Your biggest risk of infection now comes in the form of your staff.
In its first 100 days, Cryptolocker grossed $30 million.
A KnowBe4 subscription delivers protection for you, your staff and your business from the dangers of phishing by testing, training and maintaining the awareness of your employees.
The cloud based software provides email security testing, phishing testing, full reporting and analysis
as well as remedial and preventative training.
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Your end-users are likely to be the weakest link in your network security.
Trend Micro recently reported that 91% of successful data breaches start with a phishing attack.
You've invested in the right network security for your business, your firewall is deployed with gateway security services and anti-virus is installed across your domain. Someone in the office receives an email informing them that they have a new connection request on LinkedIn. They click to find out more information about their new contact. Instead their machine is hijacked by Cryptolocker and they (or more likely the company) face a bill to release documents, or the repercussions of a data breach and loss of company records.
As network adminstrators or security experts you may be fully aware of phishing and have probably become good at identifying and deleting anything that looks suspicious. But can you be sure that every user, on every network, in every office, at every reception desk is equally well informed?
The email addresses of your organisation and its employees are readily available on the Internet; maybe on Facebook, LinkedIn profiles or in the databases of the many websites on which you have registered. Many of these are readily available for cybercriminals to find, allowing identification of individuals within your organisation and opening the risk of spear-phishing attacks causing data breaches or deployment of ransomwear. Attackers can easily access and use personal information from social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn, which will make it even more likely that your employee will open an email and click on its content.
What does phishing look like? Click Here to watch Kevin Mitnick demonstrating a simple Word Document Exploit
KnowBe4 is a leading provider of hosted and non-hosted security awareness training, phishing security tests and security and compliance software.
KnowBe4 helps you keep your network secure with Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training ™. You are able to send simulated phishing attacks before and after the training. Created ‘by admins for admins’, very little time is needed with visible proof the training works.
The high quality web-based interactive training uses case-studies, live demonstration videos and short tests combined with frequent year-round simulated phishing attacks.
The training specialises in making sure your employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear-phishing, malware and social engineering, and are then able to apply this knowledge on a daily basis.
Three steps to peace of mind.
1) The Phishing Security Test (PST)
This service allows you to regularly test your employees awareness by scheduling relevant phishing attempts from your portal. Of course no malware is delivered, but should users download images or click on links within emails you are notified and further training is delivered.
2) Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training (KMSAT)
User behaviour can change. KnowBe4 dramatically increases your staff's awareness and heavily reduces the likelihood of being phished. Education for your end users is delivered by KMSAT. This short, interactive online training course challenges users with case studies, demonstrations and short tests ensuring all your users understand the mechanisms of phishing and how to identify it.
3) Email Exposure Check (EEC)
Doing a similar search to the baddies, KnowBe4 will search the internet for forward facing email addresses at your organisation and deliver a monthly Attack Surface Report.
Research shows that after a year of using KnowBe4's system to test and train their staff, awareness is dramatically improved and consequently vulnerability is greatly reduced:
- The initial Baseline Phish-prone Percentage shows the likelihood of 'falling for' phishing attempts at the start of the program
- All employees were put through the training program
- In the subsequent months, frequent Phishing Security Tests are sent, maintaining the awareness of staff and resulting in a dramatic drop in vulnerability.
KnowBe4 is a security awareness training company, started and funded by Stu Sjouwerman, formerly co-founder of Sunbelt Software, developer of VIPRE Antivirus, which in 2010 was acquired by GFI Software, a portfolio company of the Insight Venture Partners Venture Capital Fund in New York and Boston.
The company’s Chief Hacking Officer is Kevin Mitnick, best known for his high profile 1995 arrest and later five years in prison for various computer and communications related crimes.
Kevin is now a high profile security consultant, public speaker and author, and consults for Fortune 500 companies as well as the FBI.