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2014-10-18 23:02:39

PhishLine 5.0 delivers a streamlined interface paired with cutting-edge functionality to combat social engineering and phishing. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 Since launching in 2011, PhishLine.com has quickly become an industry leader in the fight against social engineering and phishing threats. PhishLine uses a data-driven approach to combat external threats and facilitate and measure security awareness training for some of the most trusted and iconic brands around the globe....

2014-10-15 23:06:07

Dangerous new ransomware variant storms onto the scene using the anonymous TOR network, taking down systems and networks unlucky enough to be caught in its path. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 KnowBe4 issued an alert to IT Managers that a new version of the world's most widespread ransomware CryptoWall has migrated to the TOR network. It has been upgraded to version 2.0, and continues to encrypt files so that a ransom can be extracted if there are no backups or if the backup...

2014-10-02 23:06:35

DEF CON is an annual hacker convention in Las Vegas. One of the staples of this convention is the Social-Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF). The creators of the SECTF are hosting a free webinar to discuss the report and answer any questions. Brooklyn, PA (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Social-Engineer, Inc. the leader in security testing and awareness through social engineering announced today it will host a complimentary webinar on Friday, October 31, at 1:00PM ET. The webinar will reveal...

2014-10-02 23:03:18

Provider of Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training and KnowBe4 Compliance Manager Opens Offices in the UK East Grinstead, Sussex (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 KnowBe4, security company and provider of the Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training program to small and medium-sized enterprises, today announced its new sales offices in the United Kingdom. The US company experienced a year-over-year growth of 427% for 2012-2013 and has already surpassed 2013 revenue and growth. With their...

2014-10-01 12:36:02

Trusted UI Integration leverages ARM TrustZone® technology for hardware-based Authentication PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nok Nok Labs, an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, today announced the addition of Trusted User Interface (Trusted UI) capability to the FIDO-Ready NNL(TM) S3 Authentication Suite. This new solution, delivered with Trustonic's ARM TrustZone-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), provides strong...

2014-10-01 08:39:05

When it comes to stealing data, the weakest point of any company's infrastructure is the employees. Join the editors of Dark Reading and social engineering expert Chris Hadnagy as they discuss human vulnerabilities. NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the most vulnerable point of any business's IT infrastructure? The answer is the employees themselves. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149464 In many cases, data theft happens after an employee opens up what...

2014-09-30 23:14:21

KnowBe4 issues alert warning companies the increase in high profile data breaches may cause complacency and more trouble leading to increased risk of users falling for ransomware. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 A growing number of high profile breaches may be causing breach fatigue, warned security company KnowBe4. In a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and reported by USA Today on Wednesday, September 24, a staggering 43% of companies have experienced a data breach in...

2014-09-24 12:33:11

Blackfin Security Group, innovator in the information security training space, has announced the release of a new anti-phishing and training platform that empowers organizations to deliver effective and engaging security training to their employees. The anti-phishing platform builds on Blackfin's existing portfolio of security training products to provide a robust and integrated solution for the enterprise. RESTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Blackfin Security Group, a security...

2014-09-23 08:28:23

The exhibit illustrates various malware patterns produced by fraudsters and the resulting financial costs for banks BOSTON, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioCatch [http://www.biocatch.com ](TM), the global leader in Cognitive Biometrics(TM) and authentication solutions, announced today that its 'Art of Fraud [http://www.biocatch.com/#!the-art-of-fraud/c1jqq ]' gallery, the world's first online exhibit displaying paintings generated by actual malware attacks on banking...

2014-09-16 23:07:04

New Social Engineering Scenarios from Kevin Mitnick Allows IT Managers to Curb Automated Vishing Attacks Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 KnowBe4 has announced the release of its automated Voicemail Phishing Security Test module, the first of its kind, giving IT Managers the ability to test users on social engineering via the phone. As criminals have expanded their repertoire, moving into new territory with automated voicemail phishing (vishing) attacks, KnowBe4 has countered...


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