Protect your Office 365 users & business against evasive phishing attacks.

Tony MasonData Protection, Email Monitoring, Office 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

One of the key challenges organisations are currently struggling with, or have seen, is an increase in Evasive Phishing. In addition, Impersonation Attacks and Business Email Compromise are also a problem.  All of these are getting past traditional gateway and perimeter security solutions. The sophistication of these attacks makes them increasingly successful in avoiding detection and fooling your employees.  This … Read More

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is now in its 18th year. Its primary focus continues to help raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, ensuring everyone has the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.    The Themes this year are: Be Cyber Smart Fight The Phish Explore, Experience, Share (Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week) Cybersecurity First KnowBe4 … Read More

KnowBe4 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Update

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).  Therefore, to help celebrate, KnowBe4 has fresh content updates and new features. Plus they have a great security awareness resource kit. Check out your 2020 NCSAM Resource Kit from KnowBe4. Firstly this includes resources for your users like infographics, cybersecurity awareness tips and new posters. In addition they have their most popular security awareness assets and … Read More

Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

Phishing Templates

Perry Carpenter, KnowBe4 Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer discusses the phishing dilemma, ‘Should you phish test users or not during the Covid-19 pandemic?’.  There’s no question, these are challenging times. Employees and organisations around the world are doing their best to keep everyone safe. Plus we are settling in to a new normal for accomplishing work from home. Tensions are … Read More

Examples of COVID-19 Phishing Emails

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

The Epidemic of COVID-19 Phishing Emails Rages On. KnowBe4 customers using their Phish Alert Button (PAB) continue to share an ever-growing variety of emails from bad actors looking to capitalise on the crisis. There are some rather unusual social engineering schemes. KnowBe4 are offering up a selection of those emails. IT administrators and users can then see for themselves what these … Read More

KnowBe4 – Security Threats & Trends Report – October 2019

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

Executive Summary The yearly, independent, KnowBe4 2019 Security Threats and Trends Survey polled 600 organisations worldwide mid-2019. They asked questions on the major security issues they will face in the next 12 to 18 months. A majority of corporations – 86% – have proactively amplified security initiatives over the last year to combat the increase in cyber security attacks. Nearly … Read More

World Password Day

Tony MasonData Protection, Security Awareness & Phishing

Today is World Password Day which is a great occasion to be briefing our staff on the dangers of reusing passwords. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have reported on the most commonly used passwords found that have been accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches.  Their breach analysis showed 23.2 million victim accounts worldwide used 123456 as a … Read More

Phishing Attacks Now More Common Than Malware

Tony MasonSecurity Awareness & Phishing

The latest annual Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) has just been issued and indicates that phishing attacks are now by far the most frequent cyber threat.  Since their last report, phishing attacks have increased 250%. Microsoft’s security team are in a great position to analyse trends in cyber security threats.  Their figures are based on their internal scans of O365 … Read More