Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

DRTV

Regular User Awareness Training Still the Best Security Tactic

50%
50%

Email continues to be the largest area of exposure for most organizations, and phishing emails lead the charge, according to Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4. And while AI and machine learning can make a difference, these same tools are used by the bad guys, Sjouwerman adds. Regular, monthly trainings help reduce phishing click rates.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/7/2019 | 2:31:53 PM
Email rule
Easy: IF YOU DON'T NEED IT, DON'T READ IT, DELETE IT.    This would save about half the world. 
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
3/8/2019 | 3:15:26 PM
Re: Email rule
Agreed, the worst thing I see is when a user isn't sure who a phish is supposed to go to so they forward it around the company. 
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/12/2019 | 12:21:25 PM
Re: Email rule
Jackson county, Georgia - $400,000 ransomeware payment - gee betcha under education would have helped here.  Also having a competant IT department with a real backup and disaster recovery plan too.  
lakers85
50%
50%
lakers85,
User Rank: Strategist
5/3/2019 | 8:03:49 AM
Email Security Appliance
I would hope that most, if not all, SMB and large organizations would utilitze some form of an email secuirty appliance or software to help limit the number of phishing email entering the organization. Lets face it, how much training do end users actually receive on a yearly basis...let alone on a monthly basis.

At the end of the day, the human factor is the catch all and recognizing that you should 'not' click on that link is the ultimate security measure to prevent a breach. 
Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/15/2019
How Attackers Infiltrate the Supply Chain & What to Do About It
Shay Nahari, Head of Red-Team Services at CyberArk,  7/16/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Building and Managing an IT Security Operations Program
As cyber threats grow, many organizations are building security operations centers (SOCs) to improve their defenses. In this Tech Digest you will learn tips on how to get the most out of a SOC in your organization - and what to do if you can't afford to build one.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-12820
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
A vulnerability was found in the app 2.0 of the Shenzhen Jisiwei i3 robot vacuum cleaner. Actions performed on the app such as changing a password, and personal information it communicates with the server, use unencrypted HTTP. As an example, while logging in through the app to a Jisiwei account, th...
CVE-2019-12821
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
A vulnerability was found in the app 2.0 of the Shenzhen Jisiwei i3 robot vacuum cleaner, while adding a device to the account using a QR-code. The QR-code follows an easily predictable pattern that depends only on the specific device ID of the robot vacuum cleaner. By generating a QR-code containin...
CVE-2019-12453
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
In MicroStrategy Web before 10.1 patch 10, stored XSS is possible in the FLTB parameter due to missing input validation.
CVE-2019-12945
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2018-17792
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-19
MDaemon Webmail (formerly WorldClient) has CSRF.