KnowBe4 Named a Winner in Black Unicorn Awards for 2019

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We are absolutely thrilled to win a Black Unicorn Award shortly after our cybersecurity unicorn valuation of $1 billion in June. We’re just getting started and look forward to a bright future ahead. -Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that is has been named a winner in the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.

KnowBe4 competed over a five-month period against many of the industry’s leading providers of cybersecurity products and services for this prestigious award. The term “Black Unicorn” signifies a cybersecurity company that has the potential to reach a $1 billion dollar market value as determined by private or public investment (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn_(finance)) and these awards showcase those companies with this kind of incredible potential in the cybersecurity marketplace.

“We judges felt that KnowBe4 deserved to be named a Black Unicorn Awards winner for 2019 because they have the right team, technology, drive and hypergrowth curve for a cybersecurity unicorn,” said Judges Robert Herjavec of http://www.herjavecgroup.com, David DeWalt of http://www.nightdragon.com and Gary Miliefsky of http://www.cyberdefensemediagroup.com.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win a Black Unicorn Award shortly after our cybersecurity unicorn valuation of $1 billion in June,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “New-school security awareness training has only scratched the surface of the cybersecurity industry. We’re just getting started and look forward to a bright future ahead.”

Learn more about the winners at: http://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-awards-winners/

Learn more about the judges at: http://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-awards-2019-meet-the-judges/

About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 27,000 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 96 on the 2018 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, South Africa and Singapore.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 7th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group and David DeWalt of NightDragon. To see the complete list of finalists for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019, please visit http://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-awards-finalists/ and winners at http://cyberdefenseawards.com/black-unicorn-awards-winners/

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine was founded in 2012 by Gary S. Miliefsky, globally recognized cyber security thought leader, inventor and entrepreneur and continues to be the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA, BlackHat and IPEXPO conferences and our limited edition paid reprint subscribers. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com. Cyber Defense Magazine is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group.

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Published at Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000