KnowBe4 Launches ‘Domain Doppelgänger’ Fake Domain Identification Tool
Oct01

KnowBe4 Launches ‘Domain Doppelgänger’ Fake Domain Identification Tool

A new tool has been released by the security awareness training and phishing simulation platform provider KnowBe4 that can help companies to identify ‘evil twin domains’ – lookalike spoofed domains that are typically used by cybercriminals for phishing and spreading malware. An evil twin domain is very similar to a genuine website that is used by a company. It could include an extra letter such as faceboook.com, have missing letters...

Read More
KnowBe4 Now Offers Ransomware and Cryptocurrency Mining Attack Simulations
Sep20

KnowBe4 Now Offers Ransomware and Cryptocurrency Mining Attack Simulations

In addition to helping companies run phishing email simulations to test how effective their security awareness training programs have been, KnowBe4 has also developed RanSim – A ransomware simulator. The ransomware simulator tests how effective network security controls are at blocking ransomware attacks should an employee fail to recognize and email or web-based threat and accidentally download and install ransomware. RanSim is a...

Read More
KnowBe4 Boosts Security Awareness Training Library with Twist & Shout Partnership
Aug26

KnowBe4 Boosts Security Awareness Training Library with Twist & Shout Partnership

The Tampa Bay, FL-based security awareness training and anti-phishing solution provider KnowBe4 has announced that it has formed a new strategic partnership with the content provider Twist & Shout. Twist & Shout Media has created security awareness campaigns for a wide range of companies, including Estee Lauder, Warner Bros, Barclays, Symantec and Verizon, as well as developing training content on covering business ethics...

Read More
Most Clicked Phishing Emails in Q2, 2018
Jul24

Most Clicked Phishing Emails in Q2, 2018

Security training and phishing email simulation platform provider KnowBe4 has released a report on the most clicked phishing emails in Q2, 2018. If businesses provide security awareness training to their employees and train them how to recognize phishing and other malicious emails, click rates fall dramatically. Since a single response to a phishing email can result in a costly data breach, security awareness training is essential....

Read More
Ransomware Damage Predicted to Exceed $8 Billion in 2018
Jul09

Ransomware Damage Predicted to Exceed $8 Billion in 2018

Ransomware is one of the most common types of malware and has been widely adopted by cybercriminals who use it to extort money from businesses. Ransomware encrypts essential files to prevent them from being accessed. A ransom is then demanded to supply the keys to unlock the encrypted files. It is often installed unwittingly by employees when they respond to malicious emails or can be deployed manually if access is gained to a...

Read More
Breached Password Testing Tool Launched by KnowBe4
Jun27

Breached Password Testing Tool Launched by KnowBe4

Data breaches are occurring every day and many result in the theft of passwords. Since many individuals reuse or recycle passwords, if a password is obtained through a data breach it can be used to access multiple platforms, including work accounts.  It doesn’t matter how many capital letters, digits, or special characters are in that password. If it is compromised in a data breach the strength of the password is irrelevant. Companies...

Read More
Video Production and Content Provider Exploqii Acquired by KnowBe4
May28

Video Production and Content Provider Exploqii Acquired by KnowBe4

The security awareness and anti-phishing vendor KnowBe4 has announced it has acquired the Berlin-based video production and training content provider Exploqii. Exploqii was formed in 2014 by Christine Kipke and Detlev Weise and has fast become a leading provider of video and written content covering security and compliance, mostly serving companies in Germany and Central Europe. The company develops standalone awareness communications...

Read More
KnowBe4 Secures Second Spot in Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity 500 List
May21

KnowBe4 Secures Second Spot in Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity 500 List

The Clearwater, FL-based security awareness training firm KnowBe4 has achieved second place in the Cybersecurity Ventures’ 2018 Cybersecurity 500 list Each year, Cybersecurity Ventures compiles a list of the hottest startups in the field of cybersecurity. The list contains some of the most innovative companies that have developed cybersecurity solutions for businesses to secure networks and prevent unauthorized individuals from...

Read More
Does Two-Factor Authentication Protect Businesses from Phishing Attacks?
May08

Does Two-Factor Authentication Protect Businesses from Phishing Attacks?

Two-factor – or multi-factor – authentication is a simple control that makes it harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access to accounts and sensitive data. Rather than just use a single factor for authentication such as a password, an additional factor is required, usually something an individual has. This could be a card reader, which is often used by banks for verifying the identify of an individual who wants to make a...

Read More
What are the Most Clicked Phishing Emails?
May02

What are the Most Clicked Phishing Emails?

KnowBe4 has released a quarterly report that reveals the most clicked phishing emails in Q1, 2018 – The emails that are proving to be the most effective at fooling employees into clicking hyperlinks and opening potentially malicious email attachments. The data from the report came from responses to phishing simulation emails delivered through its training platform. The simulated phishing emails mirror messages observed in real world...

Read More
KnowBe4 Issues Alert About Fake Active Shooter Phishing Emails
Apr20

KnowBe4 Issues Alert About Fake Active Shooter Phishing Emails

The recent shootings at schools in the United States have shocked the nation, with educational institutions now on high alert for any recurrences. The news of an active shooter on campus requires an immediate response and is likely to result in panic. It is therefore no surprise that scammers have taken advantage and have been sending fake active shooter alerts via email to schools and colleges. KnowBe4 has recently identified one...

Read More
Free Mailserver Security Assessment Tool Offered by KnowBe4
Apr12

Free Mailserver Security Assessment Tool Offered by KnowBe4

Security awareness training company KnowBe4 has released a free mailserver security assessment tool that can be used by IT admins to check their email servers for insecure configurations that could be exploited by threat actors in social engineering attacks. While manual checks of mailserver configurations can be conducted by IT admins, these are prone to error and it can be difficult to accurately assess mailserver security from...

Read More
Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4
Mar09

Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4

Security awareness training and phishing simulation platform provider KnowBe4 has announced it has acquired the South African training company Popcorn Training. The acquisition will see the South African company’s 52 training modules incorporated into the KnowBe4 training library. Popcorn Training is an award-winning training firm with a global customer base. The firm is known for developing engaging training content and has developed...

Read More
KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity
Mar04

KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity

Abacode Cybersecurity is a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) solely focused on providing cybersecurity solutions for its clients. Abacode Cybersecurity already offers its clients a full suite of cybersecurity solutions to help them protect against the full range of threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and the security of systems and networks. The increase in ransomware attacks on businesses calls...

Read More
KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library
Feb07

KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library

Anti-phishing and security awareness training company KnowBe4 has updated its library of training content, available through the KnowBe4 ModStore. The update sees its 26-language 15-minute Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training (KMSAT) course refreshed, and a new 25-minute KMSAT training course released. The 15-minute KMSAT course has been developed to give maximum benefit in the shortest possible time frame. Not only is the short...

Read More
Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks
Jan25

Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks

Security awareness and phishing training firm Knowbe4 has published a new report that identifies the industry most susceptible to phishing attacks. For the report, Knowbe4 analyzed data from more than 6 million users and 11,000 organizations using its phishing email simulation service. Figures include a baseline taken prior to the provision of security awareness training, 90 days following training and phishing email simulations, and...

Read More
KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth
Jan15

KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth

Knowbe4 is a leading provider of anti-phishing services, offering its customers a wide range of solutions to help them tackle the ever-present threat from phishing. The company, led by CEO Stu Sjouwerman, has been going from strength to strength, with the past quarter’s figures showing impressive company growth. Knowbe4 has enjoyed 19 consecutive months of growth, and Q4, 2017 was particularly impressive. The company secured a record...

Read More
KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo
Jan09

KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo

KnowBe4, a leading provider of security awareness training for enterprises, has announced a new partnership that has seen it expand its portfolio of training videos to help organizations improve the security awareness of their employees. KnowBe4 already has an extensive library of security awareness training material, which can be used by customers to develop training programs to help reduce the risk from phishing attacks. The company...

Read More
KnowBe4 Highlights Six Cybersecurity Trends for 2018 to be Aware Of
Nov17

KnowBe4 Highlights Six Cybersecurity Trends for 2018 to be Aware Of

Security awareness training and anti-phishing vendor KnowBe4 has identified six cybersecurity trends for 2018 that all organizations need to be aware of. The cybersecurity predictions have been made by security experts who have been monitoring the rise in cyberattacks and phishing incidents over the past 12 months. There have been several growing threats throughout 2017 which are likely to continue to cause problems for unprepared...

Read More
KnowBe4 Secures $30 Million Investment in Series B Funding Round
Oct31

KnowBe4 Secures $30 Million Investment in Series B Funding Round

Anti-phishing solution provider KnowBe4 has secured $30 million of growth capital in its latest series B funding round, bringing its total financing up to $44 million. The latest round of funding was led by a new investor – Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. The additional capital will primarily be used to fuel growth in international markets, with some funds used for product development. The new investment comes after impressive third...

Read More
Most Effective Phishing Emails Revealed
Oct13

Most Effective Phishing Emails Revealed

Phishing is an effective method of obtaining login credentials and installing malware and ransomware, and email is the most common vector used for these scams, but what are the most effective phishing emails? What types of emails are most likely to fool your employees into installing malware or disclosing their login credentials? This week, security awareness training company KnowBe4 has released its Q3 phishing report, detailing the...

Read More
KnowBe4 Phishing Report Shows Most Clicked Phishing Links
Jul13

KnowBe4 Phishing Report Shows Most Clicked Phishing Links

A good place to start with phishing awareness training is the phishing emails most likely to fool employees, but what are the most clicked phishing links? What are the types of emails that are resulting in ransomware and malware infections and compromised email accounts? The Q2 2017 phishing report from KnowBe4 reveals all. Most Clicked Phishing Links Q2, 2017 KnowBe4 is a leading anti-phishing solution provide that offers a platform...

Read More
KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman Finalist in 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
May04

KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman Finalist in 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. KnowBe4 is a leading provider of anti-phishing solutions that concentrate on the human element of security. KnowBe4’s products help to train end users about the threat from phishing, social engineering, CEO fraud and malware and ransomware attacks. The 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are now in their 31st year. The...

Read More
Weak Password Test Tool Released by KnowBe4
May03

Weak Password Test Tool Released by KnowBe4

Anti-phishing solution provider KnowBe4 has released a weak password test tool that can be used by organizations to assess threats related to the use of weak passwords. Weak passwords are often cited as one of the main ways cybercriminals gain access to business networks. Weak passwords can be easily guessed and provide little resistance to brute force attacks. A recent study conducted by Verizon showed that 81% of hacking related...

Read More
Perry Carpenter Appointed as KnowBe4’s Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer
Mar22

Perry Carpenter Appointed as KnowBe4’s Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer

KnowBe4 has appointed Perry Carpenter as its new Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer. Carpenter’s role will be to help guide innovation and oversee the continued evolution of KnowBe4’s range of phishing defense solutions that target the human element of security. KnowBe4 has developed a ‘new school’ approach to security awareness training, being aware that simply providing training to end users is no longer sufficient to protect...

Read More
KnowBe4 Survey Shows Antivirus Software Does Not Prevent Ransomware Infections
Mar15

KnowBe4 Survey Shows Antivirus Software Does Not Prevent Ransomware Infections

Anti-phishing solution provider KnowBe4 has conducted a survey on 500 organizations about phishing attacks and current ransomware protections. The results of the survey show that even though anti-ransomware software solutions have been deployed, they were not capable of blocking all attacks. The successful ransomware attacks on surveyed businesses involved an average of one server and six endpoints. Companies that paid the ransom to...

Read More
KnowBe4 Launches New Social Engineering Indicators Training Method
Feb08

KnowBe4 Launches New Social Engineering Indicators Training Method

KnowBe4 has developed a new social engineering indicators training method to help IT security professionals manage the risk of social engineering attacks on employees more effectively. Social engineering techniques are used by cybercriminals to increase the likelihood of end users clicking on malicious links, opening infected email attachments and divulging sensitive information. While phishing emails were once fairly easy to...

Read More
KnowBe4 Records 298% Increase in Sales in Q4, 2016
Jan07

KnowBe4 Records 298% Increase in Sales in Q4, 2016

2016 has seen a massive increase in ransomware attacks, phishing email volume has soared and CEO fraud is now rife. As the number of threats increases, companies are realizing that security defenses need to be improved. While budgets are being diverted to security products to prevent cybercriminals from breaching the security perimeter, employees remain a weak link in the security chain. All too often, cybercriminals are able to...

Read More
KnowBe4 Joins Forces with Barracuda in the Fight Against Phishing
Dec14

KnowBe4 Joins Forces with Barracuda in the Fight Against Phishing

Leading anti-phishing training company KnowBe4 has teamed up with the cloud-based email security firm Barracuda Networks Inc., to provide a more comprehensive anti-phishing solution. KnowBe4 has developed a popular security awareness training program that helps organizations crease a ‘human firewall’ to resist phishing attacks that make it past their security defenses. The Knowbe4 platform trains employees how to recognize email-based...

Read More
KnowBe4 Partner Program for MSPs Introduced in North America
Nov01

KnowBe4 Partner Program for MSPs Introduced in North America

KnowBe4 has launched a new channel program in the United States for managed service providers (MSPs) that will allow them to offer the KnowBe4 security awareness training and phishing simulation platform to their clients. VARs and MSPs are already offering clients a wide range of software and cloud-based security solutions to help them defend their networks from email, web-based and direct attacks. What is often lacking in their...

Read More