What is KnowBe4?
KnowBe4 is the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. They offer a range of materials and scenarios to help train users to be more aware of social engineering style threats. They provide a range of tests such as simulated phishing, vishing and smishing attacks to identify users who need security training. The Security Awareness training comes in the form of interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. A range of reports show how the overall security awareness of an organisation has been increased through the training process.
I know cyberthreats continually evolve so how do I keep my company safe?
KnowBe4 is already helping thousands of IT people improve their network security in many sectors including finance, energy, healthcare, government and insurance. With KnowBe4 you have access to the best-in-class phishing simulation and training platform to improve your organisations’ last line of defence: Your Human Firewall.
KnowBe4 helps you to educate your employees into making smarter security decisions every day.
We already have a number of training products within our company, what makes KnowBe4 more effective?
Human error, though mostly unintentional, is one of the main causes of cyber security incidents. When your employees are the weakest link in your IT security, your threats of compromise will increase over time unless you educate them and educate consistently.
In 2018 KnowBe4 analysed 6 million users and uncovered some surprising results. The overall industry initial Phish-Prone percentage benchmark turned out to be a troubling 27%. Fortunately, the data showed that this 27% can be brought down more than half to just 13% in only 90 days by deploying new-school security awareness training. The 365-day results show that by following these best practices, the final Phish-Prone percentage can be minimised to 2.17% on average.
When you send simulated phishing and training campaigns to your employees on an ongoing basis they learn to STOP, LOOK, and THINK before they click. This is a fundamental part of training your employees to be an integral part of your defence-in-depth strategy and ensure that they are active participants in helping to protect your organisation’s risk to social engineering!
How do Simulated Phishing Campaigns help improve my organisation’s defences against cyberthreats?
Simulated Phishing or a Phishing Test is where deceptive emails, similar to malicious emails are sent by an organisation to their own employees to gauge their response to Phishing and similar email attacks.
Once you have completed a baseline phishing test it is often a good idea to communicate to the user community what you are doing and why. You obviously have the choice of whether you wish to share the initial Phish-Prone percentage to your employees to show the company’s vulnerability to a phishing attack.
Following the initial baseline, it is a great time to train your employees by enrolling them on one of the many KnowBe4 security training modules. As of July 2019, KnowBe4 have over 900 pieces of education and training content.
The ModStore includes:
As you progress with your training programme KnowBe4 have a large number of reporting options that you can use to communicate with company staff and senior/board level management. The example below shows how Phish-Prone your company is for the last 6 months. It also includes details on the number of clicks, replies, opened attachments etc.
This is an example of a high-level dashboard showing the Organisational Risk Score over all the employees.
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