KnowBe4 Opens Nominations for First Annual Sharky Awards

Sharky Awards to recognize excellence in security awareness training

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has opened nominations for its first annual Sharky Awards, which will recognize organizations and individuals for excellence in security awareness training.

The Sharkies will honor organizations and cybersecurity professionals who have gone above and beyond in the area of security awareness training. Nominees will be categorized into one of two sections, partners or customers. The award categories include:Sharky Trophy

  • Best Landing Page
  • Best Security Awareness Plan
  • Best User Story
  • Best Phishing Template
  • Best Phishing Campaign
  • Top Product Advocate
  • Most Valuable Partner

“We wanted a way to recognize organizations and individuals who are doing really cool things for their security awareness training programs,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “The Sharkies present the perfect opportunity to spotlight the effort that goes into securing an organization. The theme of the Sharky Awards goes along with our simulated phishing offerings. I look forward to congratulating the winners in Orlando.”

Only those registered to attend KB4-Con are eligible to receive a Sharky. The Sharkies will be awarded the evening of May 9 at KnowBe4’s KB4-Con user conference in Orlando. Nominations will close May 2.

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About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 24,000 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.

Number 96 on the list Inc. 500 of 2018, number 34 on 2018’s Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and 2nd place in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500, KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with offices in Brazil, England, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore.

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