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New KnowBe4 Phishing Report Reveals Human Resources (HR) and Information Technology (IT) Related Emails are the Top Choices for Phishing Scams

KnowBe4’s Q1 2024 global phishing report finds that HR and IT related email subjects account for more than 42% and 30% of top phishing email subjects respectively

KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced the results of its Q1 2024 top-clicked phishing test report. The results include the most common email subjects clicked on in phishing tests, reflecting the persistent use of HR or IT-related business email…

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KnowBe4 releases 2024 Security Culture Report highlighting African organisations’ cyber readiness

The report reveals that organisations evaluated across 20 African countries exhibit an average security culture score of 72, consistent with the previous year

KnowBe4 (www.knowbe4.com), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has just released its highly anticipated 2024 Security Culture Report (https://apo-opa.co/3Wr5p7a) for Africa, providing a detailed analysis of the intricate relationship between security practices and employee behaviours within organisations. Drawing insights from surveys conducted across…

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What are Multifactor authentication (MFA) fatigue attacks and how can they be prevented?

The best way to prevent MFA fatigue attacks in organisations is not to use push notifications

Multifactor authentication is a security measure that requires users to provide a second form of verification before they can log into a corporate network. It has long been considered essential for keeping fraudsters out. However, cybercriminals have been discovering increasingly clever ways to bypass it. During an attack (https://apo-opa.co/4aT1XGc) on Uber’s…

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KnowBe4 Incorporates Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agents To Power Efficacy and Speed

KnowBe4 announces AIDA, new AI capabilities to help organizations strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk

KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is proud to announce that its AI-native platform, Artificial Intelligence Defense Agents, AIDA, enables long term culture change and human risk reduction. With the increasing threat of cybercriminals leveraging AI, KnowBe4 is committed to utilizing…

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Deepfakes a worrying trend in the run-up to elections

Deepfakes, which are highly realistic fabricated videos or images, can deceive voters, manipulate public opinion, and tarnish the reputation of political parties and politicians

More than four billion people (https://apo-opa.co/4aerFVs) worldwide will take part in elections this year, including in the US, UK, India, and South Africa. However, the increasing prevalence of disinformation, fuelled by the growing use of deepfakes and generative AI, means that politicians and voters alike will need to be on high alert.…

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Excessive trust in generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes users vulnerable, survey finds

A significant number of people are comfortable sharing their personal information with generative AI tools like ChatGPT, a recent survey conducted by KnowBe4 AFRICA found

The survey, which spanned 1,300 respondents in ten African and Middle Eastern countries, revealed that 63% of users are open to sharing their personal information, while an impressive 83% expressed confidence in the accuracy and reliability of these AI tools. “While the results clearly show that generative AI tools are…

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7 scams to watch out for in 2024

As technology gets more advanced, fraudsters are also getting better at deceiving and stealing from us

Watch out! In 2024, scammers have some new tricks up their sleeve, such as deepfake impersonation. That is why fostering a zero-trust mindset can help to keep yourself safe from these scams. Deepfake impersonation scams Imagine receiving a voice note from your CEO instructing you to transfer money to a…

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2024 Cybersecurity Predictions for Europe, Middle East, and Africa by KnowBe4 Cybersecurity Experts

Predicted trends for 2024 include legislation on AI, ransomware attacks to aim for supply chain services, disinformation campaigns to lead to extortion schemes and more

KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced its 2024 cybersecurity predictions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from its team of local industry experts. Cyber threats are more sophisticated and complex than ever and evolving quickly with new technology…

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The Artificial Intelligence (AI) hit list: Six menacing threats you need to know

Just like any other technology, artificial intelligence has its own set of risks that users and organisations should know

By the end of this year already, the market for artificial intelligence (AI) in South Africa is projected to reach (https://apo-opa.co/481NZ3n) a size of $2.4 billion, showing an annual growth rate of 21% between now and 2030. Locally, the technology has the potential to mitigate security risks, enhance decision-making, address legacy…

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Cybercriminal for hire: The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service

Ransomware-as-a-Service is surging worldwide, turning extortion into a commodity

Ransomware attacks are a global concern, with a shocking 40% increase in both frequency and severity over the last year. “South Africans are at significant risk due to the increasing use of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS),” warns Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist at KnowBe4 AFRICA (www.KnowBe4.com). Using RaaS also increased…