KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman to Speak at Florida Cyber Conference 2018

Sjouwerman’s talk to focus on the levers of human deception: the science and methodology of social engineering

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its CEO Stu Sjouwerman will be speaking at the Florida Cyber Conference 2018, taking place October 10-11 at the Tampa Convention Center. Sjouwerman’s talk will cover the levers of human deception: the science and methodology of social engineering.


The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) is a state organization that works to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education and workforce development; innovative, interdisciplinary research; and community engagement. Hosted by the University of South Florida-Tampa, Cyber Florida works with all twelve State University System of Florida (SUS) institutions as well as government, defense and industry to create connections, build partnerships, capitalize on opportunities and encourage collaboration. Florida Cyber Conference 2018 is the new name for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity’s annual conference.

“I’m honored to be asked to speak at the Florida Cyber Conference amongst many notable cybersecurity professionals,” said Sjouwerman. “Social engineering is an ongoing problem and you can’t manage it if you don’t address the human element. Cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated all the time, so you must train your people to make smarter security decisions, as they are literally your last line of defense.”

Stu Sjouwerman is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4 Inc, which hosts the world’s most popular integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. A serial entrepreneur and 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. He is the author of four books, with his latest being Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.

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About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 20,000 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, #70 on 2017 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.

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