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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.

Having a Cybersecurity Culture Matters (and Pays)

According to ISACA and the CMMI Institute, organizations continue to invest heavily in security technology while neglecting security training to create the appropriate corporate culture.
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Security is a Whole-of-Organization Responsibility

We've blogged about other recent studies of security. They're in substantial agreement. Here's one from Gemalto, and it reports that more than 4.5 billion digital records, each with an ...
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Catphishing or Emotional Terrorism or Both: You Decide

A 65-year-old woman from North Carolina, Roxanne Reed, is in jail for allegedly plotting to kill her mother for the insurance money. Roxanne Reed had swallowed a catphishing scam, one in ...
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CSO: Users Pose the Greatest Security Risk

The latest data from CSO’s 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime report highlights the risk users create, and how little organizations are doing to address it.
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Most Americans Can be Fooled by Fake Election Emails

The average American cannot reliably distinguish between fake and legitimate election campaign emails, according to a study by Valimail. In the weeks leading up to the US midterm ...
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Successful Pretexting Attacks Have Nearly Tripled since 2017

Pretexting attacks are a growing threat to organizations, warn Chris Tappin and Simon Ezard from the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Centre. Verizon’s 2018 Digital Breach Investigation ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content Update & New Features October 2018

Check out the content and feature updates in the KnowBe4 platform for the month of October!
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Elon Musk Draws Attention to Cryptocurrency Scams on Twitter

The Tesla founder’s recent tweet about cryptocurrency got him temporarily locked out of his Twitter account, demonstrating the seriousness of the scam.
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Security Rule-Breaking from Ignorance, Convenience, Curiosity

Ignorance of security policies and security threats is one of the primary reasons why employees break cybersecurity rules, says Ericka Chickowski at Dark Reading. A study conducted by ...
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Everyone’s Cyber-Worried; No One’s Cyber-Prepared

New data from the 2018 Chubb Cyber Risk Survey shows people and companies have a false sense of cybersecurity and aren’t really doing much about it.
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Three Out of Ten People Would Fall for Impersonation Scams

Phony police calls in the US have been telling people they need to pay a fine for missing jury duty. In the UK the scams take a different form: the bogus police are asking for the ...
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Your Users Need to be Smarter than the Scammers

Fraudsters have all but eliminated indicators used to detect fake identities on line, reports Socure, a predictive analytics provider. The difference between authentic and fake identities ...
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Add Wi-Fi Proximity to Your Cyberattack Concern List

The latest attack from the Russian GRU involves both traditional spear phishing and close access attacks in an attempt to thwart an investigation of the nerve agent attack in the UK.
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Users Sharing Passwords Put Organizations at Higher Risk

Cybercriminals thrive on misuse of credentials, and users sharing them only makes the criminal’s job easier. The latest report from LastPass shows password sharing is rampant.
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Don’t Be Scammed Twice: Check Your Cyber Insurance!

You’re already worried about the possibility of becoming a victim of a cyber scam. Be sure you clearly understand what your cyber insurance coverage is, or you may feel like you got taken ...
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KnowBe4 Introduces New Features: Virtual Risk Officer and Advanced Reporting

We are excited to announce the availability of two new features, Virtual Risk Officer and Advanced Reporting.
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[InfoGraphic] 20 Ways to Block Mobile Attacks

To start your National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) here is a goodie for your users to kick things off.
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The Cybercrime Economy Makes It Impossible to Stop

The operation run by botnet author Peter Levashov demonstrates how easy it is for would-be criminals to get into the business.
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The Human Element is Essential to Safe Social Networking

This is common wisdom, but it bears repeating, because common wisdom is easily overlooked. People are often called an organization's greatest asset. They're also its greatest ...
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