Being a small IT department we couldn’t justify the costs for the KnowB4 services, but in this day of highly sophisticated malware, ransomware and phishing no company should go without at least some level of testing and training. I did months of research initially, when ransomware started to show up in the media, and came across more and more frightening details about what is out there now.
As any email user in the past two decades might know, we have come from Nigerian princes asking for our bank accounts to the highly crafted emails decrying access violations, missed messages and other emergencies that require people to follow links or open attachments which lead to disaster.
The average user might think they wouldn’t get fooled, but all it takes is a single moment of inattention or carelessness. If they don’t know what to watch for, then they might as well be blind to the problem.
For those that cannot afford, like me, the KnowBe4 services. Whether they get them in the future or not, with a bit of research and some powershell, or VB script, it is not too difficult to put something together until a better alternative can be used.
Knowledge is a person’s greatest weapon in these high tech days of ours, where technology can change from day to day.