‘Good password security includes passkeys, but they are not an all-in-one solution’
Passkeys have a marketing problem, in which they get presented as a holy grail that eliminates all forms of phishing. In reality, that story is much more nuanced; they actually only address one specific form of phishing. Even though passkeys cannot live up to the promises of the marketing stories, ... Read more
HR topics used the most as attack method in phishing attacks
HR-related topics are the most commonly used among hackers to enable phishing attacks. The tactic is far from new, but it generates successful attacks time and again.
Those are the findings from research done by KnowBe4. E-mail phishing is still very popular among hackers and generates a lot of ... Read more
What does effective security awareness training look like?
Hackers can find an entry point into your company's digital spaces through your employees. A popular technique among hackers to get in is phishing, where an employee is tricked into sharing personal data or installing malware. For IT professionals, the attack may be familiar, but what about managem... Read more
Half of all phishing emails are HR-related
Hackers often use HR-related topics for their phishing emails.
That's according to security awareness player KnowBe4. In its research, KnowBe4 indicates that half of all malicious emails contain HR-related topics. Think announcements about dress codes, training or vacations.
About 50 percent... Read more
Kevin Mitnick, former most wanted hacker, dies at 59
Kevin Mitnick, who became one of the world's most wanted hackers in the 1990s, has died at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. Mitnick also made a name for himself as a security consultant, author and speaker.
"Much of his life reads like a fiction story. The word that most of us who knew him ... Read more
‘Without training, a third of Europeans fall for phishing’
Europeans have become more susceptible to phishing. This is according to a study by KnowBe4. According to the figures, much of the solution lies in training employees on digital threats.
From the Phish-prone Percentage of KnowBe4's latest survey, Europeans are three percent more likely to fall ... Read more
KnowBe4 introduces susceptibility test for QR code phishing
Security awareness company KnowBe4 has introduced a new testing tool against phishing: the QR Code Phishing Security Test (QR Code PST). It allows organisations to identify employees who are most vulnerable to phishing attacks via QR codes.
According to KnowBe4, phishing, spearphishing and imper... Read more
KnowBe4 joins MISA and integrates Microsoft security solutions
KnowBe4 recently joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). In addition, the training specialist will integrate several Microsoft security products into its own Security Coach program.
According to the provider of security awareness and simulated phishing training, programs an... Read more
KnowBe4 introduces Mobile Learner App for security awareness
KnowBe4 introduced the Mobile Learner App. The solution allows employees to easily follow security awareness and compliance training on mobile devices.
The mobile training app brings security awareness and compliance training to smartphones. As a result, courses become available at any time.
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KnowBe4 launches real-time coaching to counter risky behaviour
KnowBe4 introduced SecurityCoach. The service provides employees with real-time advice on reducing security risks. SecurityCoach should reduce the number of incidents caused by human error.
Security incidents are often caused by human error. Phishing wouldn't be popular if it weren't successful... Read more