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Latest Internet Security Awareness Training Stories

2013-11-18 08:34:27

As the cost per cybercrime victim continues to rise, Internet security awareness firm KnowBe4 says that businesses without security training are vulnerable to data breaches and, as a result, future class-action lawsuits. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cybercrime has been branded the number one threat to United States security--although the number of cybercrime victims declined in 2013, the cost per victim has increased 50 percent, bringing the global total to a...

2013-10-28 08:35:11

A recent article detailed a study that says neurotic women are more likely to fall for internet scams. KnowBe4 founder, Stu Sjouwerman, says cybercrime does not discriminate, and everyone is equally vulnerable. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Phishing scams, designed to trick users into revealing confidential information, have become highly refined--scammers are now targeting high-profile companies, as well as individuals via social media sites (1). A recently-published...

2013-09-30 23:33:47

KnowBe4 partners with industry veteran, Accuvant, Inc., to provide internet security awareness training to Accuvant’s customers. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 KnowBe4, one of the fastest growing providers of advanced security awareness training, today announced a partnership with Accuvant, Inc. to provide KnowBe4’s Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training to Accuvant clients. The training, which is provided via a highly scalable, cloud-based infrastructure, is designed to...

2013-09-30 08:35:36

Stu Sjouwerman, founder of Internet security awareness training firm KnowBe4, classifies the five types of security awareness training amid phishing attempts that play upon Americans' interest in the recent hostility with Syria. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cybercriminals are known to exploit and prey upon the heartstrings of Americans during times of unease or tragedy--the recent Boston Marathon bombing led to an outpouring of scam emails and fake charity...

2013-08-19 23:18:36

As phishing attempts increase, Internet security awareness training firm KnowBe4 warns businesses and individuals against believing the naysayers—security training is not only effective, but is a requisite in today’s technologically advanced world. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Cybercriminals have become the perpetual thorn in America’s side—cybercrime is now estimated to cost the U.S. economy $140 billion and half a million jobs each year (1). As IT professionals...

2013-08-06 08:43:29

Internet security awareness training firm KnowBe4, warns the public of what could be the next wave of cybercrime--persistent spear phishing. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American public and businesses today are under a constant, ever-growing threat of attack from cybercriminals who attack as many people and businesses as quickly and effectively as possible in order to access large amounts of sensitive information. In the first half of 2012 alone, there...

2013-04-09 12:33:00

KnowBe4, LLC has launched an Internet security training program in collaboration with former hacker Kevin Mitnick, to bring their business training to consumers--available to purchase through KnowBe4. CLEARWATER, Fla., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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. This is just one clever tactic that cybercriminals use to hack into a personal home...

2013-03-20 16:26:01

KnowBe4, Security Awareness Training firm, counterpoints Bruce Schneier's stance against Internet Security - says premise that people cannot be trained to have judgement is foolhardy and a liability to small and medium-sized enterprises CLEARWATER, Fla., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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 of people clicking on malicious links is valid....

2012-11-26 08:28:14

CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In August 2012, yet not reported until October, one malicious email opened by an employee of the South Carolina Department of Revue caused a massive cyberattack - theft of 3.8 million tax returns, Social Security numbers of 1.9 million people, access to data on 699,900 business tax returns and 3.3 million bank accounts, according to NBC.com. KnowBe4, an internet security awareness training firm, says that attacks like this could be prevented by...

2012-06-18 02:31:12

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4 has joined forces with security expert and former hacker Kevin Mitnick. Once known as the world's most-wanted hacker, Mitnick now uses his expertise to help organizations identify, correct, and prevent network security vulnerabilities. Mitnick has taken the role of KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer. "We're excited to announce our partnership with Kevin Mitnick, who is widely recognized as today's...