KnowBe4 Announces International Expansion into EMEA

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Provider of Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training and KnowBe4 Compliance Manager Opens Offices in the UK

Risk from Data Breaches to Ransomware

Complacency Can Cause Ransomware Risk

Europe has some of the highest volume of attacks from ransomware. European customers are looking for security and compliance solutions that can address their unique needs - Stu Sjouwerman, CEO KnowBe4

KnowBe4, security company and provider of the Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training program to small and medium-sized enterprises, today announced its new sales offices in the United Kingdom. The US company experienced a year-over-year growth of 427% for 2012-2013 and has already surpassed 2013 revenue and growth. With their expansion into EMEA, the company will address the growing demand for security and compliance solutions from European customers by providing a regional office to service these needs.

“Europe has some of the highest volume of attacks from ransomware. European customers are looking for security and compliance solutions that can address their unique needs,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “We are excited to announce today that KnowBe4 is expanding into Europe with the goal of providing effective training that will help companies establish their defense-in-depth.”

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to lock up user files, encrypt them and demand a payment for decryption, thus extorting money from those unlucky enough to be victimized. The most common way to be infected is by clicking on a link in a phishing email. The effects of ransomware can be devastating for a business and was at the root of 2013’s Target data breach. KnowBe4 helps IT managers mitigate the effects of social engineering by training users and employing phishing tools to keep security top of mind.

“We’re pleased to be expanding our activities in EMEA and working with organisations to help them improve their security,” said, Tatjana Kunze, KnowBe4’s EMEA Manager.

KnowBe4 services customers in a variety of industries, including highly-regulated fields such as banking, finance, healthcare, insurance and high-tech.

KnowBe4’s sales offices are now open in the UK. To reach an associate, contact KnowBe4 at +44 (1).3423 00888
For more information visit http://www.KnowBe4.com

About Stu Sjouwerman and KnowBe4
Stu Sjouwerman (pronounced “shower-man”) is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4, LLC, which provides web-based Security Awareness Training (employee security education and behavior management) to small and medium-sized enterprises. A data security expert with more than 30 years in the IT industry, Sjouwerman was the co-founder of Inc. 500 company Sunbelt Software, an award-winning anti-malware software company that he and his partner sold to GFI Software in 2010. Realizing that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, Sjouwerman decided to help entrepreneurs tackle cybercrime tactics through advanced security awareness training. KnowBe4 services hundreds of customers in a variety of industries, including highly-regulated fields such as healthcare, finance and insurance and is experiencing explosive growth with a surge of 427% in 2013 alone. Sjouwerman is the author of four books, with his latest being Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.

About Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is an internationally recognized computer security expert with extensive experience in exposing the vulnerabilities of complex operating systems and telecommunications devices. He gained notoriety as a highly skilled hacker who penetrated some of the most resilient computer systems ever developed. Today, Mitnick is renowned as an information security consultant and speaker, and has authored three books, including The New York Times best seller Ghost in the Wires. His latest endeavor is a collaboration with KnowBe4, LLC.

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