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Content injection is the technique where the phisher changes a part of the content on the page of a reliable website. This is done to mislead the user to go to a page outside the legitimate website where the user is then asked to enter personal information. According to Cybersecurity Ventures’ 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report released in January 2019, we should expect to see Ransomware attacks step up in frequency and cost. In 2016, Kaspersky Labs estimated the frequency of ransomware attacks to occur once every 40 seconds. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts this will rise to once every 14 seconds in 2019.

Customers following KnowBe4’s best practice recommendations uniformly reduce their phish-prone percentage from over 30% to less than 5% in one year or less. KnowBe4 is the world’s first and largest security-awareness training and simulated phishing platform. More than 35,000 organizations around the world use KnowBe4 to raise awareness of threats to information security and train users to protect themselves and their institutions from those threats. This is a tried-and-true training method used by thousands of institutions. In fact, some of WashU’s closest partners have been using KnowBe4 for several years. We are happy to join in the effort and offer this award-winning program to our campuses.

  1. Your email filters have an average 7-10% failure rate, you need a strong human firewall as your last line of defense.
  2. According to a federal court decision, an employee who is tricked into sharing personal information in response to a phishing email can be seen as committing an intentional disclosure under the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act (NCITPA).
  3. Despite how widely known and damaging these attacks can be, companies still fail to adequately prevent them from happening, according to a June report from Valimail.
  4. Equifax publicly announced a disastrous data breach in September 2017, compromising the personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers.
  5. KnowBe4 prides itself on the easiest-to-use software and services for both admins and end-users.

Ask yourself, do you have the capacity and capability and talent within the organization to be able to put out a product that will actually drive quality training and the behavior change you’re looking for? Even organizations that have dedicated internal training teams can struggle with this. Built by Admins for AdminsThe KnowBe4 platform is created by “admins for admins”, designed with intuitive navigation and an easy UI that takes minimal time to deploy and manage.

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As step three, you send frequent simulated phishing attacks to your employees to reinforce the training. This last feature, frequent  simulated phishing attacks (we recommend at the very least once a month) really creates a change in behavior. Special signatures that are included with antivirus software guard against known technology workarounds and loopholes. New definitions are added all the time because new scams are also being dreamed up all the time.Anti-spyware and firewall settings should be used to prevent phishing attacks and users should update the programs regularly. Firewall protection prevents access to malicious files by blocking the attacks.

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Supplementing that with frequent phishing attacks you are building the muscle memory on top of that so users naturally react in the right way. The results of the 2023 KnowBe4 Phishing by Industry Benchmarking Report clearly show where organizations’ Phish-proneTM Percentages started and where they ended up after at least 12 months of regular testing and security awareness training. Fortunately, the data showed that this 33.2% can be brought down to just 18.5% within 90 days of deploying new-school security awareness training.

Phishers then moved on to create a different type of phishing attack, using techniques we still see today. They started sending messages to users, claiming to be AOL employees using AOL’s instant messenger and email systems. A lot of people willingly ‘verified their accounts’ or handed over their billing information to the bad guys. This was an unprecedented attack so people didn’t know what to watch out for, they believed the requests were legitimate. A big part of security awareness training is educating people about the red flags of social engineering, and doing that in the moment that someone fails a simulated phishing test is crucial to their learning. Training topics include a mix of general, randomized, and targeted training issues, similar to the topics that real-world phishers will foist upon your end-users.


Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches started with a spear phishing attack? Find out what percentage of your users are Phish-prone™ with your free Phishing Security Test. Microsoft took control of 99 phishing domains operated by Iranian state hackers. The domains had been used as part of spear phishing campaigns aimed at users in the US and across the world. Court documents unsealed in March 2019 revealed that Microsoft has been waging a secret battle against a group of Iranian government-sponsored hackers.

According to Akamai, phishing campaigns like these “outperform” traditional campaigns with higher victim counts due to the social sharing aspect (which makes it feel like your friend on social media endorses the quiz, etc). These are currently focused on the consumer, but it’s not a stretch of the imagination to see this targeting business email. The cybersecurity risk of each individual user and the aggregated cybersecurity risk of the entire organization can be calculated and tracked. A personalized risk score is generated for each user based on their simulated phishing tests’ successes and failures, training completion, job function, and custom booster score that the organization can add. All of the personal risk scores can be aggregated on a per-business-unit basis or for the entire organization.

I also love the brief updates about news and issues from Stu every so often. KnowBe4 is a great way to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. We’re not just a different kind of security company, we are a security company that together with you, makes a difference. At KnowBe4, we support and stand behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

The malicious code, ‘Rising Sun’ has source code that links it back to the Lazarus Group – a cybercriminal organization believed to be based out of North Korea that was responsible for the 2014 cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In August of 2018 Google reiterated its warnings of phishing attacks coming from a few dozen foreign governments. Google’s concern revolves around governments forex patterns attempting to con users out of their Google password – giving them access to countless services including email, the G Suite, cloud-based file data, and more. A Lookout report published in July of 2018 showed that the rate at which users are falling victim to mobile phishing attacks has increased 85% every year since 2011, and that 25% of employees click on links found in text messages.

Despite how widely known and damaging these attacks can be, companies still fail to adequately prevent them from happening, according to a June report from Valimail. Furthermore, the vast majority—90%—of large tech companies remain unprotected from impersonation (CEO Fraud) attacks, the report found. Phishing is moving beyond the Inbox to your online experience in an effort to collect personal details and share out the attack on social networks, according to a new report from Akamai Enterprise Threat Research.

Microsoft admits that this rise has caused them to work to “harden against these attacks” signaling the attacks are becoming more sophisticated, evasive, and effective. A Google study released in November 2017 found that phishing victims are 400 times more likely to have their account hijacked than a random Google user, a figure that falls to 10 times for victims of a data breach. Phishing is much more dangerous because they capture the same details that Google uses in its risk assessment when users login, such as victim’s geolocation, secret questions, phone numbers, and device identifiers. Equifax publicly announced a disastrous data breach in September 2017, compromising the personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. Because a big credit bureau tracks so much confidential information like social security numbers, full names, addresses, birth dates, and even drivers licenses and credit card numbers for some, this is a phishing attack nightmare waiting to happen.

These modules are brandable and SCORM-Compliant, so they can be downloaded for use with your own LMS. The KnowBe4 content library is constantly being updated with fresh new content. Numbers listed above show the general volume of content in the KnowBe4 ModStore by subscription level and are subject to change. If you currently are using a Security Awareness Training program, you are eligible for our Competitive Upgrade Program for the first year. KnowBe4 pricing is structured to make the decision to implement our Internet Security Awareness program a complete no-brainer. The KnowBe4 Research and Development (R&D) department leverages a Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline for managing code deployments.

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