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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.

[HEADS UP] Remote Workers Disregard Security Awareness Training

According to new research from Mimecast, remote workers are increasingly putting their organizations at risk by failing to follow security awareness training best practices.
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Couple Avoids Becoming a Victim to Publishers Clearing House Scam

An elderly couple in Tennessee avoided falling victim to a scam by recognizing the signs of social engineering, WREG reports. Kay and Bill Pritchett received six different phone calls ...
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[HEADS UP] Fraudsters are Exploiting High Demand Air Freight

Scammers are exploiting the high demand for air freight brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Loadstar reports. Charter veteran Steve Manser told the publication that fraudsters are ...
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All Con, All the Way Down: Bad Guys Spoof Phishing Link Hover Texts

At the heart of almost every phishing email is a spoof. In malicious emails spoofing is the art of deceptively imitating something or someone trusted by users in order to gain their ...
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Members of the Cybercrime Group Responsible for NotPetya Indicted by U.S. Government

Six members of the Russian hacker group known as Sandworm who have carried out some of the most well-known cyberattacks in the last 6 years appear to have been brought to justice.
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminal Sells Info on 186 Million U.S. Voters

In a recent report by NBC News, cybersecurity company TrustWave found a bad guy selling voter registration data on 186 million Americans.
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Middle Management is the Next Target for Phishing Attacks

Mid-level managers need to be particularly wary of targeted phishing attacks, according to Jenn Gast at INKY. Gast explains that criminals can easily conduct open-source research on a ...
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Lessons Learned: An IT Pro’s Experience Building his Last Line of Defense

This is the true story of an IT Manager who was tired of his users clicking everything and wanted to teach them a lesson… in a good way.
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Microsoft 365 vs. Office 365: What’s the difference?

There is a lot to be said for consistency in product names, but when you have dozens of products with multiple versions of each, similar names can get confusing fast. We’re looking at ...
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61% of Successful Phishing Attacks Against Government Organizations Result in Full Compromise of Credentials

Phishing remains the top primary attack vector that keeps on giving to cybercriminals, as new data highlights the victories cybercriminals are enjoying at your organization’s expense.
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Gartner Recognizes KnowBe4 as a Representative Vendor for Security Awareness Training Program Platforms

We believe, as the world's largest security awareness training platform, this recognition validates the success of our ability to carry out our mission. We enable organizations and their ...
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals Launch Phishing Campaign to Capitalize on President's Health

As we predicted just a few days ago, malicious actors are now exploiting the media firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump's diagnosis late last week with COVID-19.
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The Most Dangerous Celebrity of 2020...

...Is Anna Kendrick, according to researchers at McAfee. The researchers analyzed Internet search results for celebrities and found that Kendrick’s search results (through no fault of her ...
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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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Healthcare Sector Still Sustains Phishing Campaigns

No one should take too seriously the high-minded things criminals sometimes say about how they’re restraining themselves during the pandemic, and that they’re going to avoid hitting ...
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New Articles and Updates From the KnowBe4 Technical Content Team in Q3 2020

Each quarter, KnowBe4's Product Content Team creates a video that highlights the updates that have been made to KnowBe4’s products over the past quarter. This is a great way to stay ...
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[Heads Up] Scam of The Week: Watch Out For Trump COVID Disinformation

The bad guys are going to have a ball with this one. President Trump announced that he and first lady Melania are COVID Positive. This event will be used in a variety of ways through ...
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Interesting Mini-Movie On Disinformation From The FBI

The FBI and the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) released a new movie to increase awareness of how foreign intelligence entities use fake profiles and other forms ...
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September Fresh Content Updates from KnowBe4: Get Your 2020 Resource Kit for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Here are a few important updates to share with you for the month of September.
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Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 From KnowBe4!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month may be a little different for everyone this year, but new security challenges make it a more important holiday than ever. Whether you and your users ...
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