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KnowBe4 Expands Its Security Vision With the Acquisition of

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's most popular security awareness training and simulated-phishing platform has taken a step forward to bring its customers additional training resources. The acquisition of gives KnowBe4 a growing library of unique content to increase user skill and engagement. In addition to content, Securable's unique technology allows organizations to use a data and context driven approach for automatically assigning training based on behavior that is being observed by individuals or groups within the organization.

"As part of our new-school approach to help organizations manage the problem of social engineering, the addition of adds content analytics and options for a more personalized approach to training," said Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 Founder and CEO. This enables KnowBe4 to get a closer look at how users are interacting with content and find the most relevant and engaging training for that person.

Securable CEO Brad Reynolds stated, "We are excited for the opportunity to bring the product into the KnowBe4 family. Data-driven cybersecurity education offers a significant benefit and we feel KnowBe4 is the perfect company to take the Securable offering to the next level. We look forward to KnowBe4 utilizing this technology to help users make better security decisions."

Perry Carpenter, chief strategy officer and former Gartner analyst noted, "This acquisition is directly in-line with my predictions while at Gartner of where the security awareness and training market can and should go. Organizations need smarter ways to assign and deliver relevant and timely training to employees. Approaching training content assignment by understanding what they need and observing behavior is an acknowledgement that there is no ‘one size fits all' for training. Such assignment and delivery means employees receive the right content, in the right form, at the right time."

Published Monday, October 23, 2017 9:23 AM by David Marshall
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