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[World Premiere] KnowBe4’s New Season 3 of Netflix-Style Security Awareness Video Series - ‘The Inside Man’

We’re excited to announce Season 3 of the award-winning KnowBe4 Original Series - ‘The Inside Man’. This network-quality video training series delivers an entertaining learning experience ...
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Three Tips to Stay Safe on the Road and the Information Superhighway

You surf the world wide web, you scroll through social media feeds, read articles, shop online, and respond to email through the incredible invention of the internet. We're all driving on ...
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The Three Best Things You Can Do To Improve Your Computer Security

The three best things you can do to improve your computer security, bar anything, have been the same three things you should have already been doing for the entirety of computers. The top ...
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Every Employee is Part of Your Security

Employees are an essential component of an organization’s security defenses, according to Nico Popp, Chief Product Officer at Forcepoint. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans podcast, Popp ...
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Hackers are Winning the Cyberwar, Largely Because They Target People

Researchers at HackNotice have found that the number of data breaches is increasing, while the number of breach notifications is declining, SecurityWeek reports. HackNotice analyzed ...
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Beware the Long Con Phish

Social engineering and phishing happen when a con artist communicates a fraudulent message pretending to be a person or organization which a potential victim might trust in order to get ...
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A UK Case Study: Recognizing COVID-19 Phishing

A phishing campaign is using convincingly spoofed offers for COVID-19 vaccination sign-ups, according to Tom Allen at Computing. As vaccines are now being distributed around the world, ...
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Confident About Detecting Spoofed, Scam Emails?

A survey by ESET found that most people think they’d be able to identify scam emails while shopping online. 87% of respondents said they felt secure while shopping online, while 73% ...
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KnowBe4 Unveils Official Trailer for ‘The Inside Man’ Season 3

We’re excited to announce the official trailer for Season 3 of the award-winning KnowBe4 Original Series - ‘The Inside Man’ is now available! KnowBe4’s network-quality video training ...
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The Many Ways You Can Be Phished

Social engineering and deception are as old as humanity itself. Phishing is social engineering and deception via digital means and has been with us since the beginning of computers. After ...
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Social Engineering is a Core Element of Nearly Every Cyber Attack

As organizations look to figure out where to strengthen their cybersecurity strategy, industry data provides guidance by pointing at one of the most common aspects of cyberattacks for ...
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How Crime Pays, Ransomware Edition

The Ryuk ransomware operators have raked in more than $150 million from their attacks, researchers at Advanced Intelligence and HYAS have found. The researchers describe how these ...
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Social Media & Parler in Troubling Times: New Opportunities for Malicious Actors

As most readers are undoubtedly aware, President Donald Trump has been de-platformed by major social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, following events at the U.S. Capitol ...
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[HEADS UP] Australian Cyber Security Centre is Being Used in Malware Campaign

A warning was recently issued by the Australian Government of cybercriminals impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to infect with malware.
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Signs of Inbound Ransomware

Organizations need to monitor for common signs of imminent ransomware attacks, according to Peter Mackenzie from Sophos. In an article for the Saudi Gazette, Mackenzie outlines five ...
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Securing Remote Employees is the Top 2021 Cybersecurity Challenge for Organizations

Security vendor CheckPoint provides insight into what are the organizational cybersecurity priorities for next two years, as well as where cybersecurity is going to be challenging.
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2020 Top Phishing and Vishing Attacks And Trends

It’s an extra challenging year, harder than most, to choose the most impactful cybersecurity events. The year ended with a bang – the Solarwinds supply chain attack – which possibly ...
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Beware of Puppy Scams

Researchers at Anomali have discovered eighteen scam websites offering pets for sale. Most of the websites purport to be selling dogs, although some offer cats and birds as well. The ...
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Beware! The Holidays Bring the Worst Out in Cyber Scammers

With emotions running high, time running out to get that last needed gift, and a returned focus on family and what’s truly important, scammers are taking advantage at every turn.
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New Office 365 Credential Scam Uses a Received Fax to Trick Victims

A clever mix of brand impersonation, a supposedly received message, a thumbnail preview, and new spoofed Office 365 logon pages are all that’s needed to trick victims into giving up ...
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