KnowBe4 Increases Washington, D.C. Presence by Partnering with Wise Capital Strategy

Strategic lobbying firm to help emphasize the vital role security awareness training plays in national security

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has partnered with top Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Wise Capital Strategy to increase its presence in the Nation’s capital. The goal of this new partnership is to help emphasize the vital role that security awareness training plays in national security.

Matthew Wise created Wise Capital Strategies following 15 years working with and within government entities, including tenures with both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate branches of The United States Congress. During his career, Mr. Wise has worked on a wide array of issues most notably technology and telecommunications, trade, finance, tax, transportation and infrastructure, and energy policy.  Mr. Wise has experience in both political and issue campaigns with extensive knowledge of how to build and guide teams to successful outcomes.WDC01

"In addition to our current efforts with Crossroads Strategies, we're now also working with Wise Capital Strategy to bolster our advocacy efforts,” said Rosa Smothers, senior VP of cyber operations, KnowBe4. “We're very serious about national security and want to help organizations better train their users to become a human firewall. These partnerships play a pivotal role in turning this goal into a reality." 

The recent H.Res.355 legislation is a step in the right direction and evidence that Congress is starting to recognize the need for security awareness training, as it requires Congress to carry out annual information security training. KnowBe4 stands ready to educate Congress and government officials on a better and more efficient model of training and testing. This is the type of work that KnowBe4 will engage in through its efforts with Crossroads Strategies and Wise Capital Strategy.

For more information on KnowBe4, visit For more information on Wise Capital Strategy, visit For more information on Crossroads Strategies, visit

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 26,000 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 Brazil, South Africa and Singapore.


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