“You could spend a fortune purchasing technology and services, and your network infrastructure could still remain vulnerable to old-fashioned manipulation.”
— Kevin Mitnick

KnowBe4 Philosophy (Updated November 2020)

We are happy to go against the grain. We’re not a company that turns out bloatware year after year. We don’t work with only the bottom line in mind. And we feel fine with all that.

We’re a team of free-thinking techies, who look at IT security issues a little differently. Where other IT security companies may value profits, we value, well…security, and a strong human firewall. We are not in the pocket of any of the large players. We answer to no one but IT admins in the trenches.

Our rules are: “Do it right the first time, do it fast, and have fun while you do it”. We work like that, because we think it’s the only way to go. We believe that only with community can you effectively secure your domains. We believe that as IT Admins we need to hang together, because if we don’t we will hang alone.

At KnowBe4, we support and stand behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. All human beings should be treated with decency, kindness and respect.

We’re not just a different kind of security company, we are a security company that together with you, makes a difference.


Stu Sjouwerman
Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO of KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 In 30 Seconds

Forrester Research has named KnowBe4 a Leader in the 2020 Forrester Wave For Security Awareness and Training Solutions. KnowBe4 received the highest scores possible in 17 of the 23 evaluation criteria, including learner content and go-to-market approach.

KnowBe4 is the world’s first and largest New-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform that helps you manage the ongoing problem of social engineering.

The KnowBe4 platform is user-friendly and intuitive. It was built to scale for busy IT pros that have 16 other fires to put out. Our goal was to design the most powerful, yet easy-to-use platform available.

Customers of all sizes can get the KnowBe4 platform deployed into production twice as fast as our competitors. Our Customer Success team gets you going in no time, without the need for consulting hours.

We are proud of the fact that more than 50% of our team are women, where the average in cyber security is just 20% of employees

“The adage is true that the security systems have to win every time, the attacker only has to win once.”
— Dustin Dykes.

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Old-school awareness training does not hack it anymore

Your email filters have an average 7-10% failure rate, you need a strong human firewall as your last line of defense.

KnowBe4 is your platform for new-school security awareness training. We help you keep your users on their toes with security top of mind. With this integrated platform you can train and phish your users, see their Phish-prone percentage™ improve over time and get measurable results.

You get on-demand, interactive, engaging training through the browser combined with unlimited simulated social engineering attacks through email, phone and text.

Your KnowBe4 subscription gives you access to the world’s largest security awareness training library with always-fresh content.

You can choose from dozens of categories with thousands of real-world, known-to-work phishing templates in 34 languages.

With our platform you can use unique features like Advanced Reporting, the powerful Smart Groups, new Virtual Risk Officer, our Automated Security Awareness Program to create your fully mature, customized program, and the powerful Active Directory Integration for easy and fast user management.

KnowBe4 is a great way to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering.

Find out how affordable this is for your organization and be pleasantly surprised.

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Awards Showcase & Industry Recognition


• Network Computing Award for Education and Training Provider of the Year
• Channel Vision Award
• Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials
• Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award for Security Awareness Training Platform of the Year
• Inc. 500 #422
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Workplace #2
• EdTech Awards -- CEO Stu Sjouwerman for Leadership Award and Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training for Security Solution Award
• Computerworld Top Workplace in IT
• Florida Trends Best Companies to Work for in Florida
• G2 Best Software Company and 5 additional awards for leadership, best results, best relationship, best usability and most implementable
• CRN Women of the Channel
• KnowBe4’s “The Inside Man” Series Wins a Silver Telly Award
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Corporate Counsel
• Channel Chiefs 2020
• Cyber Defense Infosec Award
• Innovations Throughout Africa – Women in Tech
• Inc. 2020 Best Workplaces
• Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace #1


• Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training – A Leader, Highest and Furthest Overall Position
  for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
• Inc. 500 #161
• SC Awards 2019 Names KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman a Top Executive Leader of the Last 30 Years
• Network Computing Awards UK Security Training and Consultancy Provider of the Year
• Inc. Magazine Top Workplace
• Excellence in Customer Service Executive of the Year
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Workplace #2
• Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace #1
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Top Corporate Counsel
• Cyber Security Excellence Award Gold Winner for Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company
• CRN Channel Chief
• Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Computer-Based Training Software
• Fortune Best Place to Work #1 in Small and Medium Business Category


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training - A Leader
• Inc. 500 #96
• Fortune Magazine 100 Best Places to Work for Millennials #60
• Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500 #2
• Tampa Bay Business Journal - Fast 50 #2
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Place to Work (Extra Large Category)
• JMP Super 70
• Business Observer Top 500 #141


• 2017 North American Cybersecurity Awareness and Training Platform Customer Value Leadership Award
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training - A Leader
• Inc. 500 #231
• Deloitte Technology Fast 500 #70
• Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500 #6
• Tampa Bay Business Journal – Fast 50 #3
• Tampa Bay Times – Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay
• Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Place to Work – (Nearly big 100+) and Best Overall
• CEO Stu Sjouwerman EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
• #3 Ranked of the 153 Best Company Cultures in America 2017 Entrepreneur magazine (Nearly big 100+)
• Gold Winner, Security Training and Educational Programs from Info Security Products Guide
• Silver Winner, Fastest Growing Security Company of the Year from Info Security Products Guide


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training - A Challenger
• Inc. 500 #139
• Deloitte Technology Fast 500 #50
• Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500 #220
• Tampa Bay Times Best Place to Work – Small companies 50-149 employees
• Black Book Highest Ranked Vendor Security Related Training Programs (given at InfoSec 2016)


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training - A Niche Player


Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training - A Niche Player

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