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Nov 26, 2013, 07:45 ET
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KnowBe4 and ITIC Latest Survey Indicates Companies Regard "Careless End Users" as Bigger Security Threat than Hackers or Malware

An overwhelming 80% of companies say that "end user carelessness" constitutes the biggest security threat to their organizations, surpassing the...

Nov 18, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Cost of Cybercrime Surges to $113 Billion--KnowBe4 Says Lack of Security Training Equals Serious Legal Liability

Cybercrime has been branded the number one threat to United States security—although the number of cybercrime victims declined in 2013, the...

Oct 28, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Cybercrime's Newest Victim? KnowBe4 Challenges "Inaccurate' Study Labeling Neurotic Women More Likely to be Phish-Prone

Phishing scams, designed to trick users into revealing confidential information, have become highly refined--scammers are now targeting...

Sep 30, 2013, 09:00 ET
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KnowBe4 Founder Designates Five Tiers of Security Awareness Training as Spammers Capitalize on Syria Mayhem

Cybercriminals are known to exploit and prey upon the heartstrings of Americans during times of unease or tragedy—the recent Boston Marathon...

Aug 13, 2013, 16:49 ET
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KnowBe4 Predicts New Cybercrime Trend: "Persistent Spear Phishing" - Next-Level Hack Attack

The American public and businesses today are under a constant, ever-growing threat of attack from cybercriminals who attack as many people and...

Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET
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KnowBe4 Predicts New Cybercrime Trend: "Persistent Spear Phishing" - Next-Level Hack Attack

The American public and businesses today are under a constant, ever-growing threat of attack from cybercriminals who attack as many people and...

Jun 13, 2013, 11:33 ET
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KnowBe4 Polls IT Professionals on Recent Security Leak: Washington Post Polls Suspect -- NSA Practice Violates Privacy

IT pro and former National Security Administration (NSA) analyst, Edward Snowden, recently leaked word of the NSA's blanket surveillance...

Apr 09, 2013, 10:06 ET
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Breaking News: KnowBe4 Launches New Kevin Mitnick Home Internet Security Course to Protect Consumers from Cybercrime

When someone receives an email from a relative saying they are in trouble and desperate for help, most likely the recipient would open the email....

Mar 20, 2013, 16:42 ET
Financial Services: 45 employees, total number of monthly PST runs: 39, spread over Current Events, Social Networking, Government. As you can see, employees get the understanding that each email could be a phishing attack and they need to STOP, LOOK and THINK before they click on any link in an email. The regular PSTs make sure that this behavioral change which was initiated by the training, actually gets applied in their day-to-day office life.  (PRNewsFoto/KnowBe4)

KnowBe4 States Bruce Schneier is Wrong: Internet Security Trains Employees to Have Judgement

Bruce Schneier, a renowned security expert, comments in a recent blog post that he doesn't feel that security training to handle the human element...

Nov 26, 2012, 08:35 ET

KnowBe4 Says South Carolina Department of Revenue Hack Could Have been Prevented

 In August 2012, yet not reported until October, one malicious email opened by an employee of the South Carolina Department of Revue caused a...

Aug 06, 2012, 08:20 ET

KnowBe4 and Kevin Mitnick Offer Free Cybercrime Prevention Tips for Upcoming Republican National Convention

In preparation for the Republican National Convention (RNC), Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 and security expert Kevin Mitnick are...

Jun 18, 2012, 07:30 ET

Kevin Mitnick Partners With KnowBe4

 Internet Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 has joined forces with security expert and former hacker Kevin Mitnick. Once known as the...

Dec 13, 2011, 08:41 ET

KnowBe4 Warns Businesses of New Internet Security Threat: Cybercriminals Using Social Media for Phishing Attacks

Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) firm KnowBe4 is alerting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to yet another emerging security...

May 23, 2011, 07:00 ET

Cybercrime Statistics Expose Five Industries Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks

Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) firm KnowBe4 has released new cybercrime statistics that identify the nation's most...