KnowBe4 - Phishing Testing and Training

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You believe your network is secure.

Your firewall is correctly configured and deployed and you are running the latest anti-virus software across your estate.

You've got nothing to worry about, or have you?


As someone responsible with operational or network security you may be fully aware of the implications of phishing and ransomware.  Of course you'd think twice before clicking seemingly innocent link but can you be sure that every user, in every office, within your entire network would be so cautious?  It only takes one user to inadvertently ‘click’ a rogue link to expose your business to devastating data loss and the consequences of ransomware.

91% of data breaches start with a phishing attack!

The email addresses of the users within your organisation are readily available on the web.  Your users leave a trail whenever they log on to social media platforms, software systems, LinkedIn or online customer databases.

Cyber criminals are experts at obtaining email addresses, identities and personal information from media platforms and utilise these details to entice users to click links that appear genuine.  It’s an indiscriminate crime and effects companies of all sizes and sectors. 

Phishing is the #1 method of distributing ransomware

During 2016 it is reported that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred each day around the globe.  A 300% increase on the year before with further research suggesting that UK companies experience more ransomware attacks than most other countries.  More recently the Legal and Financial services sector have been seen as a soft target due to the nature of personal data held and the relatively low cyber security awareness within the industry.

And the cyber criminals are getting smarter – a review by IBM Security found that the quality of ransomware-infected emails expanded by 6,000% compared to 2016, so it’s no wonder around 54% of companies reported a ransomware attack within the last year.

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The true costs of becoming a ransomware victim

The general consensus and advice is not to give in to the hackers demands.  Cyber criminals purposely set ransomware levels at what is considered to be relatively ‘affordable’ amounts. The prospect of paying can be very tempting for most victims, but even if you make the decision to pay there is no guarantee that you will have your data returned in a usable format if at all.  In addition, returned data will often contain a hidden code opening the back door to further attacks and more potential misery and costs for victims.

The consequences of ransomware include business disruption, loss of files and wasted IT man-hours.  33% of UK victims lost revenue and 20% were forced to shut down completely

The solution

In order to stay safe and avoid the preventable consequences of ransomware it's vital to invest in employee awareness training and testing.

KnowBe4 is a leading security awareness, testing and training system that enables you to protect and educate your end users with training and preventative testing.  The simple to use system allows you to regularly test and train your employees awareness by simulating relevant email phishing attacks to your individual users.  High visibility and easy to use reporting enables you to identify users who may be susceptible to phishing attacks and deliver further training and education.

KnowBe4 is a cost effective solution proven to dramatically increase your users awareness and massively reduce the likelihood of successful phishing attempts, ransomware and its consequences.


Unlimited Phishing Security Tests  YES  YES  YES 
 Automated Security Awareness Program YES  YES YES
Training Access Level 1  YES YES YES
Automated Training Campaigns  YES YES YES
Crypto-Ransom Guarantee  YES YES YES
Phish Alert Button  YES YES YES
Active Directory Integration  YES YES  YES
Phishing Reply Tracking  YES YES  YES
Security 'Hints and Tips'  YES YES  YES
Training Access Level 2    YES  YES
Monthly Email Exposure Check    YES  YES
Vishing Security Test    YES  YES
Smart Groups       YES
Social Engineering Indicators       YES
EZXpolit Human Pentesting       YES
USB Drive Test       YES
Vulnerable Browser Detection       YES
Priority Level Support       YES



Prevention starts here and now!










Further Information:

The Effectiveness of Phishing Training
Phishing Stats and Information


Read reviews from users of KnowBe4 at Spiceworks

Call us today on 0845 270 7744

At NetThreat we are experts in network security so you don't have to be. 

We are here to listen to your concerns about phishing and ransomware and we are happy to talk you through the KnowBe4 solution and the benefits of a completely free vulnerability test for up to 100 of your users.