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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.

The Lowly USB Drive Remains A Critical Cyberthreat

Curtin Franklin at Darkreading correctly observed: "USB thumb drives may be used less frequently than before, but they are still commonly used as infection vectors for a wide variety of ...
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Adwind Trojan Uses Phishing To Circumvent Antivirus And Infect Workstations

Charlie Osborne reported at ZDNet that Adwind, a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) previously connected to attacks against industries worldwide, is back with a new toolkit designed to trick ...
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Microsoft Office Macros Remain Top Choice for Malware Delivery

Microsoft Office documents containing malicious macros accounted for 45 percent of malware loaders in August 2018, according to a blog post by Cofense. These macros were used to deliver a ...
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Your Users May Be Too Embarrassed to Report Email Scams

New research shows 25% of users falling victim to impersonation fraud were so ashamed they chose not to report it. Even worse, many don’t know how to spot the scam.
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Want to Know How to Break into a Henhouse? Hire a Fox

Red teaming starts with research. So does social engineering. Red teaming is the practice of thinking and acting like an attacker to test an organization’s defenses, according to security ...
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What is the secret to keeping your network safe? Training and automation

Just in time before October's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, DomainTools released its second annual Cybersecurity Report Card in which infosec pros were surveyed about their security ...
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When Russian InfoSec White Hats Go Black

This latest story about one specific cybercriminal group shows how even the most trusted of white-hats can give in to the lure of financial profit, following Evgeniy Bogachev who retired ...
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You're Invited To Participate In The Inaugural 2018 Security Awareness Training Deployment Trends and Usage Survey.

KnowBe4 is running its Inaugural 2018 Security Awareness Training Deployment Trends and Usage Survey.
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Campaign Email Security "as Bad as 2016"

The founder of Tech Solidarity, a not-for-profit interested in helping the campaigns of progressive Democrats, has been talking to those campaigns about their email security. He's found ...
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Vigilance, Passcodes, and PINs the Best Defense Against SIM Swaps

Attackers are using SIM swaps to take advantage of SMS-based verification. A recent string of Instagram takeovers, a crypto currency scam costing an investor over $23 million in tokens, ...
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Customer Reports: "GSuite Makes Phishing Training Unnecessarily Hard..."

Customers report to KnowBe4 that they have issues with gmail and their security awareness training program.
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$1,170 Is How Much You're Worth On The Dark Web:

The Benzinga site had a good short summary of the current price lists for stolen data on the dark web. "According to the Dark Web Market Price Index released by the independent VPN review ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Problem: More Data Breaches Despite Increasing Security Budgets

The CyberEdge 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Threat Report shows that lack of security talent, low security awareness among employees, and too much data to analyze are the three major headaches ...
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SEO Extortion by STD

A group is attempting to extort money from a company by threatening to destroy its online reputation. CheapAir, a flight comparison website, says it received an email in which a group ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content Update & New Features August 2018

Check out the new feature updates and training content in the KnowBe4 platform for August!
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New Malicious PDFs Carry Stealthy Backdoor And Exfiltrate Data Via Email

The Turla threat group, certainly Russian-speaking and widely attributed to Russian intelligence services, is back with a new phishing technique. The threat actor is distributing emails ...
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So, *HOW* much security awareness training content does KnowBe4 have at this moment???

160+ Interactive Training Modules across 29 different languages 150+ Video Modules across 20 different languages
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KnowBe4 Adds Twist & Shout Video Modules to ModStore

KnowBe4 has partnered with Twist & Shout, makers of entertaining films for businesses, on their Restricted Intelligence show. The videos cover a wide range of social engineering tactics ...
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Creating a User Sensor Network to Stop Cyber-Attacks

If your users aren’t trying to protect corporate data and assets, you’re at risk. What you need is for the user to become an integral part of their security measures.
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Your Package is on its Way, But Not the One You Expected

Here's a current scam those involved in shipping and receiving should be aware of. Suppose you're expecting a package from a major package delivery company. You receive a seemingly ...
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