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.

KnowBe4 Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

KnowBe4 is excited to announce that we have been recognized as an overall Customers’ Choice in the December 2021 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Security Awareness ...
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FBI: Beware of a New Google Voice Authentication Scam – Even if You Don’t Use Google Voice!

A new advisory warns of a scam that can affect literally anyone designed as a precursor to additional vishing scams and/or to perform Gmail account takeovers.
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Payment Fraud Moves to the Real World with Fake QR Codes on Parking Meters

Scammers are using the professional-looking stickers to point those parking to an alternate pay site to collect credit card details in the perfect situation where victims would be none ...
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U.S. Government Warns of More Cyberattacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure

A new joint cybersecurity advisory from CISA, the FBI, and the NSA cautions organizations against Russian-based attacks and provides mitigations to be implemented.
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It’s a Fact: Cyberattacks Continue Because Your Users Forget

The weakest part of your cybersecurity can be identified by looking at how cyberattacks take place, and how well your defenses stand up. But did you know the answer comes from the year ...
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Winter 2022 G2 Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

The latest G2 Grid Report compares Security Awareness Training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from December 2021

Check out the 38 new pieces of training content added in December, alongside the always fresh content update highlights and new features.
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121 Brands Impersonated in Massive 91-Country Survey-Turned-Fraud Scam

With an estimated take of over $80 million a month, this scam uses new evasive tactics designed to make detection and investigation of these attacks difficult at best.
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Amazon Token Crypto “Presale” Scam Takes Advantage of News Hype and Steals Your Real Cryptocurrency

The growing interest in new cryptocurrencies and the potential to get in early on Amazon’s supposedly forthcoming crypto has scammers taking victims for thousands of dollars.
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U.K. Workers Aren’t Concerned about Company Cybersecurity Despite 60% Having Been Victims of a Cyberattack

New data shows a huge disparity between the likelihood of cyberattack against U.K. organizations and their employee’s cybersecurity awareness and vigilance.
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Canadian Government Urges Organizations to Take Additional Steps to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

Citing upticks in attacks, Canada’s Centre for Cyber Security asks organizations to step up protective measures, offering guidance and a playbook to improve security.
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Having an Efficient Security Awareness Training Program

I love that KnowBe4’s customers are among the most knowledgeable and educated people in the world in avoiding phishing scams. KnowBe4’s products help its customers to educate and test ...
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Spam Calling Rates Spike Globally

Spam calls in the US spiked in October, according to Truecaller’s annual Global Spam Report. The report observed that Truecaller customers in the US received 3,115,861 spam calls in ...
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$148 Million Lost to Gift Card Scams in 2021 (So Far)

A US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data spotlight has found that people in the US lost $148 million to gift-card-related scams in the first nine months of 2021. The spotlight also found ...
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NSA: Cyberattacks are Putting the “Security of our Nation” at Stake

When most see cyberattacks as something that is impactful at the organizational level, the head of the National Security Agency sees cyberattacks as being a threat to the entire nation.
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New TSA PreCheck Scam Seeks to Collect Your Personal and Credit Card Details

Doing one of the best jobs impersonating a website ever seen, this new scam attempts to take those renewing or initially signing up through a believable process that most would fall for.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from November 2021

Check out the 28 new pieces of training content added in November, alongside the always fresh content update highlights.
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[Heads Up] First Omicron Phishing Attack Spotted In The UK

Bleepingcomputer had the scoop. Phishing actors have quickly started to exploit the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and now use it as a lure in their malicious email ...
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Morgan Stanley Warns Against “Brushing Scam”

Morgan Stanley has outlined several common scams everyone should be on the lookout for during the holiday season. The first involves phony delivery notifications. These scams are common ...
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John Scimone, SVP and Chief Security Officer at Dell Technologies, says “security is everyone's job.”

Organizations need to build a culture of security in order to defend themselves against cyberattacks, according to John Scimone, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Dell ...
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