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About KnowBe4

KnowBe4 develops a security awareness platform enabling organizations to assess, monitor, and minimize the cybersecurity threat of social engineering attacks. It offers an integrated approach to security awareness that incorporates cloud-based software, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) advanced analytics, and insights with engaging content. It primarily serves the information technology sector. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Clearwater, Florida.

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33 North Garden Avenue Suite 1200

Clearwater, Florida, 33755,

United States



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KnowBe4 Patents

KnowBe4 has filed 163 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • computer security
  • computer network security
  • cybercrime
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Social engineering (computer security), Cybercrime, Spamming, Webmail, Cloud applications


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Latest KnowBe4 News

2024 Cybersecurity Predictions for Europe, Middle East, and Africa by KnowBe4 Cybersecurity Experts

Dec 6, 2023

Africa Press Release KnowBe4 ( ), the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced its 2024 cybersecurity predictions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from its team of local industry experts. Cyber threats are more sophisticated and complex than ever and evolving quickly with new technology like AI becoming increasingly advanced every day. Cultivating a security culture is paramount to strengthen an organization’s human firewall. The predicted cybersecurity trends for 2024 include: Cloud service attacks A rise in attacks on cloud services unfortunately means that we will see successful attacks on either cloud providers or cloud-based applications or both. This will potentially result in loss of availability of services, breach of personal data and intellectual property. It is interesting to note that the UK is the most targeted country in EMEA and therefore has a higher likelihood for attacks. Collaboration and information sharing We will see an increased focus on collaboration and information sharing between national and international cybersecurity agencies; and ultimately between public and private partnerships to combat cybercrime, address nation and state threats; and to proactively detect and respond to emerging cyber threats. Legislation on AI Much needed legislation on AI, more specifically generative AI, will come to fruition throughout Europe in the next year. The laws are incredibly vague at the moment leaving them open for misinterpretation and abuse by organizations. The Digital Service Act and the proposed European Union AI Act are some of the legislation that will force generative AI providers in the EU to be more transparent and adhere to disclosure requirements, which will bring about clarity for organizations in terms of what is and isn’t allowed. Similarly, Africa lacks AI legislation right now. However, three African countries, Mauritius, Egypt and Kenya, have made efforts to advance policy documents dedicated specifically to AI. In contrast, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has already enacted amendments to its Data Protection Regulations earlier this year. New requirements on the processing of personal data via autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, like AI, were introduced and were applicable as of 1 September 2023. This marks some of the first legislation in the UAE with regards to AI. Ransomware attacks to aim for supply chain services Ransomware cybercriminal groups will continue to increase their attacks but will be more targeted and work to attack supply chain services to disrupt and damage organizations around the world. Internal training and AI to lessen the cybersecurity skills gap According to ISACA, the EU currently has a shortage of between 260,000 to 500,000 tech workers. Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report shows that the demand for cybersecurity skills has grown by an average of 35% in Africa in 2022 alone, and a recent study by Trellix found that 66% of IT managers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia think that their organizations do not have the right people or processes in place to be cyber resilient. This gaping hole in skills shortage is not going to be filled any time soon, leaving organizations vulnerable to cyber attacks. Organizations will have little choice but to employ tech workers with less desired qualifications and certifications to attempt to combat cybercrime. In addition, they will continue to fill the skills gap by training employees across departments to become the human firewall against cyber attacks; and using AI-powered defense for better threat detection and incident response. Disinformation campaigns to lead to extortion schemes Disinformation campaigns will be used to launch attacks or distract from ongoing attacks. We can expect to see related service offerings on the dark web, giving rise to disinformation as a service. This will impact politics and the private sector. Disinformation becomes a tool in the tool set of cybercriminals seeking to extract money from legitimate private businesses through extortion schemes. Attackers will increase their use of deep fakes, including video and voice. Privacy by demand Privacy regulations are forcing organizations to adapt and we will see privacy by design and user experience privacy gain traction. In particular, the use of generative AI in organizations, ethical considerations and privacy by design will become more prevalent. Cyber resilience will become a priority Ensuring that organizations continue to function despite cyber attacks will continue to be a top strategic priority for many, acknowledging that having such a strategy in place is vital. Organizations will place greater emphasis on developing and nurturing a security culture, as it’s one of the best ways to protect their data and systems from cyber attacks; and to ensure that attacks are detected and reported quickly if successful. “Cyber attacks like phishing are getting more difficult to detect,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “It is imperative that employees keep the threat of phishing attacks top of mind and not become complacent. This is only made possible by recurrent security awareness training and simulated phishing so that end users have the knowledge to identify phishing attacks, report them and better protect their organizations. It comes down to building a strong security culture and we will see organizations continue to focus and build on this in 2024.” The predicted trends were collected from KnowBe4’s EMEA’s team of security awareness advocates who are experts with decades of experience in the cybersecurity field. For more information on KnowBe4’s team of experts, visit Distributed by APO Group on behalf of KnowBe4. About KnowBe4: KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 65,000 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. The late Kevin Mitnick, who was an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense and trust the KnowBe4 platform to strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk. © Press Release 2023 Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release. The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. 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KnowBe4 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was KnowBe4 founded?

    KnowBe4 was founded in 2010.

  • Where is KnowBe4's headquarters?

    KnowBe4's headquarters is located at 33 North Garden Avenue, Clearwater.

  • What is KnowBe4's latest funding round?

    KnowBe4's latest funding round is Take Private.

  • How much did KnowBe4 raise?

    KnowBe4 raised a total of $393.2M.

  • Who are the investors of KnowBe4?

    Investors of KnowBe4 include Vista Equity Partners, Elephant Venture Capital, KKR, Ten Eleven Ventures, Goldman Sachs and 3 more.

  • Who are KnowBe4's competitors?

    Competitors of KnowBe4 include Brightside AI, Drip7, CyberconIQ, Hacware, CultureAI and 7 more.


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