Renowned Gartner Analyst Joanna G. Huisman Joins KnowBe4

Huisman joins KnowBe4 as senior vice president of strategic insights and research

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has hired former Gartner senior analyst Joanna G. Huisman as senior vice president of strategic insights and research, where she will be responsible for driving efforts across multiple areas, including analyst relations, research, thought leadership, best practices and corporate development._MG_1702

Huisman is a marketing, training and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic, internal and customer-facing engagements in the financial services/tech industries with added experience in sales, operations and organizational development. She was previously senior research director at Gartner in the areas of security awareness, education, behavior management, culture, crisis communications, security and risk program management. Prior to that, she was senior director of global security communications, training and awareness for ADP. Huisman earned a BA in Government and Politics from Widener University.

“We are delighted to have Joanna join our team of seasoned security experts,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “She adds expertise and great depth that will allow us to better serve our customer base. Joanna is a well-respected analyst who comes to KnowBe4 with a background in cybersecurity awareness and training, which is an added bonus for us.”

“KnowBe4 has demonstrated its dominance in the security awareness and training space, and in the process, has built a brand and reputation that is unrivaled,” said Huisman. “The talent and leadership at the organization is exceptional. I was intrigued by this role because of the long-term impact that a provider like KnowBe4 can have on end-user behavior. This is the perfect home for someone who wants to make a real, measurable difference in the world.”

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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 28,000 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 161 on the 2019 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, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Singapore.

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