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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.

It’s Official: Scams Via Email and Text are Inescapable as Nearly Every American Receives Fake Messages Daily

New findings show that the overwhelming majority of people have to sort through scam messages and texts.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Original Research: Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by European Infosec Leaders

Cybersecurity threats continue to put European organisations of all sizes at risk. Infosec leaders face multi-pronged challenges, from mitigating the threats themselves to managing the ...
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KnowBe4 Wins Multiple 2023 Best Of Awards From TrustRadius

KnowBe4 is proud to be recognized by TrustRadius for our Security Awareness Training and PhishER platforms in three categories for Best Value for Price, Best Relationship and Best Feature ...
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New York Department of Financial Services Strengthens Cybersecurity Regulation

The NYDFS’ 23 NYCRR Part 500 has been updated to reflect the current preventative and responsive measures necessary for Financial Services org to be ready for cyber attacks.
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IT Admins Continue to Use Weak Passwords

In an analysis of web pages identified as admin portals, some incredibly weak passwords were identified – and some of them are going to really surprise you.
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Small Businesses are Experiencing More Cyber Attacks

As large organizations realize the likelihood of cyber attacks and improve their cyber readiness, small businesses are seeing increases not experienced by their larger counterparts.
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Investigate User-Reported Emails with Ease Through the Powerful Combination of CrowdStrike Falcon Sandbox and KnowBe4 PhishER Plus

The never-ending deluge of phishing emails, malware and ransomware threats can leave incident response and security operation teams (SOC) looking for faster ways to analyze user-reported ...
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The Outstanding ROI of KnowBe4's Security Awareness Training Platform

My name is Stu Sjouwerman. I’m the Founder and CEO of KnowBe4, my 5th startup. I have been in IT for 40+ years, the last 25 of those in information security.
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New Amazon-Themed Phishing Campaign Targets Microsoft Live Outlook Users

Several months ago, Netskope Threat Labs uncovered a surge in PDF phishing attachments infiltrating Microsoft Live Outlook. These attacks were part of a larger series of phishing ...
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from October 2023

Check out the 27 new pieces of training content added in October, 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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Leadership Less Involved in Cyber-Preparedness Despite a Majority of Orgs Thinking Data Loss from a Cyber Attack Likely in the Next 12 Months

You probably expect executive leadership to not just support cybersecurity efforts, but to be involved. New data shows organizations have a way to go until this is a reality.
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Most Organizations Believe Malicious Use of AI is Close to Evading Detection

As organizations continue to believe the malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) will outpace its defensive use, new data focused on the future of AI in cyber attacks and defenses ...
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CISA, NSA, FBI, and MS-ISAC Release Phishing Prevention Guidance

October 18, 2023, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Multi-State ...
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9 in 10 CISOs Report at Least One Disruptive Cyberattack in the Last Year

A new report sheds light on whether CISOs have been the victim of a cyber attacks, if they're every paid a ransom, their greatest cyber concerns, and much more.
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60% of Organizations are Very Concerned About the Potential Impact of Ransomware Attacks

As the number of reported ransomware attacks increases, new data provides a fresh look at how ready organizations are for ransomware attacks.
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53% of Organizations Experienced Cyber Attacks

As increasing percentages of businesses experience cyberattacks, new data provides details on where the most organizational risk lies.
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Should You Use Controversial Simulated Phishing Test Emails?

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about using highly-emotionally charged, “controversial”, subjects in simulated phishing tests. Controversial topic examples include ...
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Fall 2023 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)

We are excited to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the Fall 2023 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) for the PhishER platform for ...
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New Research: Phishing Remains the Most Popular Technique for Bad Actors

A report from Trustwave notes that phishing remains one of the most popular and effective techniques for attackers to gain access to organizations.
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