Security Awareness Training Blog

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 Compliance Plus Fresh Content Updates from January 2024

Check out the January updates in Compliance Plus so you can stay on top of featured compliance training content.
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from January 2024

Check out the 37 new pieces of training content added in January, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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New Deepfake Video Scam has “Taylor Swift” Offering Free French Cookware

A new wave of ads utilizing video of well-known celebrities seemingly promoting video games, fake giveaways, and more are starting to popup, and fans are falling for this trap.
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Analysis of Phishing Emails Shows High Likelihood They Were Written By AI

It’s no longer theoretical; phishing attacks and email scams are leveraging AI-generated content based on testing with anti-AI content solutions.
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[New Phishing Template] Formula 1 Exclusive: Gene Haas on Guenther Steiner's Departure

In a surprising turn of events for Formula 1 enthusiasts, the Haas F1 Team is grappling with the departure of its widely-respected Team Principal, Guenther Steiner. Let's dive into the ...
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Winter 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)

We are excited to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the Winter 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) for the PhishER platform for ...
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Beyond the Scams: Unraveling the Dark Tactics of Real-World Kidnapping Scams and Virtual Extortion

The world can be a scary and dangerous place. Its unethical scammers have no problem doing almost anything to make a buck, but sometimes, their plots seem to be extra messed up.
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Winter 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

We are thrilled to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the latest G2 Grid Report that compares security awareness training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer ...
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[LIVE DEMO] Are Your Users Making Risky Security Mistakes? Deliver Real-Time Coaching in Response to Risky User Behavior with SecurityCoach

Do you need an easy, automated way to provide real-time feedback the moment your users make risky mistakes to help reinforce the training campaigns you manage today?
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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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A Dream Team Security Awareness Training Program?

Every person and organization is different and requires slightly different methods and ways of learning. But every person and organization can benefit by more frequent security awareness ...
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from December 2023

Check out the 36 new pieces of training content added in December, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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We Do What We Are Trained To Do

When I was young, I was an oceanfront lifeguard, firefighter and EMT paramedic. All disciplines involved frequent education and training.
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[IRS Alert] Three Tips To Protect Against Tax Season Refund Scams

Urging taxpayers and tax professionals to be vigilant, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides some simple guidance on how to spot new scams aimed at being able to file fake tax ...
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Why Security Awareness Training Is Effective in Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

Security awareness training (SAT) works! A well-designed security awareness training campaign will significantly reduce cybersecurity risk.
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Who's Calling? Spam, Scams and Wasted Time

First ever insight into those annoying spam calls provides enlightening detail into how many calls are there, where are they coming from, and how much time is wasted dealing with them.
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Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches Cited as the Number One Business Risk for Organizations

Even when looking at the various kinds of risks to business, cyber attacks still remain the biggest problem. But new data shows there may be a lesson to be learned to minimize losses.
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Financial Institutions are the Most Affected by Phishing Attacks and Scams

New data shows how the overwhelming majority of phishing attacks on financial institutions dwarf every other industry sector by as much as a factor of 30-to-1.
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Phishing Kits Undergo an Evolution in Feature Set, Demand, and Branding

Now being commonly referred to as “Scama” – short for Scamming Method – these kits are being sold promoting highly advanced feature sets, turning the novice scammer into a pro.
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Guarding Against the Rise of QR Code Phishing Attacks: How to Protect Yourself and Your Organization

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, scammers and hackers are relentless in exploiting every avenue of communication. From emails to texts, calls to QR codes, malicious actors ...
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