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KnowBe4 launches no-cost cybersecurity resource kit

KnowBe4, provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced a new resource kit in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October.  

NCSAM is celebrated every October to unite government and industry and ensure everyone has the resources to stay safer and more secure online. 2023 marks 20 years of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. 

Rather than weekly themes, this year's campaign will focus on the following four key behaviours to be simple and actionable for individuals and businesses: enabling multi-factor authentication, using strong passwords and a password manager, updating software, and recognising and reporting phishing. 

IT and security professionals can download the no-cost KnowBe4 National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kit to help keep security top of mind for their employees. 

Some of the resources in the kit include a user guide, weekly planner, awareness posters, cybersecurity tips newsletter, 'cyber-monster' character cards and posters, along with an on-demand webinar and white paper. 

The kit also includes a featured video module for users: "Security Culture and You," plus eight additional video and interactive training modules available in multiple languages.

KnowBe4 is an official champion for NCSAM with the National Cyber Security Alliance. 

Stu Sjouwerman, the CEO of KnowBe4, emphasises the importance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the role that everyone plays in raising cybersecurity awareness. 

Stu Sjouwerman says that this year's NCSAM theme revolves around promoting key behaviours that lay the groundwork for a strong cybersecurity posture, which aligns with KnowBe4's mission of empowering employees to make informed security decisions.

"NCSAM serves as a great reminder that everyone has a part to play in cybersecurity awareness," says Sjouwerman. 

"This year's theme is focused around key behaviours that aim to create a solid foundation for cybersecurity, which aligns with KnowBe4's mission to enable employees to make smarter security decisions." 

"By offering this resource kit at no cost, we are helping IT and security professionals to shore up their cyber defences to ultimately strengthen their security culture," says Sjouwerman.  

Throughout October, KnowBe4 will also provide a no-cost training video, "2023 Common Threats", featuring the late Kevin Mitnick.  

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 60,000 organisations around the globe. 

Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organisations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. 

Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognised cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. 

Thousands of organisations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilise their end users as their last line of defence. 

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