A Former CIA Officer Shows You How to Make Your Organization a Hard Target

Having spent over a decade as part of the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence and the Counterterrorism Mission Center, Rosa Smothers knows the ins and outs of leading cyber operations ...
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Simjacking is Still a Problem, British Food Writer Lost £5,000

British food writer Jack Monroe lost £5,000 due to a simjacking attack, the BBC reports. In a series of tweets, Monroe said someone had taken over her phone number and used the access to ...
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Cyber Risk Remains a Top Concern for Organizations While Lacking Confidence in Addressing Cyber Threats

It appears priority and ability to execute are two very different things when it comes to dealing with cyber threats, according to the latest data from Marsh and Microsoft.
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Organizations Experiencing Attacks Rises by 35% as Most Consider Themselves Cyber-Novices

An increase in attacks should equate to a rise in organizational cyber-preparedness. But according to new research from U.K. cyber insurer Hiscox, organizations simply aren’t ready.
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Fake News and Deepfakes: Harmless Fun or the Future of Fraud?

We have all seen them. Fake news articles that get passed off as legit sources. Misleading memes. Entertaining videos that swap people’s faces. But what if these deception techniques were ...
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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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[Heads Up] What If The World's Largest Cyber Insurers Recommended Just *One* Security Awareness Training Platform As The Most Effective In Reducing Cyber Risk?

Well, that just happened. Today, September 25th 2019, Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the inaugural class of cybersecurity solutions receiving a ...
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Advice For Women: "Breaking Into the InfoSec Business"

KnowBe4’s Senior Vice President of Cyber Operations Rosa Smothers was recently interviewed on the CyberWire’s Daily Podcast, where she discussed her background working for the CIA and ...
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Only 5% of U.S. Healthcare Employees Receive Continual Cybersecurity Awareness Training

A recent report by security vendor Kaspersky highlights how healthcare organizations are at risk of cyberattack – and how a lack of training is responsible.
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How Can You Check If Your Email Is Compromised?

Rudy Friederich, a KnowBe4 friend at Marshal Security LLC sent me the following interesting tips related to finding out if you are the victim of Business Email Compromise. He wrote:
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U.K. Charity Workers Most At Risk From Phishing

Tessian report finds a large amount of U.K. charity workers aren't getting proper security awareness training. Michael Moore at ITProPortal wrote: "UK charities are leaving themselves ...
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Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network Incidents

A new report by Kaspersky shows that employee mistakes are the leading cause of industrial cybersecurity incidents. Last year, 52% of such incidents were the result of human error.
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BYOD Really Means Bring Your Own Risk

A new survey by Nationwide Insurance found that while 83 percent of small businesses let their employees work from home when necessary, one-fifth of these companies don’t provide ...
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Here Are Some Interesting Headlines I Found During Black Hat

Black Hat 2019 - The Craziest, Most Terrifying Things We Saw: I ran into Neil Rubenking when I went to the Qualys party which was in the Foundation Room all the way on top of the ...
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New Survey Uncovers Primary Challenges in Creating A Security Culture

New survey data from security vendor nCipher uncovers why organizations are finding it difficult to engage users to participate willingly in security-minded processes and behaviors.
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KnowBe4 Acquires CLTRe; Shines Spotlight on Security Culture Measurement

I'm happy to announce our acquisition of CLTRe, which we feel demonstrates the importance of managing the human risk. We’re excited to welcome Kai and the CLTRe team to the KnowBe4 family ...
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