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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.

Phishing Resistance for Charities

81% of charities say they’ve been targeted by a phishing attack this year, according to Ed Macnair, writing for UK Fundraising. Meanwhile, only 37% of charities think their IT and ...
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Mac users warned that disabling all Office macros doesn’t actually disable all Office macros

Graham Cluley warned: "It’s been almost 25 years since macro malware first reared its head, and it would be nice to think that the defences Microsoft has built into its Office suite in ...
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Lower Your Business Risk with Best Practice Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA's)

Whether you're creating a new product, going through a merger & acquisitions, or significantly changing a process in your organization, new processing activities can present high risk to ...
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Specially Crafted ZIP Files Used to Bypass Secure Email Gateways

Attackers are always looking for new tricks to distribute malware without them being detected by antivirus scanners and secure email gateways. This was illustrated in a new phishing ...
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APWG Q3 Report: Phishing Attacks at Highest Level in Three Years

According to the APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report, the number of phishing attacks continued to rise into the autumn of 2019. The total number of phishing sites detected by APWG ...
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Security in Three Keynotes

I had the pleasure of attending (ISC)2 Congress this year in Orlando with my colleague and fellow advocate James McQuiggan.
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You Need To Start Thinking Differently About This Whole "Insider Threat" Concept

In order to defend against insider threats, you need an accurate picture of the problem. The CyberWire’s Carole Theriault spoke to a number of industry experts about insider threats and ...
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Healthcare Industry Names KnowBe4 As The 2019 Top Rated Platform For Cybersecurity Training & Education

Black Book Market Research LLC surveyed over 2,876 security professionals from 733 provider organizations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping ...
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American Nikkei Employee Falls For Social Engineering Scam And Loses 29 Million Dollars

Phil Muncaster at InfoSec Mag had the (painful) scoop: "Media giant Nikkei has become the latest firm to suffer a humiliating Business Email Compromise (BEC), after it admitted losing ...
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Phishing Kits Hosted on More than Six Thousand Domains

Akamai’s 2019 State of the Internet / Security Report found that 6,035 domains were being used to host 120 different phishing kits, according to BleepingComputer. The phishing kits ...
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[Heads Up] Scam Of The Week: Phishing Attacks Using Better Benefits And Pay Raise Bait

Millions of employees use KnowBe4's Phish Alert Button to report suspect emails, and thousands of organizations share these reports with us. This has become a fascinating threat source, ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content & Features Updates - October 2019

Check out the content and feature updates in the KnowBe4 platform for the month of October! 
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Over... Now What?

As we wrap up the 2019 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), let’s all agree that our work is not done. As a matter of fact, it’s far from being done. If we are really honest ...
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Webroot Threat Researchers Take a Fresh Look at Phishing Tactics

Most people aren’t aware of how sophisticated phishing email templates and websites have become, according to David Dufour from Webroot. Dufour recently told the CyberWire that criminals ...
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KnowBe4 Achieves FedRAMP Authorization from the US Federal Government

On October 25, 2019, KnowBe4 became the first and only security awareness training and simulated phishing provider to receive FedRAMP authorized status. We are very proud of this ...
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Captain Awareness Has A Halloween Message For You

Think Before You Click! 
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[Heads-Up] North Korean Malware Found On Indian Nuclear Plant's Network

I am not a happy camper. This is exactly why I have been insisting on security awareness training for employees at critical infrastructure organizations. This could have been a Real Life ...
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Join Us for a Live Demo on Simulated Phishing and Awareness Training

See Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing in Action!
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Ransomware Attack Causes School 'District-Wide Shutdown'

A ransomware attack hitting Las Cruces Public Schools forced the district to shut down the entire computer system to contain the infection.
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[NEW FEATURE] KnowBe4 Assessments Help Gauge Proficiency of Your Users in Security Awareness and Sentiment Towards Security Culture

Social engineering attacks continue to be the leading cause of compromised networks and data breaches. Today, organizations of all sizes are susceptible to these attacks and are ...
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