Gamification in cybersecurity can bring great potential business value to many organizations, but security teams need to dispel some misconceptions. In the first place, it’s not a game that takes employees away from their jobs, said Joe Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Delinea.
With The Definitive Guide to Security Awareness Training, you’ll discover how you can easily build a successful training program that will excite your employees and, in turn, reduce risk, build crucial cyber threat resilience, and help keep your sensitive information safe from hackers.
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Strong cyber security awareness is a crucial component of keeping sensitive information safe -- but are your employees on the same page?
According to a recent report, 76% believe it’s the IT department’s job to protect organizational data.
Fortra’s Terranova Security, in collaboration with research firm...
With signs pointing to a global economic downturn, cybersecurity organizations are already thinking about managing budgets and doing more than less. Four CISOs share a wide range of belt-tightening tips, from putting the squeeze on your vendors and suppliers to training and hiring from within.
It’s become more and more evident to organizations that new-school security awareness training is an absolute requirement for managing the ongoing problem of social engineering. But how do you develop a program that will deliver the goods without doubling your workload or costing an arm and a leg?
How effective are your cybersecurity awareness programs—and do your employees agree?
This central question was the cornerstone of this research project which assessed the efficacy of cybersecurity
awareness programs from both perspectives—the security professional
and the non-security employee.
Nation-state attackers are not just looking for major vulnerabilities to gain control of the enterprise. They are exploiting minor flaws to gain access and increase the severity of their attacks, says Matanda Doss, executive director of cybersecurity and technology controls at JPMorgan Chase.
Vista Equity Partners' specialization in enterprise software and bench of subject-matter experts should help KnowBe4 reach $1 billion in ARR, says CEO Stu Sjouwerman. The processes and tech stack that got KnowBe4 to $300 million in ARR today aren't necessarily what'll get the firm to $1 billion.
Hack The Box has completed a Series B funding round to add more cloud security and a gamification approach to its cybersecurity training platform. The Kent, England-based startup was founded in 2017 to provide pen testers and red teamers with a way to test their offensive security skills.
Tell people not to click a link, pat each other on the back, and ride off into the sunset. If only security awareness training was that simple.
The discipline of security awareness training is chock-full of assumptions and misconceptions. As a side-effect, it is often felt that their programs are ineffective and...
Vista Equity Partners and KnowBe4 have struck a deal to take the security awareness giant private for $4.6 billion in this week's second massive security acquisition. The agreement comes after the Austin, Texas-based investment firm upped its offer by $380 million, or nearly 4%, to $24.90 per share.
With over 80% of breaches involving the human element, it’s clear that people are now the primary attack vector for cyber attacks globally. Through a coordinated effort by over 200 security awareness officers, the Security Awareness Maturity Model™ has become the industry standard organizations use to plan,...
Vista Equity Partners has joined Thoma Bravo in the take-private cybersecurity spree, offering to buy security awareness training behemoth KnowBe4 at a $4.22 billion valuation. KnowBe4 says it has received a nonbinding offer from Vista of $24 per share for the shares not currently owned by Vista.
Evolving social engineering campaigns - including a significant rise in vishing attacks - continue to pose significant data security threats to healthcare and public sector entities, federal authorities warn, urging entities to take steps to avoid falling victim.