Create a strong human firewall as your last line of defence through Security Awareness Training.
Your employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing and ransomware attacks. Our Security Awareness Training specialises in making sure your employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, malware, ransomware and social engineering and can apply this knowledge to their day to day job.
Defence through Security Awareness Training
The idea that technology can prevent all cyber-related incidents has never been further from the truth because cybercriminals know the easiest way in is through your humans. Security leaders must understand that there is no such thing as a perfect, fool-proof, impenetrable secure environment. Many organizations fall into the trap of trying to use technology as the only means of defending their networks and forget that the power of human awareness and intervention is paramount in arriving at a highly secured state.
These criminals successfully evade an organization’s security controls by using clever phishing and social engineering tactics that often rely on employee naivete. Emails, phone calls and other outreach methods are designed to persuade staff to take steps that provide criminals with access to company data and funds.
Reduce your organisation’s cyber security risks by up to 84% with security awareness training.
Find out how affordable this is and be pleasantly surprised!
We provide baseline testing to assess the Phish-prone percentage of your users through a free simulated phishing attack.
The world's largest library of security awareness training content; including interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. Automated training campaigns with scheduled reminder emails.
Best-in-class, fully automated simulated phishing attacks, thousands of templates with unlimited usage, and community phishing templates.
Enterprise-strength reporting, showing stats and graphs for both security awareness training and phishing, ready for management. Show the great ROI!
Innocent mistakes by employees cause a good percentage of the breaches and when you combine this with the malicious intent of hackers, you have a dangerous situation. As humans, we can make mistakes – trust fake identities, get tempted by clickbait, and can fall for other sneaky tactics used by criminals to gain access to business information. To put it simply, if employees are unable to recognise a threat, they won’t be able to respond to, report or remove it. Surveys show the lack of cybersecurity awareness amongst employees is the main cause of successful ransomware attacks against small or medium-sized businesses.
The best way to deal with cybersecurity is to take a proactive approach – neutralise a threat before it even happens. Firewalls and security software do help, but they are not enough to protect your organisation. Employee ignorance is the easiest and primary entry point for phishers.
Cybersecurity training is vital for your employees to protect themselves and the organisation from cyber-attacks. Ensure your employees get proper training and awareness about security threats and the procedures to follow when they identify a threat. By educating your employees, you strengthen your defences against cyber-attacks.
KnowBe4 is your platform for new-school security awareness training. We help you keep your users on their toes with security top of mind. With this new-school integrated platform you can train and phish your users, see their Phish-prone percentage™ and their Risk Score improve over time and get measurable results. You get on-demand, interactive, engaging training through the browser combined with unlimited simulated social engineering attacks through email, phone and text. Your KnowBe4 subscription gives you access to the world’s largest security awareness training library with always-fresh content, via the unique ModStore such as The Inside Man, see trailer below. You can choose from dozens of categories with thousands of real-world, known-to-work phishing templates that give you the most realistic phishing test environment available on the market.
It has been proven that regular training with frequent simulated phishing attacks improves employee’s behaviour to recognise cyber threats and thus strengthening your organisation’s cyber defence.
When you look across all industries and sizes, the 84% average improvement rate from baseline testing to one year-plus of ongoing training and testing is outstanding proof for gaining buy-in to establish a fully mature security awareness training program.
Why your business needs protection
Reality: You don’t need to be a technical expert to make an informed cyber security decision.
We all make security decisions every day (whether to put the alarm on, for example) without necessarily knowing how the alarm works. Organisations regularly make financial or risk decisions without needing to know the details of every account or invoice. Organisations should rely on its cyber security experts to provide insight, so that they can make informed decisions about cyber security
The Office of the Australian Information Center shared in its Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme July – December 2020 stating that the “Human factor dominates latest data breach statistics.” Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said 38% of all data breaches notified during the period were attributed to human error and added that “organizations need to reduce the risk of a data breach by addressing human error—for example, by prioritizing training staff on secure information handling practices.”
Continuous testing while delivering targeted educational messages, training modules, and internal newsletters and digital signage will reinforce new behavior so your users become an effective last line of defense.
One way that enterprises may improve the efficacy of awareness training is to make it an ongoing process, and build in feedback so that employees learn about when they mess up and what they can do to avoid that error in the future. For instance, to make your workforce more resilient to phishing attacks, you might choose to employ software like Phishme, which sends out fake phishing emails to employees on a regular basis, and provides remediation when users fall for the attack. Similar processes could be put in place to help employees avoid bad links, remember to update their software, and take on other beneficial behaviors such as using 2-factor authentication, turning on their VPN when accessing an insecure network, and utilizing more secure passwords.
( Harvard Business review)
Old school Security Awareness Training is static. It’s a one-time event without follow-up. KnowBe4’s Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training starts with a baseline test to show the actual Phish-prone percentage of your users. Then it steps users through effective, interactive, on-demand browser-based training. As step three, you send frequent simulated phishing attacks to your employees to reinforce the training. This last feature, frequent simulated phishing attacks (we recommend at the very least once a month) really creates a change in behaviour.
You get on-demand, interactive, engaging training through the browser combined with unlimited simulated social engineering attacks through email, phone and text.
Your KnowBe4 subscription gives you access to the world’s largest security awareness training library with always-fresh content.
Because it’s Fun and engaging.
Imagine your employees being able to watch a tv show rather than siting through boring powerpoint presentations and still becoming cyber security aware. Well with KnoewBe4 they can! An example of this is The Inside Man, an award-winning KnowBe4 Original Series that delivers security awareness principles embedded in each episode that teach your users key cybersecurity best practices and makes learning how to make smarter security decisions fun and engaging.
For a Free Phishing Security Test, the email addresses will remain in our database for a limited time. This is required to track unique email opens and clicks. For customers of KnowBe4, the Ongoing Phishing Security Tests will need to ‘persist’ email addresses so that we can periodically send simulated phishing attacks to the correct individuals. This will also be used so that you can track which of your users are failing the tests. The addresses will not be used for any purpose other than the security audit, nor will the addresses be given/sold to any third-parties for any purposes. You can archive any email address at any time.
KnowBe4, is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, and is used by more than 50,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security.
Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
We use Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) to host our servers and data, they are a fully compliant and ISO certified facility. There is no unauthorized external access to data, we only store just enough information to accomplish the services we are set to provide, which minimally are email addresses with recorded clicks. Email addresses are encrypted, kept private and are not shared or sold to any external organizations.
KnowBe4 courses are SCORM compliant, so we can deliver courseware for your in-house LMS if needed. However, KnowBe4 does have its own LMS that lives in the cloud, and we can report back to you about all enrolled employees, their status, completion, and many other parameters.
KnowBe4 was built 100% in the cloud from scratch. We are essentially infinitely scalable. Our LMS and courseware live in Amazon’s Web Services cloud, and if you have a few hundred thousand employees, we literally flip a few switches and you are completely covered.
KnowBe4 is charging very competitive rates. For larger organizations, there are tiered volume discounts. If you currently are using a Security Awareness Training program, you are eligible for our Competitive Upgrade Program for the first year. KnowBe4 pricing is structured to make the decision to implement our Internet Security Awareness program a complete no-brainer. Contact us for more details.