KnowBe4’s ‘Security Essentials for the UK’ Course is now NCSC Certified

Tony MasonCyber Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced that its Security Essentials for the United Kingdom course is now certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This coveted certification will lead to further security awareness training across the UK. NCSC Certification The NCSC’s certification programme is designed to assure high quality … Read More

Password Manager – The Good, The Bad & The Truth.

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Password Management, Security Awareness & Phishing

As part of any security awareness training we cover passwords. We teach users how to choose secure passwords, with the right length and characters, pass phrases etc. However, the average person has to log on to over 170+ sites/services and usually only have 3 to 19 passwords. That means there are a lot of weak/shared passwords in use & some … Read More

5 Ways For Housing Associations to Level Up M365 Email Security

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

The newly published Email Security Risk Report reveals that 99% of Cybersecurity leaders are stressed about email security.  Plus 93% of organisations experiencing security incidents in the last 12 months.  It is easy to see why. For housing associations, the risk email poses to sensitive data is pervasive. They operate a complex infrastructure environment, and need to ensure employees are appropriately … Read More

Why you need Integrated Cloud Email Security (ICES)

Tony MasonEmail Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

In their 2021 Market Guide for Email Security, industry analyst Gartner introduced the acronym ‘ICES’, which stands for integrated cloud email security. They also predicted that these platforms would make up 20% of anti-phishing solutions by 2025, up from 5% in 2021. You might also see the acronym ‘CAPES’ used to describe these platforms as well. This was coined by … Read More

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

Tony MasonData Protection, Email Monitoring, Microsoft 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

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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