe4 Wins Winter 2023 "Best of" Awards From TrustRadius in Multiple Categories

KnowBe4 is proud to be recognized by TrustRadius in the “Best Of” Awards for overall, best feature set, best relationship, and best value for price in the Security Awareness Training ...
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Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT and Cybersecurity: A Match Made in Heaven or a Hack Waiting to Happen?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction.
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Scammers Impersonate Financial Advisors Through Social Media Platforms

A large scam campaign is targeting users on LinkedIn and other social media platforms posing as financial advisors, according to researchers at DomainTools. The researchers explain that ...
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How South Africa's Largest Law Firm Was Fined R5.5m for Not Educating Customers

Africa’s largest law firmordered to pay R5.5 million to a woman who fell victim to a hacking syndicate. When Judith Hawarden was buying a house, hackers changed the bank account number in ...
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[New Feature] Continuously Monitor for Any Detected Password Vulnerabilities Within Your User Base with PasswordIQ

We’re thrilled to announce that the power of KnowBe4’s most popular free password security tool has been brought to your KnowBe4 console as a new feature!
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[Live Demo] Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

Old-school awareness training does not hack it anymore. Your email filters have an average 7-10% failure rate; you need a strong human firewall as your last line of defense.
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Finance and Insurance Is the Sector Most Impacted by Data Breaches In 2022

Analysis of the year’s breaches shows Finance and Insurance businesses are the most targeted and have lost a material count of records as a result.
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One Out of 10 Threats Still Make It All the Way to the Endpoint

Despite good intentions, layered security measures, and efficacy claims by security solution vendors, new data shows that email-based threats are still getting all the way to the Inbox.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from December 2022

Check out the 36 new pieces of training content added in December, alongside the always fresh content update highlights and new features.
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Winter 2023 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)

We are excited to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the Winter 2023 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) for the PhishER platform for ...
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Winter 2023 G2 Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

We are thrilled to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the latest G2 Grid Report that compares Security Awareness Training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer ...
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Ten Charged with BEC Healthcare Scheme That Took More than $11 Million

Tricking five state Medicaid programs, two Medicare Administrative Contractors, and two private health insurers, the scammers posed as hospitals to alter payment details.
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CISA Phishing Infographic Contains a Lot of Good Information

On December 8th, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a great phishing infographic about data collected, lessons learned and recommendations learned from ...
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[CASE STUDY] New-school Approach to Training and Simulated Phishing Shines Over Traditional LMS

A U.S.-based enterprise manufacturing organization cut their Phish-prone Percentage™ (PPP) by more than 80% after five months using the KnowBe4 security awareness training and simulated ...
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Incident Response Actions are Systematically Reversed by Hackers to Maintain Persistence

Analysis of attacks on two cellular carriers have resulted in the identification of threat actions designed to undo mitigations taken by security teams mid-attack.
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Cyber Insurers Focus on Catastrophic Attacks and Required Minimum Defenses as Premiums Double

Recent attacks are helping cyber insurers better understand what security strategies need to be in place and how to price policies based on the risk those policies cover.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from November 2022

Check out the 55 new pieces of training content added in November, alongside the always fresh content update highlights and new features.
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2022 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams

In years gone by, Black Friday was a 24-hour rush to the shops (you remember those places with actual people and merchandise that you could touch) where there was a set time for you to ...
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