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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.

Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from March 2024

Check out the 35 new pieces of training content added in March, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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[New Feature] Start Coaching Your Users in Real Time With the New Google Chat Integration for KnowBe4's SecurityCoach

Attention Google Workspace users! You’ve asked, and we’ve delivered, integrating KnowBe4's SecurityCoach with Google Chat.
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[New Research] KnowBe4's Report is a Call to Action for Global Organizations to Improve Their Security Culture

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the 2024 Security Culture Report, which dives deep into how security measures affect organizations and the way employees act and feel at work.
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The Average Malicious Website Exists for Less Than 10 Minutes

A new Chrome update brings to light Google findings about malicious websites that have serious implications on detecting malicious links, spoofed brands and the use of legitimate web ...
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Cloud-Conscious Cyber Attacks Spike 110% as Threat Groups Sharpen their Attack Skills

New data shows increased expertise in leveraging and exploiting cloud environments.
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FBI: Losses Due to Cybercrime Jump to $12.5 Billion as Phishing Continues to Dominate

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) newly-released Internet Crimes Report provides an unbiased big picture of the cyber crimes that were the most used and most successful.
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CISA Recommends Continuous Cybersecurity Training

In an age when 70% - 90% of successful data breaches involve social engineering (which gets past all other defenses), sufficient training is needed to best reduce human-side cybersecurity ...
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State-Sponsored Russian Phishing Campaigns Target a Variety of Industries

Researchers at IBM X-Force are monitoring several ongoing phishing campaigns by the Russian state-sponsored threat actor ITG05 (also known as “APT28” or “Fancy Bear”). APT28 has been tied ...
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Phishing-as-a-Service Platforms LabHost and Frappo Help Threat Actors Target Canadian Banks

Analysis of attacks on banking institutions in Canada can be almost perfectly tied to the use and availability of phishing-as-a-service platforms, indicating increased use by threat ...
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New Research: BEC Attacks Rose 246% in 2023

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks surged by 246% last year, according to researchers at ReliaQuest.The researchers believe the increase is due to widely available phishing kits that ...
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The European Union's Unified Approach to Cybersecurity: The Cyber Solidarity Act

The construction of a more cyber resilient European Union (EU) took a remarkable step forward this past week as negotiators from the European Parliament and the European Council reached a ...
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FBI's 2023 Internet Crime Report Highlights Alarming Trends on Ransomware

The specter of cybercrime continues to grow, with losses soaring to $12.5 billion in 2023, according to the recently released Internet Crime Report by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint ...
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AI and Ransomware Top the List of Mid-Market IT Cyber Threats

A recent report reveals a significant discrepancy in the priorities of mid-market IT departments when it comes to addressing cyber threats. It's somewhat ironic that IT professionals find ...
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New Research: Spike In DNS Queries Driving Phishing and Cyber Attacks

New analysis of DNS queries shows material growth in phishing, malware and botnets and offers insight into how many threats the average person experiences.
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Chicago Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Phishing Scheme

A 30-year-old man from Chicago, Joseph Alexander Valdez, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for conducting a Snapchat phishing scheme that victimized more than 700 women, CBS ...
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Planning with Purpose: 10 Tips to Develop Your Year-Long Security and Compliance Training Program

Our team at KnowBe4 recently got together to talk about planning for annual security and compliance training.
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Cybercriminals Sent 1.76 Billion Social Media Phishing Emails in 2023

As social media phishing reaches new heights, new data reviewing 2023 shows a massive effort by cybercriminals to leverage impersonation of social media brands.
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Your KnowBe4 Compliance Plus Fresh Content Updates from February 2024

Check out the February updates in Compliance Plus so you can stay on top of featured compliance training content.
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Nearly One in Three Cyber Attacks In 2023 Involved The Abuse of Valid Accounts

Thirty percent of all cyber incidents in 2023 involved abuse of valid credentials, according to IBM X-Force’s latest Threat Intelligence Index. This represents a seventy-one percent ...
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from February 2024

Check out the 29 new pieces of training content added in February, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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