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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.

77% Of UK Workers Admit That They Have Never Received Any Form Of Cyber Security Training

77 per cent of UK workers admit that they have never received any form of training cyber skills training from their employer, according to a new study from Centrify, a leading provider of ...
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So What Happens When Kevin Mitnick Meets Joe Perry?

So, Kevin Mitnick Meets Joe Perry from Aerosmith in Australia and someone asks him:
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Phishing Awareness: Considerations for Schools

Educating students and staff about phishing attacks is essential to protecting schools, according to Matt Britland, Director of IT and digital strategy at Alleyn’s School in London. In an ...
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Amazon, Paypal, and Gmail Users are the Latest Target in a Sophisticated Multistage Phishing Attack

The latest attack, dubbed “Heatstroke” uses new target-specific phishing kits that may be sold as a “phishing-as-a-service” using new techniques to avoid leaving a trail.
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More Than 2.2 Billion Stolen Account Credentials Have Been Made Available on the Dark Web

2019 is looking to be the year of the “data dump”, with more exposed records than any other year, empowering further credential stuffing attacks, according to McAfee.
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Crime Sometimes Pays: $1.1M Recovered from U.K. Phishing Scammer 2 Years After Being Caught

We don’t often hear enough stories of cybercriminals being caught and paying back what they’ve stolen, but in the case of scammer Grant West, that’s exactly what has happened. 
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New Instagram Phishing Scam Uses Familiar (But Fake) 2FA Codes to Trick Victims

Scammers use familiar verification methods to establish credibility and lull the victim into a false sense of security to compromise Instagram accounts.
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FBI Issues ‘High-Impact’ Ransomware Attack Warning—What You Need To Know

The FBI has issued a new warning that healthcare organizations, industrial companies, and the transportation sector are being targeted with ransomware. The attack methodologies continue ...
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Cybersecurity Awareness Is Not Just For October!

By Joanna Huisman, KnowBe4's new SVP Strategic Insights & Research.  I have a big birthday coming up, and as you can probably guess, I’m less than thrilled about it. I tell myself it’s ...
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[HUMOR] Her Majesty Is Not Inviting You to Save the Realm

Daniel Phillips at BeInCrypto reports that a snail mail phishing campaign is impersonating the Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II and asking people to loan between £450,000 and ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content and Feature Updates - September 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and to help celebrate, KnowBe4 has news to share with you, new content and feature updates along with a really cool security awareness ...
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KnowBe4 Honored for Innovation in Security Awareness Training with 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market, ...
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Ransomware Incident To Cost Danish Company A Whopping $95 Million

Catalin Cimpanu for ZDNet's Zero Day reported: "Demant, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hearing aids, expects to incur losses of up to $95 million following what appears to be ...
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Copyright Infringement Warning as Phishbait

Scammers are using fake copyright infringement warnings to trick people into handing over their Instagram credentials, Naked Security reports. The warnings arrive in emails that appear to ...
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North Koreans Spear Phish U.S. Victims With Social Engineering Hidden In Obscure Kodak FlashPix Format

A suspected North Korean threat actor has been sending spear phishing emails targeting US organizations, according to Prevailion researchers Danny Adamitis and Elizabeth Wharton. Adamitis ...
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NetWire Remote Access Trojan Being Spread by Phishing Campaign

Researchers at Fortinet have come across a phishing campaign delivering a new version of the NetWire remote access Trojan (RAT). The phishing emails claim to contain invoices and ...
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Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an important holiday for everyone - from users to security advocates, it’s a time to reflect on the importance of security awareness and why ...
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"Mishperceptions": The Five Most Common Phishing Myths Busted!

By Joanna Huisman, KnowBe4's new SVP Strategic Insights & Research.  The bad guys know that the easiest way into your organization is through your employees. This is not an opinion. Of ...
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Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Combating Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Senate has approved new legislation aimed at helping government agencies and private-sector companies combat ransomware attacks. The legislation comes as local governments and ...
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KnowBe4 Acquires Twist and Shout Group to Enhance High-Quality Video Production Capabilities

I am excited to announce the acquisition of the Twist and Shout Group, which encompasses Twist and Shout Media and Twist and Shout Communications. Twist and Shout Group is a UK- and ...
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