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.
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.
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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.
Ever since the National Institute of Standards and Technology (https://www.nist.gov) submitted Special Publication 800-63 (https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/), Digital Identity Guidelines, for review a few years ago, the computer security world has been debating or intentionally ignoring its newest recommended password policies which run starkly contrarian to decades of previous advice. The new advice is so contrary to decades of previous advice, from the same organization, that virtually no one believes it. Certainly, almost no one is using it.
WATCH THIS: How RATs infect computers with malicious software
Kevin Mitnick, founder, Mitnick Security Consulting, discusses how remote access Trojans grab data from computers.
CNET's Dan Patterson interviewed Kevin Mitnick, founder of Mitnick Security Consulting, and Chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4, who demonstrates the dangers of RATs (remote access trojans) and how easily it grabs data from computers.
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Phishing is all about the bad guy and fooling the victim, says Kevin Mitnick, founder, Mitnick Security Consulting. Mitnick knows about bad guys—he used to be one.
CNET's Dan Patterson interviewed Kevin Mitnick, a former most wanted computer criminal, and now the founder of Mitnick Security Consulting and chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4. He discussed phishing, spam, and the similarities, differences and dangers of both.