The 2022 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report compiles results from the fifth 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 using the KnowBe4 platform.
Spear phishing emails remain a top attack vector for the bad guys, yet most companies still don’t have an effective strategy to stop them. This enormous security gap leaves you open to business email compromise, session hijacking, ransomware and more. Don’t get caught in a phishing net! Learn how to avoid having your end users take the bait.
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.
KnowBe4 has been included in the Fall 2022 G2 Grid Report and named the #1 Leader for thirteen consecutive quarters, based on over 905 customer reviews. Read this complimentary report to view customer scores across security awareness training vendors based on ease of use, likelihood to recommend, support and more.
KnowBe4’s PhishER platform has been included in the Fall 2022 G2 Grid Report for SOAR Software and named the #1 Leader for six consecutive quarters, based on over 123 customer reviews. Read this complimentary report to view customer scores across SOAR vendors based on ease of use, quality of support, ease of admin and more.
Download this whitepaper to explore best practices collected from working with numerous customers that are achieving 100% compliance completion rates with their training campaigns.
In this original research report, produced by Osterman Research, explore the top hurdles HR managers face and how a holistic approach to employee compliance training can help.
In this whitepaper, learn how PhishER, KnowBe4’s industry-leading Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform, brings the perfect mix of features and functionality together to make the most out of your infosec team’s efforts.
Download this whitepaper to learn steps you can take to put yourself in the best possible position to get the support you need when seeking executive buy-in for your security awareness training program.
Download this original research report, produced by Osterman Research, to explore how mid-size and large organizations in the U.S. are preparing for ever-emerging privacy regulations and what work still needs doing.
Download this whitepaper to explore the value of a security awareness training initiative that incorporates engaging and varied content.
Download this whitepaper to explore how compliance and security differ and learn how you can both be compliant and efficiently reduce real risk at the same time.
KnowBe4 has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Security Awareness and Training Solutions, Q1 2022. Using a 30-criteria evaluation, the Forrester Wave report ranks 11 vendors in the security awareness and training market based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. KnowBe4 received the highest scores possible in 16 of the 30 evaluation criteria, including breadth of content coverage, security culture measurement, and customer support and success.
Download this whitepaper for actionable advice on building a security awareness program focused on preparing your workforce to understand, recognize and defend against cyber extortionists and ransomware.
In this whitepaper, Joanna Huisman, KnowBe4’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research, explores what it means to develop and deploy a meaningful security culture survey and the benefits it can bring to your security awareness training initiative.
Download this original research report, produced by Osterman Research, to explore how mid-size and large organizations have prepared for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and what steps still need to be taken to comply with the coming California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).
Download this whitepaper for advice on bringing your compliance training efforts to the next level, authored by KnowBe4 SVP of Training Innovation John Just.
The government sector has been in the crosshairs of cybercriminals for decades. If you manage cybersecurity issues at a government institution, download this whitepaper to learn practical advice and information to help you protect your organization from the ravages of ransomware and other cyber threats.
Download the 2021 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report for insights into how much employees know and how they put what they know into action taken from a survey of more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees.
Download this research report, produced by Osterman Research, to explore the limitations and opportunities of the current-state approach to compliance training and learn takeaways for improving such training in your organization.
The key to mitigating ransomware is understanding that it is not your real problem. It is the outcome of your real problem, which is often related to social engineering and phishing. Download this whitepaper to explore the root causes of ransomware based on a review of industry research and learn tips for mitigating ransomware risk in your organization.
The eighth annual 2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report, published by the cybersecurity research and marketing firm CyberEdge Group, is a survey of 1,200 IT security decision makers across six geographic regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. Learn how your IT peers in these regions dealt with a variety of cyberthreats by downloading this report!
Like any cyber risk mitigation strategy, security awareness training works best when procedures are written down to ensure your team walks through the necessary steps as efficiently as possible. Download this free guide to learn why a dedicated security awareness training policy is important and how to craft one that works for your organization.
Read this commissioned Total Economic Impact™ study for an in-depth look at Forrester Consulting’s analysis and detailed walk-through of KnowBe4's impact on a global enterprise customer. The resulting research assesses the cost savings, productivity gains, and business benefits the KnowBe4 and PhishER platforms can deliver. How does a three-year 276% ROI with a less than three-month payback sound?
This paper will help break down the critical components of a successful security awareness program and connect them together into something comprehensive, continuous and engaging.
Schools and universities are treasure troves of information worth its weight in gold to hackers. If you manage cybersecurity issues at an educational institution, download this whitepaper to explore vital information and learn need-to-know advice to help you shore up your cyber defenses.
In this groundbreaking new research, KnowBe4 has been able to validate the link between security culture and secure behavior. Though it has been suspected that the two are intertwined, until now, it has never been proven with data. Improving one's security culture directly translates into more secure employee behaviors and to the overall reduction of organizational risk.
Wave after wave of phishing attacks and rampant ransomware infections continue to keep even the most hardened information security professional up at night. Read this original research report that surveyed cybersecurity professionals to learn how they’re combating these threats and why a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity is important.
Cybersecurity technology can go only so far. Because bad actors increasingly target your users of these systems and services, your users must be equipped to deal with a growing variety of threats directed at them. Strong security awareness training is essential in protecting your organization from security threats and the damage they can cause.
A common IT security dilemma is whether buying a stand-alone best-of-breed product or service is a better decision than buying functionality that is bundled-in with a larger, multi product vendor. Read this whitepaper to learn the key points you need to know before choosing Best of Breed vs. “Integrated Solution”.
The average cybersecurity breach costs U.S. states between $665,000 to $40.53 million. Cyber attacks continue to have a massive impact on state and local governments across the U.S. The data in this report reveals that state and local governments are struggling to keep their heads above water. Take a deep dive into this report to see the economic impacts that cyber attacks are having on municipalities and actionable steps you can take to help stop them.
This study of 1,000 furloughed employees in the UK and Ireland looks at their attitudes towards email and phishing. The topics include existing business continuity procedures while they're furloughed, attitudes toward email security, and the emotional impact of Britain's millions of recently-abandoned inboxes.
You’ve heard that vendor dependencies are ripe for malicious abuse and you have read the stories where vendors were used to exploit and infiltrate their customers. Now, you’ve been put in charge of ensuring your vendors, third parties, contractors, and supply chains are at least as secure as you are. Welcome to Vendor Risk Management (VRM)!
So where do you start? This whitepaper will walk you step-by-step through each of the components you need to consider when designing (or re-designing) your program.
In November 2019, KnowBe4 commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate security culture across global enterprises. The study found that 94% of respondents said security culture is important for business success. Read this study to learn about the key findings and recommendations to achieve a strong security culture within your organization.
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.
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.
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.
Every organization must ensure that its data is handled according to the law—both internally and when the data is shared with third‐party providers. Ensuring the compliance of dozens, or even hundreds, of third‐party providers is a daunting task. Read this whitepaper now to learn how you can overcome the challenges of managing third-party compliance.
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.
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.