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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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