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KnowBe4 is providing a no-cost ‘Social Media: Staying Secure in a Connected World’ course. It is part of a global effort to increase online safety during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Hallelujah. I love KnowBe4’s mantra – Human error conquered. We are the weak link in successful cybercrime and hack attacks.

The KnowBe4 course is free. It is topical and should be compulsory for any child, teenager or adult that indulges in social media.

You will learn

  • How to identify social engineering attack vectors
  • Example scenarios showing how the bad guys do it
  • Actionable tips for how to protect yourself and your organisations.

The course is available in 34 different languages.

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4, said,

“Social media may seem like a simple way to share information and connect with others. People must realise that it is the bad guys gather information to launch a social engineering attack.”

“All it takes is one wrong click to allow them access to your accounts or even your devices. Users should be aware of their security and privacy settings within social media platforms to ensure that they’re not sharing personal, sensitive information with the world.”

GadgetGuy’s take – Social media is a drug – one where you overshare personal information rather than dirty needles.

More people are working from home, and social media is the distraction from 9-5 tedium.

Families depend on social media. Especially where border lockdowns (as irrational as they are in Queensland) stop us from catching up with friends or relatives.

Social media is a prime attack vector for cybercriminals. The information that you overshare (details here) is fodder to launch social engineering scams such as phishing.

Imagine receiving an email from dear Aunt Ruthie (named in your social media activities). She says the attached cat video hilarious. Or from your local gym (where you post workout pics) asking you to verify your account details.

According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 70% of data breaches and 90% of incidents originate from phishing attacks.

To stay safe online now requires 100% skepticism.

To download the “Social Media: Staying Secure in a Connected World” course, click here.

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