KnowBe4 Launches New PhishER Security Roles Email Security Feature

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PhishER Security Roles helps users assign best incident response roles across the security team

With phishing attacks continuing to escalate, sophisticated features for defense tools like PhishER are needed to combat these ever-present threats. -Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it launched a new email security feature, PhishER Security Roles.

PhishER Security Roles makes KnowBe4’s PhishER email quarantine security measures more efficient. It allows cybersecurity professionals to assign custom permissions for the exact incident response roles and responsibilities that they need in their organizations. Therefore, each member of the security team handles an email analysis component that best suits their skillset.

“With phishing attacks continuing to escalate, sophisticated features for defense tools like PhishER are needed to combat these ever-present threats,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “Having a way to determine specific roles across security teams will strengthen defenses and help each person better manage their workload as it continues to grow.”

Phishing is still the most widely used cyber attack vector, and according to KnowBe4’s 2020 Benchmarking Report, 37.9% of untrained users will fail a phishing test. Such prevalence of email security threats brought KnowBe4 to further build up its tools with new features like PhishER Security Roles. This feature will help security teams manage their users’ surplus of email threats faster and more effectively.

The Security Roles feature is now available to all of KnowBe4’s PhishER customers. More information about this new feature is available here.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35,000 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.

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