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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.

68% of Organizations Experiencing One Cyberattack Experience a Second Within 12 Months!

New data from cybersecurity vendor CrowdStrike shows just having security technologies in place won’t prevent one… let alone two… cyberattacks.
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Employees Are Too Trusting of Workspace Tools

A study by Avanan has found that users tend to trust workplace communication tools such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Google Hangouts, even though these platforms are subject to many of ...
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Email Scammers Impersonate U.S. Government Agencies Offering Pandemic Financial Assistance

Taking advantage of people in their time of need, these bottom feeders of the cybercriminal world promise assistance and, instead, collect personal details to make a buck.
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It’s Time for Organizations to Begin Propping Up the Human Firewall

Modern thinking about a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy includes a holistic approach that equally involves your users as a “human element” within your cyber defenses.
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KnowBe4 Wins Multiple 2021 "Best of" Awards From TrustRadius

KnowBe4 is proud to be recognized by TrustRadius in the first-ever “Best of” Awards for usability, customer support, and feature set in the Security Awareness Training software category.
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[HEADS UP] Australian Cyber Security Centre is Being Used in Malware Campaign

A warning was recently issued by the Australian Government of cybercriminals impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to infect with malware.
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See Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

Join us for a live demo on Security Awareness Training and phishing in action!
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How to Start a Successful Security Awareness Training Program

You did it - your organization has finally decided to take the first step in implementing security awareness training. But with starting something new there tends to be a 'deer in the ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from December: Including New 2021 KnowBe4 Flagship Training Modules

Here are important fresh content updates to share with you that happened in the month of December.
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[Heads Up] Here's Some Powerful Ammo To Grab More Of Your End-Of-Year InfoSec Budget

OK, let's sum up where we are, here at the end of December 2020. COVID has propelled IT from 2020 to 2030 in a matter of months. However, only a few of us were ready to have the large ...
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FireEye's Mandia on SolarWinds hack: 'This was a sniper round'

Joe Warminsky at Cyberscoop wrote: "The foreign espionage operation that breached several U.S. government agencies through SolarWinds software updates was unique in its methods and ...
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Just 8% of U.K. Firms Offer Regular Security Training

A majority of UK businesses are failing to adequately train their remote working employees to spot security threats, according to new research from iomart. The cloud services company ...
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[HACK ALERT] Here Is A Whole New Way Cyber Criminals Empty Out Your Bank Account

Researchers at IBM discovered a brand new type of massive banking fraud campaign that raked in millions of dollars over the course of a few days before it was put to a stop.
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KnowBe4 is not a SolarWinds Orion Customer

More and more companies are putting out press releases that they have found malware in their networks because of the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack.  Just today Microsoft admitted ...
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A Christmas poem to remind everyone to stay safe for the Holidays!

KnowBe4 customer , Eric McManis from Armellini Logistics Corporation sent us a Christmas poem that he sent out to his organization to remind everyone to stay safe for the Holidays!  I ...
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New Security Doc For Your End-users: "The Iceberg"

Did you see our new "tip of the iceberg" security doc? Send this Public Service Announcement to your end-users. It is a great piece that was created based on the focus group feedback - ...
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85% Of Employees are More Likely to Leak Files Now Than Pre-Coronavirus

According to research released Thursday by Code42, 85% of employees are more likely to leak files today than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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5 Tips For Consolidating Remote Work Tech Debt

In 2020, nearly every organisation embraced remote working to some extent or another. For some, the transition was smooth and easy, as they already had a mobile workforce and were largely ...
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Just How Far Can Three Cybercriminals Reach? How about 150 Countries!

As three members of the cybercriminal group TMT were recently arrested, details emerge around the breadth and depth of their attacks from a year-long Interpol investigation.
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They're Here! COVID-19 Vaccine Phishes Finally Arrive

Anticipating that media attention surrounding the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines would undoubtedly spur malicious actors to launch new vaccine-themed phishing ...
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