• David Africano

Volar Security partners with KnowBe4!

Volar Security recently became a reseller and MSP provider of KnowBe4 products.

KnowBe4 is a security awareness training platform that can easily streamline your security awareness program with a set of helpful tools and automation to meet your compliance needs.

Phishing is one of the most popular vectors of attack against the business. Bad actors use phishing to attempt attacks such as:

  • Social Engineering

  • Spear Phishing

  • CEO Fraud

  • HR/Finance Fraud

  • Ransomware

  • Credential Harvesting

  • Business Email Compromise (BEC)

These attacks are easy to direct at businesses, and many are successful.

The best way to prevent these phishing attacks is to raise your team's awareness to understand better and help prevent these attacks from succeeding, therefore, building a 'human firewall.'

The KnowBe4 platform provides:

  1. Content - Content is king! As humans, we all prefer different types and styles of content. Don’t approach content in your program as one size fits all. Match different content types to different roles in your organization.

  2. Executive Support & Planning - Materials that will help you continue to prove the program's value to your executive team and show auditors/regulators that you are doing the right thing.

  3. Campaign Support Materials - A successful program shouldn’t be ‘one and done’; treat it as a marketing endeavor. Once-a-year, ‘check the box’ training will not work toward changing user behavior. Continuously presenting the information in different ways, when it coincides with their life context, will influence their decisions and make it EASIER for users to make smarter choices.

  4. Testing - People need to be put in a situation where they will have to make a decision that will determine if the organization gets breached or not. Phishing simulations prompt users to either click a link, report the phish, or do nothing. You want to allow them to report phishing attempts and help the organization increase resilience. If they do fall for the phish, you want the ability to do training then and there to create a learning moment. Doing nothing isn't ideal as it leaves the potential threat out there, and there's an opportunity for others in the organization to click.

  5. Metrics & Reporting - You need to be able to show you are closing security gaps. Reporting is also useful for optimizing campaigns based on past results. You want to be able to see what is working well and what can be improved upon.

  6. Surveys/Assessments - These tools can help you understand your organization's attitudes and how well your program is resonating with your people so you can adapt. Think of it as a pulse check of subtle nuances that are different than metrics/reporting, such as opinions, the frame of mind, etc.

Using these tools in a continuous and thought out security awareness program, your team's phishing susceptibility is improved through testing, training, and continuous flows of information to make them more aware.

Lastly, if you are looking at the new CMMC framework to expand your business or be compliant with existing contracts, a security awareness training program is a requirement to achieve Levels 3 and up.

Volar Security can help you analyze your needs and help you purchase the right license type to meet your objectives. We can also run your security awareness training program taking away the burden from your employees and letting them focus on more critical business tasks.

If you are interested, please book a consultation with our team, and lets' raise your security awareness.

Remain Vigilant!

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