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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[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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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. ...
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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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