KnowBe4 signs agreement with Information Services International Dentsu to expand opportunities to offer new-school security awareness training
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has it has signed a reseller agreement with a Japanese major IT solution provider, Information Services International Dentsu, Ltd. (hereinafter, “ISID”) to provide KnowBe4's Enterprise Awareness Training Program in Japan. The reseller agreement covers sales, marketing and support for KnowBe4's security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.
ISID sees large opportunities in Japan for KnowBe4’s new-school security awareness training from the recent explosion of phishing and social engineering attacks occurring in Japan. ISID noted that the number of phishing mails is at a record-high and reported security scams exceeded 50,000 in 2019. The "Top 10 Threats to Information Security 2020" released by Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Processing (NICT) in January 2020 stated that the following three threats originated from phishing emails.
Ranking No. 1: "Theft of confidential information through targeted attacks”
Ranking No. 3: "Financial damage due to business mail fraud”
Ranking No. 5: "Damage caused by ransomware”
“As we continue to expand our global footprint into new areas such as Japan, it’s critical to find new reseller partners like ISID to help security professionals all over the world manage the ongoing problem of social engineering,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “We look forward to working with ISID to bring KnowBe4’s security awareness training and simulated phishing platform to Japanese organizations as an important component of their overall security program.”
To reduce the risks of cyber attacks targeting "individuals," training each employee to make better security decisions is more and more important in Japan.
Over the years, ISID has provided a wide range of solutions to support business innovation in the financial and manufacturing industries, based on the strength of their specialized business know-how and system building capabilities. With KnowBe4, ISID can help their customers reduce their risk and improve their IT security defenses.
ISID was established in 1975 as a joint venture between Dentsu Inc. (currently Dentsu Group Inc.) and General Electric Company (GE). ISID Group has offices in six cities in Japan and 11 cities in seven countries to widely support customers' global businesses. ISID’s DNA is a combination of that of Dentsu and that of GE, with the addition of a spirit of taking on challenges in new business areas. We provide our clients with valuable solutions that leverage our strengths, nurtured by ideas, creativity, and advanced IT capabilities. ISID provides one-stop solutions, from consulting services to the planning, design, development, operation and maintenance of systems for customers, working as their business partner. ISID operates in four business segments: Financial Solutions, Manufacturing Solutions, Business Solutions and Communication IT with more than 2,500 major customers.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 32,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations 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 recognized 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 organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.