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Building an IT Security Awareness Program That Really Works

Most enterprises do some form of IT security awareness training for their end users – but not all of them do it well. Organizations of all types and sizes frequently fail to build programs that truly convince users to change their behavior – and keep enterprise data safe.

In this eye-opening webcast, top experts on security training offer insights on what works in security awareness programs – and what doesn’t. You’ll get insights on how to build and deliver a curriculum that makes end users smarter about security – and prevents them from engaging in online practices that could put your corporate data at risk.
Recorded Jun 23 2016 60 mins
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  • Levers of Human Deception: The Science and Methodology Behind Social Engineering Recorded: Jul 26 2018 52 mins
    Perry Carpenter, Stu Sjouwerman
    No matter how much security technology we purchase, we still face a fundamental security problem: people. This webinar will explore the different levers that social engineers and scam artists pull to make us more likely to do their bidding.

    Join Stu Sjouwerman, CEO at KnowBe4, and Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4, as they provide fun and engaging examples of mental manipulation in everyday life: from the tactics used by oily car dealers, to sophisticated social engineering and online scams. Additionally, We'll look at how to ethically use the very same levers when educating our users.

    Key Takeaways:
    - The Perception Vs. Reality Dilemma
    - Understanding the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop
    - How social engineers and scam artists achieve their goals by subverting - OODA Loop's different components
    - How we can defend ourselves and our organizations
  • What Most Computer Security Defenses Are Doing Wrong and How to Fix It Recorded: Jul 24 2018 55 mins
    Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
    Most companies have huge gaps in their computer security defenses, and can be compromised at will by a determined hacker. The industry even has a term for it: “Assume Breach”.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way!

    Join Roger A. Grimes, a 30-year computer security consultant and author of 10 books, for this on-demand webinar where he explores the latest research on what’s wrong with current network defenses and how they got this way. Roger will teach you what most organizations are doing wrong, why, and how to fix it. You’ll leave this webinar with a fresh perspective and an action plan to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your current computer security defenses.

    Roger will teach you:

    - What most companies are doing wrong, why, and how to fix it
    - An action plan to improve the effectiveness of your computer security defenses
    - How to create your “human firewall”
  • Twelve Ways to Defeat Two-Factor Authentication Recorded: Jun 27 2018 86 mins
    Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
    Everyone knows that two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than a simple login name and password, but too many people think that 2FA is a perfect, unhackable solution. It isn't!
     
    Join Roger A. Grimes, KnowBe4's Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, and security expert with over 30-years experience, for this webinar where he will explore 12 ways hackers can and do get around your favorite 2FA solution. 

    The webinar includes a (pre-filmed) hacking demo by KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick, and real-life successful examples of every attack type. It will end by telling you how to better defend your 2FA solution so that you get maximum benefit and security.
     
    You'll learn about the good and bad of 2FA, and become a better computer security defender in the process, including:

    - 12 ways hackers get around two-factor authentication
    - How to defend your two-factor authentication solution
    - The role humans play in a blended-defense strategy
  • Ransomware:  The Not So Good, Really Bad and Truly Ugly! Recorded: May 23 2018 54 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    Ransomware is spreading at an alarming pace and infecting networks across all industries and company sizes, primarily through phishing attacks. The cyber criminals behind the attacks are furiously innovating and keeping ahead of the defenses. In this session, we will have an interactive discussion related to the latest in ransomware threats and how to best protect your organization and yourself against this growing threat.
     
    This session will educate attendees about the newest features of ransomware strains designed to evade detection and spread in new and creative ways. It will also discuss recent attacks and how the organizations could have better protected themselves.
     
    The session will examine:
     
    •         Current phishing trends
    •         Ransomware and how it is infecting networks
    •         Effective mitigation strategies
    •         Recovering from an attack
  • Fortifying Your Organization'sLast Layer of Security Recorded: May 23 2018 33 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    Cyber security threats continue to proliferate and become more costly to businesses that suffer a data breach.

    When it comes to combating these growing risks, most organizations continue to place more trust in technology-based solutions than on training their employees to be more aware of the threat landscape and able to recognize the red flags in cyber breach attempts.

    Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he explains the emerging threats, the strengths and weaknesses that users bring to an organization's security culture, and strategies to fortify your organizations last layer of security, your users.

    In this on-demand webinar you will learn:
    - Current and emerging attack landscape and how organizations are coping
    - Right and wrong approaches to changing employee behavior
    - How to build a successful Security Awareness Training Program
  • Securing the Human Layer Recorded: May 4 2018 49 mins
    Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer
    The intersection between technology and human security is a difficult challenge for any organization to tackle, and although detection technologies are advancing, criminals are rapidly evolving their techniques and tactics to even greater levels of sophistication.

    Their attacks are difficult to detect, and even security administrators themselves fall victim.

    Join Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4, as he explains the value of better understanding human nature, patterns and success practices when using technology to build a more secure operating environment. Hear practical advice on how to make both security and technology work with (rather than against) human nature to help reduce technology friction and simultaneously raise the security posture and resilience of the organization.

    Topics Perry covers:
    - Looking at the multi-dimensional nature of security
    - Finding relevant intersections between technology and behavior
    - Strategies to make awareness stick
    - Brainstorming activities for planning your custom "Human Firewall"
  • Making Awareness Stick: Secrets to a Successful Security Awareness Program Recorded: Apr 18 2018 51 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    With 91% of data breaches being the result of human error, security leaders, auditors, and regulators increasingly recognize that a more intentional focus on the human side of security is critical to the protection of organizations. However, organizations have been struggling with and debating the effectiveness of traditional security awareness and training.

    Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, for this webinar "Making Awareness Stick: Secrets to a Successful Security Awareness Training Program" as he shares results-focused strategies and practical insight on how to build a world-class program.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    - Why awareness and training matters
    - Key data points to help make the case for awareness in your organization
    - Five secrets to making awareness work in 2018
    - How to create your "Human Firewall"

    Make this the year that you refuse to settle for mediocrity. Are you ready to go all-in?
  • What's New on the Phishing Threat Landscape Recorded: Mar 14 2018 45 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    The most persistent security challenge you face today is bad guys social engineering your users. Phishing campaigns continue to be hacker’s No. 1 preferred attack vector to get your unsuspecting users to download and install their malicious software.

    Join security advocate, Erich Kron, for this live webinar. Erich will discuss brand-new research based on what your users are clicking and how you compare to your peers with new phishing benchmarks by industry.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    - New phishing benchmark data by industry
    - Understanding the current phishing landscape
    - Most clicked simulated phishing attacks
    - Top 10 “In the Wild” reported phishing emails
    - Actionable tips to create your “human firewall”
  • Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide Recorded: Feb 26 2018 46 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    2017 was a Ransomware nightmare. If you've been in the IT trenches over the past year, you've probably noticed that ransomware attacks are accelerating, damages are more severe and there is no end in sight for 2018

    Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4 for the webinar “Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide”. We will look at scary features of new ransomware strains, give actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and advise what to do when you are hit with ransomware.

    Erich will cover these topics:

    * What are new scary ransomware features in the wild?
    * I’m infected, now what?
    * Proven methods of protecting your organization
    * Why the “human firewall” is so effective
  • My Friend, My Enemy Recorded: Feb 22 2018 31 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    It’s always nice to find a kindred spirit — someone who knows what you know and likes what you like. The problem today is that kindred spirit whom you think is your friend might well be your worst enemy. One of the most effective tools attackers use to breach everything from high-security networks and physical installations to your most closely held secrets is social engineering. This webinar looks at how social engineering works, why it works as well as it does, how to identify an attack and what to do if you think you’ve been compromised.
  • Strains of CEO Fraud: Urgent Request for W-2s - Fireside Chat with TruthInIT Recorded: Feb 15 2018 53 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    Soon the news will be packed with W-2 phishing and CEO fraud, also known as "Business Email Compromise" attacks. The cost of these attacks against organizations totaled over 5.3 billion dollars.

    Each year the U.S. Internal Revenue Service warns about these scams where internet criminals successfully combine W-2 and CEO fraud schemes, targeting a much wider range of organizations than ever before.

    What's next and how can you protect your organization? Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, for our Truth in IT webinar “Strains Of CEO Fraud: Urgent Request for W-2s”. We will look at scary features of the new blended and current threats of W-2 phishing and CEO fraud, give actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit.
  • Counter the Careless Click, Tools to Help You Train Your Users Recorded: Jan 25 2018 36 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    Cybercriminals are successfully and consistently exploiting human nature to accomplish their goals. Employee training is tied as the third-most-effective method (higher than antivirus) of decreasing the cost of a data breach.*

    Many IT pros know users are the weakest link in network security but don’t exactly know where to start when it comes to creating a security awareness program that will work for their organization.

    Join this 30-minute webinar “Counter the careless click, tools to help you train your users” where Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate of KnowBe4, will provide a practical session with tips and free tools you can implement now to help you create your “human firewall”.

    Erich will cover:

    * Current threat landscape
    * Top 5 tips for security awareness
    * How to easily create your security awareness program
    * Outlining how and where tools are helpful

    * Based on recent research by the Ponemon Institute
  • How to Social Engineer Your Users Into More Secure Behavior Recorded: Jan 12 2018 41 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate
    In spite of all the spectacular news stories about advanced persistent threats and targeted hacks from nation-states, the most common security challenge facing enterprises today continues to be social engineering. Successful hackers understand that the user is the weakest link in the security chain. Email phishing campaigns have proven to be the path of least resistance for getting unsuspecting individuals to download and install their malicious software. Getting users to identify phishing attacks and training them not to click on links in email messages is not a trivial task.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn the strategies and techniques that social engineers are finding success with. You’ll also learn how to
    implement an effective security awareness program that focuses on preventing socially engineered attacks and how to validate the results of your training with simulate phishing campaigns.
  • Phishing and Social Engineering in 2018: Is the Worst Yet to Come? Recorded: Dec 5 2017 36 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
    Ransomware has tipped the 1 billion mark and damages are expected to be around 5 billion before the year is out. Use of ransomware has evolved throughout the year with a 600% rise in URL emails delivering malware in just Q3 2017. CEO fraud (aka BEC) has cost another 5 billion according to the FBI as of May 2017. What's next and how can you protect your organization?

    Join Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, Erich Kron, for this 60-minute webinar “Phishing and Social Engineering in 2018: Is the Worst Yet to Come?”. Stu will discuss some of the latest trends in cybercrime and give you an insider's perspective on what to expect for 2018 and how to prepare for it.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    Understanding the current threat landscape
    What scary new threats will be on the rise for 2018
    Next innovations of ransomware, phishing and social engineering
    What you can do to make your organization a harder target for cybercrime
    How to create your “human firewall”
  • Your Organization Through the Eyes of an Attacker  Recorded: Nov 30 2017 41 mins
    Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4
    Attackers follow a number of paths as they search for entry-points into your organization. In this webinar, we'll show you easy ways to stalk and attack your organization to improve security. This will be a practical session providing a high-level overview of the theory/practices used, and then showing you how to simulate those same tactics using both free and subscription-based aspects of KnowBe4’s platform.

    Join security awareness expert Perry Carpenter, Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer at KnowBe4 and former Gartner Research Analyst for this 30-minute webinar “Your Organization Through the Eyes of an Attacker."

    Perry will cover these topics:
    • Understanding the attacker's workflow
    • Selecting targets and entry points
    • How to create your own 'Red Team' activities using KnowBe4 as part of a penetration testing initiative and/or to promote a culture of security awareness
  • Top 5 Strategies to Prevent Ransomware Recorded: Nov 29 2017 45 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
    It's been a "Ransomware Horror Show”. If you've been in the IT trenches over the past year, you've probably noticed that announcements of new ransomware strains are accelerating and there is no end in sight.
    In this webinar “Top 5 Strategies to Prevent Ransomware” Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate of KnowBe4, will look at scary features of new ransomware strains and give you 5 strategies you can implement now to help you prevent ransomware.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    •The new scary Ransomware trends out in the wild
    •How to eliminate or reduce damage from ransomware
    •How to fortify your last line of defense—your end users
  • Ransomware: The Billion-dollar Innovation Industry  Recorded: Nov 28 2017 48 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
    Since ransomware exploded on the scene, the bad guys are constantly coming out with new versions of ransomware strains to evade detection. Having earned a billion dollars in 2016, they have the resources to keep innovating and now ransomware is being leveraged in ways it has never been before.
     
    Join us for this 45-minute webinar as we discuss the latest innovations in ransomware and how you can reduce damage from ransomware and fortify your last line of defense—your end users.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    • How Ransomware started
    • What led to its explosion in growth
    • Where Ransomware is heading
    • Techniques for dealing with Ransomware
    • How to create a "Human Firewall"
  • How To Phish Like The Bad Guys Recorded: Oct 24 2017 50 mins
    Erich Kron, CISSP Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4, Inc.
    In spite of all the spectacular news stories about advanced persistent threats and targeted hacks from nation-states, the most common security challenge facing enterprises today continues to be social engineering. Successful hackers understand that the user is the weakest link in the security chain. Email phishing campaigns have proven to be the path of least resistance to get unsuspecting individuals to download and install their malicious software. Getting users to identify phishing attacks and training them not to click on links in email messages is not a trivial task.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn the strategies and techniques that social engineers are finding success with. You’ll also learn how to implement these techniques, to create real-world simulated phishing emails to test your employees and see how phish-prone they really are.

    Key topics covered in this webinar:
    - Latest phishing attacks strategies and techniques
    - Some of the top-clicked phishing emails from Q3-2017
    - How to use these tactics when creating simulated phishing emails to test your user
  • Making the Executive Decision for Security Awareness Training Recorded: Sep 21 2017 46 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
    Cyber Security is on everybody’s minds these days. You can’t log in to your favorite web-based news site, it seems, without seeing a warning about ransomware, spear phishing, social engineering attacks or CEO fraud. Attackers have all the time in the world to create very targeted attacks, yet employees have seconds to decide if they will open an email, click on an attachment or even worse, install an “upgrade” supposedly sent by their IT department or software vendor.

    Today’s 20/20 panel discussion webcast will focus what you can do to train not only your users, but also your management team about these threats and how they can defend against them.
  • Surviving Social Engineering and Ransomware Attacks Recorded: Sep 1 2017 55 mins
    Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
    Throwing money at a problem doesn’t make it go away. Social engineering methods and the ‘evil genius” cyber criminals behind the attacks are furiously innovating, keeping IT off-guard.

    Attackers are moving their focus from attacking the hardened network perimeter to attacking your users. This has made Ransomware and CEO Fraud incidents skyrocket, costing billions of dollars in losses.

    How do you keep up and what are the most effective methods for securing your organization to combat cybercrime? This webinar will cover the ransomware and CEO Fraud epidemics and proven methods of protecting your organization against these phishing-based attacks, like creating a “human firewall”.
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