We Need to Talk About NIST’s Dropped Password Management Recommendations
Passwords and their protection are among the most fundamental, essential aspects of enterprise data security. They also make up the bane of most users’ relationships with their enterprise devices, resources and assets. It seems no matter how stringent or lax your password policy is, the directive will be met with dissension from a significant portion of your staff. It’s frustrating for everyone — the IT department, C-suite and employees.
KnowBe4 Positioned as Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Second Consecutive Year
KnowBe4 recognized for security awareness computer-based training; positioned furthest in vision
(Ed. note: Kevin Mitnick is the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 and their flagship product is Kevin Mitnick's Security Awareness Training)
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row.
Famous Hacker Kevin Mitnick Kicks-Off Infosecurity North America 2018
Cyber security pros and the world's most famous hacker Kevin Mitnick kicked-off the Infosecurity North America Expo and Conference Opening Day Wednesday at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center. Spearheaded by the Infosecurity Group, the global knowledge hub for the information security community, Infosecurity North America is one of the foremost events on the cybersecurity industry calendar.
Mitnick Talks Social Engineering and Attack Tactics
Breaches get worse and attacks keep happening, as threat actors have all of the capability thanks to user’s habits.
Speaking at Infosecurity North America in New York City, author, speaker and chief hacking officer of KnowBe4 Kevin Mitnick said that threat actors are able to collect information on their victims all too easily, and when evaluating a company it is also straight-forward to determine suppliers, customers, partners, vendors and employees to enable a social engineering exercise.
SEE LIVE: Cyber Incursion – Protecting Your Assets
Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known as the hacker who made it onto the FBI’s Most Wanted List for breaking into the computer systems of multiple government agencies and over 40 major corporations. Mitnick was a fugitive for four years, and after getting caught was put on trial and sentenced to five years in a federal prison, including a year in solitary confinement.
NEW CARTOON: How Kevin Mitnick Stole the Source Code for the Best Cell Phone of 1992
While on the run from the feds, Kevin Mitnick stole the source code of the Motorola MicroTAC Ultralite, the most advanced cellphone at the time, with a few phone calls.
n 1992, Kevin Mitnick was on the run from the cops, one of the most wanted men in the United States, and certainly the most wanted hacker. He was living in Denver under a pseudonym, and was very worried about government surveillance.
The skills needed for cybersecurity jobs aren’t easy to learn in the classroom.
Between September 2017 and August 2018, employers in the United States posted 313,735 job openings for cybersecurity professionals. Filling those jobs would mean increasing the country’s current cybersecurity work force of 715,000 people by more than 40 percent, according to data presented at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference this month. With the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide projected to multiply into the millions in the next three years, it’s no surprise that governments, companies and schools are racing to pour more resources into cybersecurity training and education programs.