KnowBe4 now offers FREE cyber security training for PC Matic users…
In the physical world, we rely on the police and other security agencies to keep us protected from criminals. We feel safe, knowing these agencies exist to protect us. However, we don’t rely on them for 100% of our safety, since we know there are things we can do on our own to decrease the chances of getting attacked. You lock your doors at night, hide valuable items from plain view when leaving your car in a parking lot, don’t reveal personal information to strangers; the list goes on. Commonly, we refer to this as having street smarts.
Unfortunately, when it comes to cyber safety, most people completely rely on protection from others; their antivirus software, government cyber security agencies and built-in security features in email, just to name a few. While these forms of security can stop a lot of cyber attacks, especially if you’re being protected by PC Matic’s whitelist technology, knowing how the criminal underworld operates and how criminals steal information is key to protecting yourself in the cyber world. For example, a simple Microsoft Word document sent through email, can contain malicious code that can steal a username and password, all without the user even knowing that it happened.
While cyber criminals continue to engineer new ways to exploit information, there are several preemptive steps that users can take to lessen their probability of falling prey to these schemes. That’s why PC Matic has partnered with KnowBe4, to provide every new PC Matic subscriber access to free, topnotch cyber security training. Think of this as having internet street smarts.
KnowBe4 cyber security training gives you all of the information you need as an internet user, to understand what kind of information criminals are after, how they gain access to it and how you can recognize attacks before falling victim to them. Just as we would use our street smarts to recognize that we shouldn’t give a ride to a stranger, eat random food we find laying on the ground or fall into any other seemingly obvious safety risks in the physical world, the knowledge our customers will gain from their KnowBe4 security training will allow them to recognize comparable risks in the cyber world, such as opening email attachments from unknown senders, giving personal information to thieves disguised as credible institutions, and more.
*Information regarding access to KnowBe4 training will be included in the invoice email sent upon completion of a PC Matic license purchase. If you are already a PC Matic user and want to utilize this service, you can obtain the access information by contacting us at pcmatic.com/help.