Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, ...
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Distracted in Target

It was an average Sunday…laundry, errands, football. I was standing in the checkout line at my favorite store, Target, when my son texted to remind me to get the Tostitos Scoop chips, he ...
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Global Utilities See Cyberattacks as Greater Threat to Operations than IT with Half Experiencing Outages

Global industrial organizations are seeing and feeling the effects of cyberattacks, recognizing the material impact potential upon operations.
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Top Security Trends in Europe

Defending your organization against cyber threats and phishing attacks is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Cultural differences, language barriers, regional policies and more can mean ...
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The Top Lesson From The Recent Louisiana 2,000-server Ransomware Infection: "User Education, User Education, User Education"

Louisiana suffered a ransomware attack last week that took down more than two thousand of the state’s computers and servers. The ransomware apparently entered the network after a user ...
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Responsibility...just because they are aware, doesn’t mean that they actually care.

This blog was cowritten by Joanna Huisman, KnowBe4's new SVP Strategic Insights & Research and Aimee Laycock.  They say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s similar to any ...
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Companies Expected to Lose $5.2 Trillion in Opportunity Due to Cyber Attacks Over the Next Five Years

The big business of cyberthreats gets stamped with a huge price tag by professional services company Accenture in their latest report on Securing the Digital Economy.
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Interested in cybersecurity law and policy?

Check out “Caveat,” the CyberWire's newest weekly podcast addressing cybersecurity law and policy, with a particular focus on surveillance and digital privacy. This podcast is hosted by ...
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[Heads Up] This New, Unusual Ransomware Strain Goes Exclusively After Servers

Danny Palmer at ZDnet alerted on the following: "An unconventional form of ransomware is being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers – and it appears to have links to ...
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People Need to Work Together to Spot Con Artists

It might not be possible to resist a good con artist, according to award-winning author, journalist, and champion poker player Maria Konnikova. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans podcast, ...
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Heads-Up: Malicious Actors Want to Join Your Team!

Microsoft Teams has seen rapid adoption in the three years since it was released back in 2016, becoming by some estimates the second most used business collaboration tool after Skype. ...
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Security in Three Keynotes

I had the pleasure of attending (ISC)2 Congress this year in Orlando with my colleague and fellow advocate James McQuiggan.
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A Transformational Rant: Why People Question the Value of Security Awareness

In my last post, I spent a bit of time discussing the “technology vs. training” debate; and based on the feedback received, I can tell that this is a debate that many of you have had to ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content & Features Updates - October 2019

Check out the content and feature updates in the KnowBe4 platform for the month of October! 
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Over... Now What?

As we wrap up the 2019 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), let’s all agree that our work is not done. As a matter of fact, it’s far from being done. If we are really honest ...
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[NEW FEATURE] KnowBe4 Assessments Help Gauge Proficiency of Your Users in Security Awareness and Sentiment Towards Security Culture

Social engineering attacks continue to be the leading cause of compromised networks and data breaches. Today, organizations of all sizes are susceptible to these attacks and are ...
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What Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Can Teach Us About Phishing

One of the greatest inventions in modern history is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I feel sorry for any human who existed before the “age of the cup” because they never got to know the ...
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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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