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2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Security Awareness CBT

Gartner has positioned KnowBe4 as highest and furthest overall Leader in the security awareness computer-based training (CBT) market, based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision. We believe this placement in the Leaders' Quadrant validates our mission to enable employees to make smarter security decisions within client organizations has been successful using world-class training and simulated phishing to improve their security posture and mitigate risk. Read the Security Awareness CBT report to find out what we believe sets KnowBe4 apart.

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eBooks

12+ Ways to Hack Two-Factor Authentication eBook

12+ Ways to Hack Two-Factor Authentication

All multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms can be compromised, and in some cases, it's as simple as sending a traditional phishing email. Want to know how to defend against MFA hacks? This whitepaper covers over a dozen different ways to hack various types of MFA and how to defend against those attacks.

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Cyberheist eBook

Cyberheist

Cybercrime has gone pro over the last 10 years. Attacks have become much more sophisticated and intense. The bad guys bypass your firewall/antivirus security software and social engineer your employees to click on a malicious link or open an infected attachment. From there it's easy for them to hack into your network and do damage. Download this eBook to learn how to not be the next victim of a cyberheist!

 

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Whitepapers

KnowBe4 Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

Get the most complete Ransomware Manual packed with actionable info that you need to have to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit with ransomware.

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KnowBe4 CEO Prevention Fraud Manual

CEO Fraud Prevention Manual

CEO fraud is responsible for over $3 billion in losses. Don’t be next. The CEO Fraud Prevention Manual provides a thorough overview of how executives are compromised, how to prevent such an attack and what to do if you become a victim.

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The 2019 'What Keeps You Up at Night' Report

Maintaining organizational security against cyberthreats has become a unique challenge. Cybercriminals have turned up their execution a notch – targeting specific industry verticals, organizations, and even individuals. Increases in the frequency of ransomware, phishing, and cryptojacking attacks were experienced by businesses of nearly every size, vertical, and locale. So, we wanted to find out which of these issues are keeping you “up at night”. This report focuses on 6 areas of concern.

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The 2019 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report

The 2019 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report compiles results from the second annual study by KnowBe4 and reveals at-risk users across 19 industries that are susceptible to phishing or social engineering attacks. Taking it a step further, the research reveals radical drops in careless clicking after 90 days and 12 months of simulated phishing testing and security awareness training.
 

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The 2019 Gartner Peer Insights: 'Voice of the Customer' Report

KnowBe4 has been included in this 2019 Gartner Peer Insights: 'Voice of the Customer' Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Market Report and named a Customers' Choice. Read the complimentary report and reviews from Gartner Peer Insights to learn more.

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The Critical Need to Improve Compliance Processes

Compliance is time-consuming and fraught with risk.  However, most organizations have not implemented the processes and tools necessary to manage the compliance process efficiently. This new Osterman research report delivers insight into the need to streamline and centralize audit and compliance processes across your entire organization.

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Best Practices for Implementing Security Awareness Training

Osterman Research developed this whitepaper to understand the current state of security awareness training through an in-depth survey of security professionals, and to offer advice about best practices that organizations should consider as they develop a robust training program for their employees.

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Fortifying Your Organization's Last Layer of Defense

Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach. Download this whitepaper to learn how to best combat these threats including 5 recommended actions you can take to fortify your organization's last layer of security - your employees.

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Gartner Report: Fight Unsecure Employee Behaviors by Fixing Your Risk Culture

According to Gartner, “Organizations can proactively position themselves for greater success in their digital journeys by encouraging secure employee behavior.” Further the report says, “Even though most information security programs heavily focus on technology solutions, unsecure employee behavior remains the top cause of cyberbreaches and regulatory violations. CIOs need to make sustainable changes to the real root cause driver of employee behavior - the underlying risk culture.” Check out this report from Gartner that addresses three key challenges of risk culture.

Gartner, Fight Unsecure Employee Behaviors by Fixing Your Risk Culture, Srinath Sampath, 9 May 2019

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Gartner Report, Market Guide for Email Security, Neil Wynne, Peter Firstbrook, 6 June 2019

Email is the most commonly used attack vector in targeted and untargeted attacks. "Large-scale migration of email to the cloud has necessitated a strategic shift in how to secure this communication channel. Security and risk management leads must adopt a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment mindest to protect inboxes from exposure to increasingly sophisticated threats."

Read this Gartner report, Market Guide to Email Security, for key findings and recommendations.

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Addressing the Top 10 Security Issues Organizations Face

You know that managing cybersecurity threats is an on-going effort but how well are you doing at addressing these Top 10 Security Issues facing your organization? In this Osterman Research white paper, you'll find common concerns and key takeaways from a survey of security professionals like you.

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2018 Threat Impact and Endpoint Protection Report 

Ransomware is a multi-billion dollar business with the number of new ransomware variants continuing to grow quarter-over-quarter. Despite the many security offerings available, organizations continue to fall victim to attacks.  Find out what is really the best way to combat the threat of ransomware. The results might surprise you!
 

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Protecting Data in the Healthcare Industry

Despite all of the regulatory requirements around data privacy and security, Healthcare Industry data breaches have become all too common. Stealing healthcare records is a lucrative business because these records include personal, medical, and financial information. Osterman’s latest white paper details 11 Best Practices designed to protect Healthcare Industry data.

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Forrester TEI™ Study: Value of KnowBe4 Goes Beyond ROI

Read this study for an in-depth explanation of Forrester’s analysis and a detailed walk-through of KnowBe4's impact on our customer’s business. The resulting research paper assesses the performance of the KnowBe4 Platform. How does 127% ROI with a one month payback sound?

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Techniques for Dealing with Ransomware, Business Email Compromise and Spear Phishing

Ransomware, business email compromise (commonly referred to as CEO fraud) and spear phishing are serious problems that can steal your data, intercept funds, and disable access to your organization's network. This new Osterman Research whitepaper gives you best practices in defending against these threats.

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Best Practices for Protecting Against Phishing, Ransomware, and Email Fraud

Phishing, ransomware and email fraud are serious problems that can steal data or disable access to your organization’s network. This new Osterman Research whitepaper gives you a variety of best practices to minimize your potential for becoming a victim these attacks.

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Healthcare Employees at the Frontline in the Battle Against Ransomware

The recent escalating ransomware attacks against the healthcare industry have shown that no organization is safe. Find out how you can help to combat these attacks by training your employees to create a human firewall in the battle against ransomware.

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The Phishing Breakthrough Point

Utilizing security awareness computer based training and phishing security tests can be effective tools to reduce unintentional insider threats. However, if robust metrics are not put in place, phishing tests can create organizational social engineering blind spots. Find out more about the breakthrough point in an organization's phishing awareness level.

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How to Transform Employee Worst Practices Into Enterprise Best Practices

The bad guys are just one gullible user click away from staging an all-out invasion on your network. Get clear direction on how to go about improving your organization’s security posture against social engineering attacks.

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What Constitutes Effective Security Awareness Training?

Today employees are a critical part of an organization’s defense against many IT security threats. Read this whitepaper and find out what works to drive significant behavior change toward employees making smarter security decision.

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Security Awareness Training: Are We Getting Any Better at Organizational and Internet Security?

IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates has delved into the world of security awareness and policy training. Their latest research revealed that a tremendous shift in awareness training programs has taken place.

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Your Money or Your Files! A Short History of Ransomware

Read the short and brutal history of how vicious ransomware came into existence and how that effects cybercrime today.

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Best Practices for Dealing with Phishing and Next-Generation Malware

Phishing and malware threats are skyrocketing. Learn what you can do about it with this list of high-priority actionable items, all related to IT security.

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Legal Compliance Through Security Awareness Training

Not sure how to comply? This whitepaper from Michael R. Overly shows you the common threads in compliance laws and regulations.

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Security Awareness Training Effectiveness Report

Not all Security Awareness Training is equal. This whitepaper from Osterman Research shows which of the 5 types of Security Awareness Training has the best result.

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The Ultimate Spear Phishing Defense

This whitepaper explains the problem of spear phishing and how Advanced Persistent Threats use this attack vector against organizations with devastating consequences.

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Improving The Compliance Management Process

This Osterman Research paper discusses the variety of compliance obligations that organizations are obligated to satisfy and provides some insight into what you can do to address these issues.

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