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.
KnowBe4 has been included in the Fall 2021 G2 Grid Report and named the #1 Leader for nine consecutive quarters, based on over 663 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.
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.
The 2021 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report compiles results from the fourth 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.
KnowBe4 has been included in this 2021 Gartner Peer Insights: 'Voice of the Customer' Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Market Report and received five Customers' Choice category distinctions. Read the complimentary report and reviews from Gartner Peer Insights to learn more.
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”.
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 named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Security Awareness and Training Solutions, Q1 2020. Using a 23-criteria evaluation, the Forrester Wave report ranks 12 vendors in the security awareness and training market based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. KnowBe4 received the highest scores possible in 17 of the 23 evaluation criteria, including learner content and go-to-market approach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the short and brutal history of how vicious ransomware came into existence and how that effects cybercrime today.
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.
Not sure how to comply? This whitepaper from Michael R. Overly shows you the common threads in compliance laws and regulations.