KnowBe4 Positioned as Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Second Consecutive Year

KnowBe4 recognized for security awareness computer-based training; positioned furthest in vision

(Ed. note: Kevin Mitnick is the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 and their flagship product is Kevin Mitnick's Security Awareness Training)

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row.

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WATCH THIS: Kevin Mitnick and Stu Sjouwerman on Security Vulnerability

Kevin Mitnick and Stu Sjouwerman on National Business Report (NBR) talking about Security Vulnerability

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TRAINING REVIEW: KnowBe4 Wins Channelnomics Security Award for Best Security Training

(Editorial Note: Kevin Mitnick is a paid spokesman for KnowBe4 and helps develop, promote and improve KnowBe4 flagship "Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training".)

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KnowBe4 Appears on the Inc. 500 for the Third Time, Rocketing to Number 96

Exceptional growth of 3,725 percent helps secure no. 96 spot; CEO Stu Sjouwerman makes Inc. 500 list for the fifth time

Inc. magazine today revealed that KnowBe4 is No. 96 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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New Report Finds Global Ransomware Damage Costs Predicted to Exceed $8 Billion in 2018

Report sponsored by KnowBe4 and conducted by Cybersecurity Ventures finds ransomware to attack a business every 14 seconds by the end of 2019

Ransomware is the new normal; it’s here to stay and is growing in sophistication and frequency. Bad guys choose to hack people if they can. Organizations need to protect their infrastructure with a new security layer: a human firewall. -Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

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KnowBe4 Secures Number Two Spot on Cybersecurity 500

KnowBe4 moves up the Cybersecurity 500 list from number six to number two of the world’s hottest security companies in 2018

The Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest security companies was officially released May 15, 2018 announcing KnowBe4’s placement at number two. Global spending on security awareness training for employees is predicted to reach $10 billion by 2027, putting KnowBe4 in the spotlight. 

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Phishing Attack Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

Hacker Kevin Mitnick demonstrates a phishing attack designed to abuse multi-factor authentication and take over targets' accounts.

Businesses and consumers around the world are encouraged to adopt two-factor authentication as a means of strengthening login security. But 2FA isn't ironclad: attackers are finding ways to circumvent the common best practice. In this case, they use social engineering.

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Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA

A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie.

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KnowBe4’s Year-Over- Year Sales Rocket 191% for Q1 2018

Continued surge of phishing and other social engineering threats fuel explosive 20th consecutive quarter increase.

KnowBe4, the world’s largest platform for integrated security awareness training and phishing announced its stellar year over year sales increase of 191% for Q1 2018, with an ever-increasing number of new corporate accounts, bringing customer accounts to well over 17,000.

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Goldman Sachs invests in cybersecurity firm

Cybersecurity company KnowBe4 Inc. secured $30 million in growth capital financing led by new investor Goldman Sachs Growth Equity (GS Growth), with existing investor Elephant also participating.

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