KnowBe4 (NASDAQ: KNBE), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, released its 2021 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report.
The commissioned report is based on findings of a study conducted of a random sampling of 1,000 U.S. employees in both SMB and large enterprises. The study sought to find out how much cybersecurity training employees received and the impact it had on security and privacy best practices. Respondents were asked a variety of questions on general cybersecurity and data privacy knowledge and about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on training. Survey results were also broken down and analyzed by select industry verticals.
Highlights from the 2021 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report include:
“In analyzing these findings, what stands out is that U.S. employees’ knowledge of cybersecurity and data privacy best practices has significant room for improvement,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “These alarming results highlight the critical need to implement new-school security awareness training for every U.S. employee throughout every organization in this nation. Going a step further to build a security-minded culture becomes essential as cyber criminals pose greater threats to business operations.”
To download the report, visit https://www.knowbe4.com/hubfs/2021-State-of-Privacy-Security-Awareness-Report-Research_EN-US.pdf.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 41,000 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 their last line of defense.