KnowBe4 – Security Threats & Trends Report – October 2019

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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

Phishing Attacks Now More Common Than Malware

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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

Black Friday Scam

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Scams This week sees the return of the phenomena of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These marketing events are significantly driving up the increase in online sales in the run up to Christmas.  2017’s Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day in history and was mobile’s first $2 billion day. This weekend has become … Read More