Sjouwerman to participate in local leadership opportunity to give back to Tampa Bay area and cybersecurity community
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its CEO Stu Sjouwerman has joined the University of South Florida’s Leadership Council for the Cybersecurity for Executives Certificate Program at USF Muma College of Business.
Sjouwerman, currently the founder and CEO of KnowBe4, is a serial entrepreneur and data security expert with more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Sjouwerman is a five-time Inc 500 award winner, three of which are with his current company KnowBe4. He is also the author of four books, with the latest being “Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.”
Through this newly appointed position on the USF Cybersecurity Advisory Council, Sjouwerman will provide input and leadership through classroom visits, forums and conferences, and by actively participating in student coaching opportunities. The Council supports attendees of the USF Cybersecurity for Executives Certificate Program who are immersed in an intensive, collaborative and educational environment, learning to apply principles and techniques that drive cybersecurity transformation.
“USF is putting forth a concerted effort to raise the level of education in cybersecurity throughout the Tampa Bay area, and we’re proud to support that effort,” said Sjouwerman. “This new opportunity represents a prosperous partnership with one of the top universities in Florida and it’s a privilege to serve on their Advisory Council.”
The Cybersecurity for Executives Certificate Program at USF Muma College of Business is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide the skills and insights needed to move cybersecurity initiatives forward within organizations. Quarterly classes are available in both four-day in-person and eight-week online formats. Corporate programs are also available. For more information, visit www.usf.edu/business/certificates/cybersecurity.aspx or call 800.828.8481.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 23,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their employees as their last line of defense.
Number 96 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list, #34 on 2018 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #2 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with European offices in England, the Netherlands, Germany and offices in South Africa and Singapore.