Founder(s): Stu Sjouwerman
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 39,000 organisations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organisations 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 recognised 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 organisations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilise their end users as their last line of defence.
Stu Sjouwerman is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4. He is a data security expert with more than 30 years in the IT industry, Sjouwerman was the co-founder of Inc. 500 company Sunbelt Software, a multiple award-winning anti-malware software company that was acquired 2010.
Realising that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, Sjouwerman decided to help organisations manage the problem of cybercrime social engineering tactics through new school security awareness training and founded KnowBe4. Sjouwerman is the author of four books, with his latest being “Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.”