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Latest social engineering news, analysis, tactics the bad guys are using and what you can do to defend your organization.

Hackbusters - Where Can You Discuss All Things Social Engineering?

The KnowBe4 Hackbuster’s Forum is an online community dedicated to stopping the bad guys that use social engineering to hack your organization.
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[Live Webinar] Exposing the Dirty Little Secrets of Social Engineering, Featuring Kevin Mitnick

In this rare live event, Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, along with Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4’s Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, ...
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Is IT Even Trying to Thwart Social Engineering Attacks?

With so much else on their plate, are today’s IT organizations doing enough to protect the organization against social engineering and phishing attacks?
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Yes, Google's Security Key Is Hackable

Here is an article by Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4 Ever since Google told the world that none of its 85,000 employees had been successfully hacked ...
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Effective Social Engineering Matters More than Zero-Days

There's an interesting criminal campaign in progress against government targets in Ukraine. Note that we usually first see them there, and then they spread out to Western Europe and the ...
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What Would You Like To Ask Kevin Mitnick About Social Engineering?

Here's your chance. Late August we'll do a live webinar with Kevin, and he asked me to find out what questions you have for him regarding social engineering, so we can cover them in this ...
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Exclusive Interview with Kevin Mitnick Ask Me Anything [VIDEO]

KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick sat down with our team for an exclusive interview where we could ask him anything… We thought you’d like to hear his answers, too. Ever ...
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It Saves Your Battery, But Its Social Engineering Steals Your Data

Google Play is a walled garden, but the serpents do find their way in. RiskIQ has found one snake with a tempting offer on its forked tongue: an app that "saves the battery" in your ...
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Why Preventing Social Engineering Isn’t Enough

The heightened state of cyber attacks in recent years has put a lot of focus on preventing those attacks from being successful. But, organizations can’t simply rely on defensive ...
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Even Law Firms Suffer from Social Engineering

They may not fall for an advance fee scam from an emailer claiming to be the widow of a Nigerian prince, but law firms have their issues with social engineering, too.
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