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Looking at Cyber Attacks From the Inside Out, It’s All About Social Engineering

Frances Zelazny, Vice President of BioCatch, gave a recent Tech Republic interview to share some insight into how hackers can access your passwords. It's familiar but worth reviewing, ...
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Social Engineering, Just a Call Away

An email arrives, and you think it’s from your boss. Because it has your boss’s name on it, there's a huge psychological response, and you tend do what is requested. After a cordial ...
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When Does Effective Persuasion Become Manipulation and Social Engineering?

There’s a fine but clear line between ethical and unethical persuasion, says Joe Gray, a security consultant from the “Advanced Persistent Security” blog and podcast. Gray recently ...
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Universities Are Still Targeted With Phishing Attacks By Iranian Hackers

Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers reported that despite indictments in March 2018, the Iranian threat group is likely responsible for a large-scale campaign that ...
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Black Hat Puts Long-Term Social Engineering on Display

 
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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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[On-Demand Webinar] Exposing the Dirty Little Secrets of Social Engineering, Featuring Kevin Mitnick

In this rare 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, will ...
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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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The Con of Social Engineering: Law Firms are Easy Prey

Excellent article at www.law.com about social engineering! A discussion of the threat that social engineering (aka the "human side of hacking") poses to law firms, and some tips and ...
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Hacking Humans—a new CyberWire podcast covering social engineering launched this week

Each week the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans podcast looks behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that make headlines and take a heavy toll on ...
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[Heads-up] New Exploit Hacks LinkedIn 2-factor Auth. See This Kevin Mitnick VIDEO

OK, here is something really scary. KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick now and then calls me with some chilling news. This time, Kuba Gretzky, a white hat hacker friend of ...
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[On-Demand Webinar] The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering

    No matter how much security technology we purchase, we still face a fundamental security problem: people.    Our CEO Stu Sjouwerman was interviewed by Information Security Media Group ...
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Positive Technologies Social Engineering Report: 17 Percent Fall Foul To “Attacks”

Employees download malicious files, click phishing links, correspond with hackers, and even share contact information for their colleagues. Positive Technologies has released a new report ...
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