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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.

[New Benchmarking Feature] Compare Your Organization’s Security Awareness Proficiency with Other Companies in Your Industry

We are excited to announce that the KnowBe4 Industry Benchmarking feature has been expanded to now include industry benchmark comparison data for Security Awareness Proficiency Assessment ...
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3 Ways To Protect Your Identity Online

Within security awareness training programs, cybersecurity experts promote various tactics and best practices to implement within personal and work environments to protect your identities ...
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[HEADS UP] DocuSign Issues Alert of Malicious New Hacking Tool

Earlier this week, DocuSign issued an alert that notified users of a new hacking tool. This tool is imitating DocuSign so then the bad guys can drop malware into victims' systems.
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H Layer Credentialing Announces Security Awareness and Culture Professional (SACP)® Certification

This is a very exciting development for the Cyber Security industry as a whole and particularly those of us that believe that Security Awareness Training is a critical step in a complete ...
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Australian Organizations Increase Cyber Security Spend to Nearly A$5B in 2021

The rise in cyberattacks in Australia is seeing its natural result – organisations realizing the need to put more budget focused on cybersecurity, with the largest portion going towards ...
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The Digital Workplace is a Cybersecurity Disaster!

New data reviewing how the 2020 shift to a remote workforce impacted organizational security shows all too well that since the pandemic onset, cybersecurity has become critically worse.
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APT Group Use Voice-Changing Software to Impersonate Women as Part of Espionage Attacks

The middle eastern threat group known as APT-C-23 are targeting male soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces in an attempt to get their victims to download and install malware.
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LinkedIn Data of 500 Million Users Hacked, Up For Sale: Report

Microsoft-owned social network LinkedIn is reportedly the latest victim of a massive data breach where data of 500 million user profiles has been allegedly leaked by cybercriminals. The ...
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[Security Culture Report 2021] A Global Security Culture Perspective During a Pandemic

The 2021 KnowBe4 Security Culture Report is the largest study of its kind, measuring organizations' security cultures and surveying more than 320,000 employees across 1,872 ...
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Key Findings From the 2021 SANS Security Awareness Report

Like most security professionals, there are a few industry reports that I really look forward to reading each year. Pretty high on that list is the SANS Security Awareness report. SANS ...
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The Inside Man Season 1 Is Now Available on Amazon Prime Video

We're pleased to announce that season one of the award-winning security awareness training series 'The Inside Man' is now available on Amazon Prime.
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[HEADS UP] Millions of Facebook Users' Personal Information Has Been Leaked Online

A hacking forum recently published over 553 million personal data of Facebook users. The type of exposed data ranged from phone numbers, Facebook ID's, full names, locations, birthdates, ...
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Expect More Travel-Related Phishing as the Pandemic Subsides

People need to be wary of travel-related phishing as the pandemic draws to a close, according to Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda Networks. On the CyberWire’s Hacking ...
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Office 365 Phishing Kits Are Being Used in a New Attack Targeting Execs and Finance

A new highly-targeted phishing campaign is seeking to compromise the online credentials of those with influence within an organization using an Office 365-themed update attack.
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FBI Warns of “Almost Certain” Deepfake Attacks Over the Next 12-18 Months

A recent notification from the FBI warns cybersecurity professionals to be on the lookout for deepfake content that will be used for cyberattacks and foreign influence campaigns.
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from March: Including New Optional Learning Feature for Your Users

Here are important fresh content updates and new features to share with you that happened in the month of March.
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Cybercrime Skyrocketed in the US by 55%

According to data released by StockApps, the annual loss from any type of cybercrime in the US reached $4.2 billion in 2020. This turns into billions of dollars lost, and a 55% increase ...
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FBI's Newly Release Internet Crime Report Shows Cybercrime has Ramped Up in 2020

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released their annual report, and the number of complaints have skyrocketed in 2020.
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Ubiquiti Cyber Attack Details Depict a Far More Disastrous Scenario Than Let On

New whistleblower details surrounding the December 2020 attack on the cloud-enabled IoT device manufacturer paints a far worse picture than what was disclosed.
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What Is The Reason That Older Users Often Have Problems Using Technology?

Elderly people often struggle with technology because the products aren’t designed with them in mind, according to Ming Yang, founder and CEO of Orchard. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans ...
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