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 $26 billion in losses.
Don’t be the next victim. 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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2021 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report

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.

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Fall 2021 G2 Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

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.

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Survey Report: The Need for Next-Generation Compliance Training

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.

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The Root Causes of Ransomware

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.

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2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report

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!

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Example Security Awareness Training Policy Guide

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.

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The 2021 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report

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.

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The 2021 Gartner Peer Insights: 'Voice of the Customer' Report

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.

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Forrester TEI Study: ROI and Combined Benefits of KnowBe4 & PhishER

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?

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Building an Effective and Comprehensive Security Awareness Program

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.

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Cybersecurity in Education

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.

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How Security Culture Invokes Secure Behavior

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.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Phishing and Ransomware

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.

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Security Awareness Training as a Key Element in Changing the Security Culture

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.

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Stand-Alone Product Versus Product Suite

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”.

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Comprehensive Anti-Phishing Guide E-Book

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.

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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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The Forrester Wave™: Security Awareness and Training Solutions, Q1 2020

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.

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The Economic Impact of Cyber Attacks on Municipalities

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.

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Furloughed Workers: Threats, Anxiety, and Staying Away From Work

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.

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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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Starting Your Vendor Risk Management Strategy from Scratch

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.

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The Rise of Security Culture

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.

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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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Overcoming Challenges of Managing Third-Party Compliance with Data Protection

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.

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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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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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