KnowBe4 Introduces Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training?
KnowBe4 Introduces Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training™
CLEARWATER, Fla., (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
Internet Security Awareness Coaching (ISAT) firm KnowBe4, LLC, and security expert Kevin Mitnick are pleased to announce the release of Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training™. Once the world’s most wanted hacker, Mitnick now applies his expertise to assist organizations defend against network security breaches. He recently joined KnowBe4 as Chief Hacking Officer and collaborated with the firm to develop an enhanced Security Awareness Training product.
“Companies have come to rely on KnowBe4 for industry-major Net security awareness coaching. Now that Kevin has joined our team, we are in a position to give personal insights from the man who was able to breach some of the world’s most complicated and highly protected computer systems,” explained Stu Sjouwerman (pronounced “shower-man”), KnowBe4 founder and CEO. “Kevin has far more than 33 years of 1st-hand hacking encounter, and this marks the very first time that his knowledge has been created obtainable to organizations in a Net-based format.”
As phishing and social engineering techniques turn into increasingly sophisticated and challenging to detect, Sjouwerman and Mitnick emphasize the value of educating workers to recognize these network security threats. “Cybercriminals are constantly devising cunning new approaches to trick users into clicking their links or downloading attachments, and their malware continues to evolve,” warned Sjouwerman. “For instance, most individuals are aware that they should avoid clicking on executable files. Even so, as Kevin demonstrates in a 2-minute video that is portion of our security awareness instruction, seemingly innocuous documents such as Microsoft Word® files can be infected with malware. That is why it is vital for staff to be capable to identify and avoid social engineering red flags.”
“The threat posed by malware really should not be underestimated, especially contemplating that workers have consistently proven to be the weak link in companies’ Internet security efforts,” noted Mitnick. “In most circumstances, their involvement is unintentional – they unknowingly enable access to corporate networks basically because they don’t know what to watch out for. That’s why our World wide web security awareness training is designed to make sure they recognize the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear-phishing, malware and social engineering, and are able to apply this knowledge on the job. This permits organizations to develop a ‘human firewall’ that actively functions to avoid network security breaches.”
KnowBe4’s Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Coaching is interactive, web-based, and consists of case studies, reside demonstration videos and brief tests. The initial coaching session can be completed in 30 to 40 minutes. Afterward, regularly-scheduled phishing security tests aid preserve staff on their toes. Those customers who fall for the simulated phishing attacks can obtain instant remedial training. An admin console provides just before-and-immediately after reports with instant graphs detailing the effectiveness of the training.
To aid organizations determine their phishing “attack footprint,” KnowBe4 delivers a totally free email exposure verify(EEC), which will reveal all corporate email addresses that are publicly obtainable to cybercriminals. Firms could also request a totally free phishing security test to decide the percentage of personnel who are Phish-prone™, or susceptible to phishing attacks.
To understand more about KnowBe4’s Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Education and to access further cybercrime prevention resources, go to http://www.knowbe4.com.
About Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is an internationally recognized personal computer security specialist with extensive encounter in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. He gained notoriety as a very skilled hacker who penetrated some of the most resilient personal computer systems ever created. Right now, Mitnick is renowned as an information security consultant and speaker, and has authored three books, including The New York Instances best seller Ghost in the Wires. His latest endeavor is a collaboration with KnowBe4, LLC.
About Stu Sjouwerman and KnowBe4
Stu Sjouwerman is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4, LLC, which supplies internet-based Web Security Awareness Coaching (ISAT) to small and medium-sized enterprises. A data security expert with more than 30 years in the IT market, Sjouwerman was the co founder of Inc. 500 firm Sunbelt Software, an award-winning anti-malware computer software company that he and his partner sold to GFI Computer software in 2010. Realizing that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, Sjouwerman decided to help entrepreneurs tackle cybercrime techniques through advanced Internet security awareness coaching. He and his colleagues work with companies in numerous various industries, which includes extremely regulated field such as healthcare, finance and insurance. Sjouwerman is the author of 4 books his latest is Cyberheist: The Most significant Monetary Threat Facing American Companies Given that the Meltdown of 2008.
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