MCG Clients can Upgrade their Defenses Against Phishing Attacks with Automated, Scalable Tools and a Vast Library of Engaging Content
CHADDS FORD, Pa., March 29, 2022 — Mission Cyber Group (MCG), a leading team of cybersecurity experts offering strategic advice and practical assistance in policy and procedure development, regulatory affairs, and asset sourcing, announced today the company’s partnership with KnowBe4, which will provide MCG customers with the best security awareness tools and education on the market to transform their employees into the last line of defense against phishing attacks.
Phishing emails that trick employees into giving a bad actor access to the company’s internal network have been one of the most reliable ways for hackers to gain access to a company’s sensitive information—and one of the hardest to protect against, since the human nature of employees is often exploited as part of these attacks. Employees who are untrained in spotting and reporting phishing emails often are the weak link leading to a ransomware attack.
KnowBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. It’s a leader in the space and has a turnkey partner program that makes it easy for partners like MCG to offer phishing tools and security training programs to its customers.
Through this partnership, MCG’s customers will have access to KnowBe4’s tools that help train employees to spot and prevent phishing attacks. KnowBe4’s library enables a company’s IT team to automate this education and training process, ensuring that the employees are tested regularly and receive security training relevant to them that will result in measured improvements over time. KnowBe4’s Customer Success Team will also help onboard MCG customers to its training program.
While some companies send their employees occasional emails that tell them to be wary of certain suspicious emails, or have ad hoc meetings about security awareness once every couple of years, this approach is inconsistent and the number of successful phishing attacks out there suggest it doesn’t work very well. KnowBe4 utilizes proven tools and methods to build security awareness, and allows management to see their employees’ individual progress along the training.
“Security awareness training is one of the trickiest areas for companies to implement in their security plan, since it’s about people’s behaviors and not simply a matter of installing technical defenses,” said David Fizer, Managing Partner, Mission Cyber Group. “There’s no better organization out there than KnowBe4 to help our customers train their employees to be vigilant against phishing attacks. This partnership will visibly expand our trusted advisor position with our clients, and in a way that is easy for us to implement; the KnowBe4 partner portal is second to none.”
Organizations looking to turn their employees into one of their strongest security assets can reach out to Mission Cyber Group today to discuss getting started.
About Mission Cyber Group
Mission Cyber Group is an experienced team of cybersecurity experts with a deep understanding of today’s frameworks and protocols. With decades of government and industry experience, the company continues to provide cyber leadership with strategic advice and practical assistance in policy and procedure development, regulatory affairs, and asset sourcing from conception to successful project completion. For more information, please visit missioncybergroup.com.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 47,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations 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 recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
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Managing Partner, Mission Cyber Group