KnowBe4 Wins Two EdTech Awards 2020 for Leadership and Cool Tools

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CEO Stu Sjouwerman recognized for leadership and Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training recognized as a cool security tool

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It’s an honor to receive a leadership award in the education field because I started my career as a teacher and consider it my number one job to educate people about the importance of new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing. -Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has won two EdTech Awards – one for CEO Stu Sjouwerman for leadership and one for Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training, recognized as a cool security tool.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the U.S.-based program is the largest recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in ed tech – and those who soon will be.

“This year has been different, to say the least,” said Victor Rivero, who as editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program. “However, despite formidable challenges brought about by world events—including locked-down cities, standstill travel, and closed offices, businesses and schools—we endure. While the EdTech Awards salute all those on the front lines of help, with an extraordinary shift to online learning, really acknowledging the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters—particularly in our field—is more important than ever.”

“It’s an honor to receive a leadership award in the education field because I started my career as a teacher and consider it my number one job to educate people about the importance of new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing,” said Sjouwerman. “Recognizing one of our most popular training modules – Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training – as a cool security tool is an added bonus. I commend all of the organizations that have had to adapt their learning to an online format in a short period of time, yet continue to succeed.”

The EdTech Awards recognize people—and the products they produce and lives they shape— with three main honors:

  • The EdTech Cool Tool Awards
  • The EdTech Leadership Awards
  • The EdTech Trendsetter Awards

This year’s list of finalists and winners can be found here: https://edtechdigest.com/2020-finalists-winners/.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 32,000 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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