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2014-03-27 23:01:55

Companies Taking Security Awareness Training Seriously - Human error ranks high on threat list; companies are turning to security awareness training to solve the problem. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4, a US based security awareness company. Ransomware (CryptoLocker or CryptoDefense), rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of...

2014-02-18 23:03:14

New ITIC/KnowBe4 Independent Survey Reveals 53% of businesses are unprepared to deal with hacked or stolen BYOD devices even though 50% indicated company-owned tablets, notebooks & smart phones may have been hacked in last 12 months Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 A 53% majority of organizations acknowledge that they are unprepared to deal with security breaches to their corporate and employee-owned Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) notebooks, tablets and smart phones. And this...

2014-02-10 23:02:31

New Breed of Ransomware is Leaving Skilled IT Admins at the Mercy of End Users Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CryptoLocker is alive and flourishing according to Security Awareness Training company KnowBe4. Complaints of CryptoLocker infections and resulting loss of data is on the rise. The malicious code, also referred to as “ransomware” due to the demand for fees to release captured files, is increasingly causing problems for IT security staff due to variants of the software...

2014-01-22 23:22:37

Security Company KnowBe4 Analysis Shows Awareness Training Greatly Mitigates Behavior Risks Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Security Awareness Training firm KnowBe4, LLC, has released an analysis of 372 companies that clearly shows the impact and effectiveness of Security Awareness Training on employees. The study was done over a 12 month period and follows behavior patterns of 291,000 end points, showing a reduction in risky behavior by over 12X. Using an initial baseline of...

2013-11-26 08:30:57

According to new findings, KnowBe4, a security awareness training firm, and research firm ITIC, found that 80 percent of companies say that "end user carelessness" is the biggest security threat to their systems and networks. CLEARWATER, Fla., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An overwhelming 80% of companies say that "end user carelessness" constitutes the biggest security threat to their organizations, surpassing the ever-present peril posed by malware or organized hacker attacks....

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...

2013-04-30 00:21:02

PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Wikipedia puts it "Craig Mitnick is an American lawyer". Born in Philadelphia and raised in Southern New Jersey, Mitnick was named as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the nation by the "National Trial Lawyers". NTL is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country. Mitnick was nominated earlier this year and recently selected. Mitnick received his BBA in finance from Emory University (Atlanta,...

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....