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2014-06-24 23:02:32

KnowBe4’s Ransomware “We Pay if You’re Hit” Protection Gives Businesses a Safety Net Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Even with the recent international law enforcement "Operation Tovar" shutting down Cryptolocker operations, it appears the number one ransomware Trojan is back in business. KnowBe4 reports a new strain of the infamous CryptoLocker has been found. The new Trojan does not rely on the 2048-bit RSA encryption and does not need any communication with a...

2014-06-05 23:08:58

KnowBe4’s confidence in its security awareness training prompts their offer of crypto-insurance against ransomware Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a bold move, IT security firm KnowBe4 announced it will pay a company’s ransom in Bitcoin if they get hit with ransomware due to human error of an employee. Security experts agree It will only be a matter of weeks before CryptoLocker or a variant will be back in business as the criminals who created it are still on the loose. When it...

2014-05-06 23:07:19

The Crypto Malware Evolution Moves on Full Speed Ahead with New Variant - Adding a Third Cyber Gang Effort to Rake in High Stakes Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Security Awareness Training expert KnowBe4 issued a warning of a third criminal ransomware gang ramping up their attacks. The malware is called CryptorBit, (also known as HowDecrypt), and follows a very similar attack process as CryptoLocker and CryptoDefense, but the malware corrupts the first 512 or 1024 bytes of -any- data...

2014-04-15 23:03:13

Burdensome Compliance Management Processes are Eating Into IT Budget Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A new Osterman study, sponsored by Security Awareness Training company KnowBe4, shows a low satisfaction level with current methods of managing compliance, despite the fact that 63% consider regulatory compliance to be “very important”. Only 13% are very satisfied with the current methods they use. Osterman's research also found typically 19% of compliance and audit time each...

2014-04-04 23:33:08

KnowBe4 issues warning to computer users of new ransomware, how to avoid infection and how to avoid being caught up in a cyber-gang war. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman issued an alert today warning computer users of a new but very nasty ransomware named CryptoDefense. A copycat competitor to CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense was released in late February, 2014 and is much worse than the original. The ransomware targets text, picture, video, PDF and MS Office...

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...

2014-03-10 23:02:15

KnowBe4 Compliance Manager Helps IT Establish a Compliance Safe Zone Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 KnowBe4 announced a new release of their Compliance Manager, its latest cloud-based offering for IT managers who are challenged by the increasing complexity of managing compliance requirements, adding self-assessment capabilities. KCM (KnowBe4 Compliance Manager)™, a cloud-based audit and compliance workflow automation tool, simplifies and consolidates the management of compliance...

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...


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