KnowBe4 Wins Sustany Foundation’s Sustainable Business Award

KnowBe4 recognized for sustainability efforts in Tampa Bay and beyond 

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has won a Sustainable Business Award from the Sustany Foundation for environmental impact, innovation, corporate social responsibility, community impact and diversity and inclusion. Sustainability Award 2023

The Sustany Foundation’s Sustainable Business Awards celebrate the businesses and organizations that are making a difference in the Tampa Bay area. The awards also help to raise awareness of sustainability and encourage others to make a commitment to environmental protection. 

KnowBe4 has a career pathways program for a unique audience, including recently separated veterans, individuals from underrepresented communities who are looking to get their first big career break, and individuals looking for a fresh start in a new career field. KnowBe4’s “green team”, known as EarthBe4, has over 55 members hailing from six countries across the globe. This group participates in environmentally friendly efforts such as cleanups and donations. Also, every year, KnowBe4 honors its anniversary milestone by giving back to the environment in some way. 

“It is incredible to have the opportunity to focus on sustainability as part of my role at KnowBe4 and to have a CEO who fully supports these efforts as well,” said Lael Giebel, director of global sustainability, KnowBe4. “From beach and other area cleanups to our own EarthBe4 team, we really do make a meaningful impact on our local and global communities. We are so grateful to win this award for the second consecutive year and look forward to planning more initiatives to continue to care for our environment.” 

For more on KnowBe4’s commitment to sustainability, visit

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 65,000 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. The late Kevin Mitnick, who was an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense and trust the KnowBe4 platform to strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk.

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