Happy Holidays. PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine.

Holiday Season 2020 Cybersecurity Resource Center

New! Get a FREE Kit from KnowBe4

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2020

‘Tis the season to be jolly — if you’re keeping cyber safe. Don’t let a grinch steal your organization’s data and money, or your employee’s personally identifiable information (PII).

“The bad guys can take advantage of holiday distractions and use social engineering tactics to trick your users into becoming the next victim,” says Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO at KnowBe4.

Phishing emails about shipping notifications and e-cards have already flooded inboxes and can be easily missed,” adds Sjouwerman. “Users are even more likely to click on these types of emails, especially from home.”

That’s why this holiday season KnowBe4 has a brand new free resource kit available for you and your end users! They also have some other fun holiday festivities.

Get Your Free Holiday Cybersecurity Resource Kit

It’s the busiest time of year for everyone, especially cybercriminals. They know surges in online shopping and time constraints can make it easier to catch users off their guard with relevant schemes. KnowBe4 has put together a free holiday resource kit which includes a training video, new infographics, awareness posters, and another video on common holiday scams. So get your free resource kit now!

What’s Inside The Kit:

  • Free training video for your users on “Stay Safe for the Holidays.”
  • Resources to share with your users including infographics, awareness posters and a video with helpful tips.
  • Access to resources for you to help with security planning for the upcoming year.
  • Printable and digital assets that you can use to promote cybersecurity awareness in your organization throughout the holiday season.

Get the Free Holiday Cybersecurity Resource Kit now!

Free Training Video – Stay Cyber Safe During the Holidays

This quick 3-minute video will show your users current holiday-related scams to keep in mind during the busiest time of year.

By the end of this course, you will learn:

  • The top 5 security tips to keep in mind this holiday season
  • Specific examples of how the bad guys do it
  • Actionable tips for how to protect yourself and your organization

Go here for the free video.

Holiday Scams To Skip – Watch The Video

Gift card fraud, charity scams, credit card suspicious activity? All of these can lead to a very un-happy holiday season. Stay safe, and look out for the tactics the bad guys are using to take advantage of unwary shoppers. Javvad Malik and Erich Kron share seven tips to avoid holiday scams and social engineering tricks during the holidays:

Will You Get Spoofed During The Holidays?

Are you aware that one of the first things hackers try is to see if they can spoof the email address of someone in your own domain? Now they can launch a “CEO fraud” spear phishing attack on your organization, and that type of attack is very hard to defend against, unless your users are highly “security awareness” trained.

KnowBe4 can help you find out if this is the case with our free Domain Spoof Test. Plus, if you’re in the U.S. or Canada, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card (just in time for the holidays). Enter to win now!

Free IT Security Tools from KnowBe4

Here’s some more great stocking stuffers the editors at Cybercrime Magazine tested out. These are must-haves for cybersecurity professionals and security awareness training managers.

Test your users and your network with KnowBe4’s free IT Security tools which help you to identify the problems of social engineering, spear phishing and ransomware attacks.

What’s in the free toolkit

  • Phishing Tools
  • Security Awareness Training Tools
  • Password Tools
  • Email Security Tools
  • Malware Tools
  • Compliance Tools

We hope you enjoy the early holiday gifts from the cybersecurity experts at KnowBe4!

Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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