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 December 2023

Check out the 36 new pieces of training content added in December, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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We Do What We Are Trained To Do

When I was young, I was an oceanfront lifeguard, firefighter and EMT paramedic. All disciplines involved frequent education and training.
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[IRS Alert] Three Tips To Protect Against Tax Season Refund Scams

Urging taxpayers and tax professionals to be vigilant, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides some simple guidance on how to spot new scams aimed at being able to file fake tax ...
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Why Security Awareness Training Is Effective in Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

Security awareness training (SAT) works! A well-designed security awareness training campaign will significantly reduce cybersecurity risk.
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Who's Calling? Spam, Scams and Wasted Time

First ever insight into those annoying spam calls provides enlightening detail into how many calls are there, where are they coming from, and how much time is wasted dealing with them.
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Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches Cited as the Number One Business Risk for Organizations

Even when looking at the various kinds of risks to business, cyber attacks still remain the biggest problem. But new data shows there may be a lesson to be learned to minimize losses.
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Financial Institutions are the Most Affected by Phishing Attacks and Scams

New data shows how the overwhelming majority of phishing attacks on financial institutions dwarf every other industry sector by as much as a factor of 30-to-1.
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Phishing Kits Undergo an Evolution in Feature Set, Demand, and Branding

Now being commonly referred to as “Scama” – short for Scamming Method – these kits are being sold promoting highly advanced feature sets, turning the novice scammer into a pro.
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Guarding Against the Rise of QR Code Phishing Attacks: How to Protect Yourself and Your Organization

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, scammers and hackers are relentless in exploiting every avenue of communication. From emails to texts, calls to QR codes, malicious actors ...
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Security Awareness Training Can Help Defeat Deepfake and AI Phishing

There is no doubt that more pervasive deepfake and AI technologies will make for more realistic, sophisticated, phishing attacks, and add to an already huge problem.
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Vishing Gang Takes Victims for “Tens of Millions” Using Little More than Social Engineering

Czech and Ukrainian police have arrested six individuals responsible for a call center-based vishing scam designed to trick victims into thinking they were already victims of fraud.
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Top Four Security Tips for Cyber Safety on National Computer Security Day

To celebrate National Computer Security Day, which is recognized on November 30 every year, KnowBe4 encourages all IT and security professionals to train their workforce how to stay safe ...
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from November 2023

Check out the 49 new pieces of training content added in November, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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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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Users Fall for Smishing Attacks 6-10 Times More Than Email-Based Attacks

With organizations heavily focusing on protecting the corporate endpoint, cybercriminals are switching focus onto mobile devices where users are more prone to fall for their social ...
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Initial Access Broker Activity Doubles in One Year’s Time

New data sheds light on just how active the Initial Access Broker (IAB) business is, and the growth uncovered doesn’t bode well for potential victim organizations.
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Huntress Finds Business Email Compromise (BEC) Increases In Q3, 2024

Huntress has released a report finding that business email compromise (BEC) attacks have risen in the third quarter of 2023.
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New Data Covers How the Retail Market is at Greater Risk of Industry-Specific Cyberthreats

A new analysis of the retail market’s threat landscape discusses the challenges faced by this industry and what threat tactics are being used to take advantage of retail’s cyber ...
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Cybercrime Group "Scattered Spider" is a Social Engineering Threat

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the FBI have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory describing the Scattered Spider cybercriminal gang’s activities.
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QR Code Phishing Attacks Surging

The massive uptick in QR Code phishing is an indicator that scammers are seeing success in taking victims from the initial attack medium to one under the attacker’s control.
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