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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.

Bank Gets Sued Over $2,000,000 Cyberheist

A judicial decision came down last week from a District Court in Michigan. Experi-Metal fell victim to a major cyberheist and then sued their bank (Comerica) over a nearly $2,000,000 ...
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Cybercrime on the U.S. Senate

On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed a branch of its website was breached by a hacker group. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Boehner appear disheartened in photo. It’s ...
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U.S. Government is asking the High-Tech Business Sector to Fight Cybercrime

The U.S. Department of Commerce is asking big technology players with significant online presence to develop and adopt a code of conduct to help stop cybercrime. The Department of ...
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U.S. Company Suffers a $588,000 Cyberheist – Judge Says “Too Bad”

[caption id="attachment_994" align="alignleft" width="262" caption="Cyber Judge"][/caption] Cyber security experts are expressing serious concern over a decision on a cyberheist lawsuit ...
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The Stakes Rise in the War on Cybercrime

[caption id="attachment_986" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="North America Cyber Crime"][/caption] The U.S. government just very recently broadened its definition of what ...
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Cybercrime Sophistication Borne Out by Recent Google Gmail Attack

[caption id="attachment_980" align="alignleft" width="308" caption="gmail-phishing"][/caption] In the cybercrime war being fought across international boundaries, the recent Gmail hack of ...
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Scotland Yard launches New Cyber Squad Unit

[caption id="attachment_972" align="alignleft" width="191" caption="Scotland Yard Cybercrime Unit"][/caption] Janet Williams of Scotland Yard‘s Cybercrime Unit, who takes the lead on ...
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Opening the Network to Cybercrime: The 10 Biggest Security Breaches of 2011 to Date

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Network Cybercrime"][/caption] Despite the valiant efforts of network security companies and the vigilance of IT ...
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Phishing Attacks Keep Proliferating: How to Recognize Them

[caption id="attachment_949" align="alignleft" width="237" caption="Phishing Attacks"][/caption] There is an article in eWEEK that highlights the gravity and growth of cybercrime. It ...
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Phishing Your Own Employees is a Must!

Following is an excerpt from SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals. It highlights the importance of educating organizational employees against the tactics cybercriminals will use to ...
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FCC to Help Small Business by Raising Internet Security Awareness

[caption id="attachment_918" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="FCC Board"][/caption] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently launched an initiative to help small ...
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Common Sense Guidelines to Avoid a Cyberheist

[caption id="attachment_884" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="cyberheists"] [/caption] Social engineering, called phishing, happens all the time. Phishing leads to cybercrimes of ...
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Cybercrime: Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011 Introduced in US Senate

It was great to read that the "Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011" was recently introduced in the US Senate. The purpose of the bill is to raise the public's security awareness, ...
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Inside the "Phishing Mindset" That Drives Cybercrime

I just read a fascinating interview with security maven Tim Rohrbaugh, VP for Information Security at Intersections Inc. Intersections is a provider of branded and customized identity ...
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The Cyberheist Book Has Arrived!

[caption id="attachment_754" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Cyberheist"] [/caption] Cyberheist – the book – has arrived! The Kindle edition is currently selling on Amazon for ...
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Understanding ISAT (Internet Security Awareness Training)

ISAT is pronounced "Eye sat", and stands for Internet Security Awareness Training. It's our bread and butter here at KnowBe4.com, so it's something we like to communicate about regularly, ...
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Cybercrime in Your Business

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Internet Security Awareness Training: Getting Social With KnowBe4

If you want to keep up with the latest news and information about Internet Security, then you can not only follow KnowBe4 right here on our blog, but you can also check us out on our ...
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ISAT: Looking For The One-minute Elevator Pitch? Look No Further.

It's easy to understand why Internet Security Awareness Training now is an essential part of your defense-in-depth. KnowBe4 is the market leading on-demand Internet Security Awareness ...
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Internet Security Awareness Training: The Enduring Value of User Education and Awareness

There’s an old saying that “If you create a system that any idiot can use, then only idiots will find it useful.” And while many companies and organizations may feel compelled to “dumb ...
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