MyITpros vendor spotlight: KnowBe4


August 23, 2017


Did you know that 91% of successful data breaches start with a phishing attack? This means they’re initiated by an end user who opens an email and clicks on a bad link or downloads a malicious attachment, potentially costing your company a lot of money and resources. 

There are many layers of protection against these threats, including firewalls and antivirus software, but the bottom line is that educating your end users is one of the best security measures you can implement. MyITpros has partnered with KnowBe4, Inc. – the world’s most popular integrated platform for security awareness training – to help you with just that.

Who is KnowBe4?

KnowBe4’s security awareness training platform can help you manage the ongoing threats posed by phishing attacks and social engineering, which will in turn mitigate your risk of things like revenue loss and breach-related down time. Your employees are your last – and arguably your most important – line of cybersecurity defense. Using simulated phishing attacks and ransomware infections, automated training campaigns, and interactive modules and games, KnowBe4 offers the tools you need to bolster your employees’ security awareness.

KnowBe4’s most notable employee is Kevin Mitnick, known as “The World’s Most Wanted Hacker” in the mid-90s. Since then, he’s become a computer security consultant, best-selling author, public speaker… and still a hacker, but now he’s working for the good guys. In addition to serving as KnowBe4’s chief hacking officer, Kevin does security consulting and penetration testing for the world’s largest companies. Moreover, he distilled his decades of firsthand hacking experience into the 30-minute Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training course available online through KnowBe4.

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What KnowBe4 does

KnowBe4’s extensive range of products and services are designed to meet all your security training needs. You can visit the company’s site for a detailed breakdown of each program, including: 

  • Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training
  • Enterprise Security Awareness Training
  • KnowBe4 Compliance Manager
  • Security Training Awareness Modules
  • Customer Awareness Program

KnowBe4’s programs combine baseline testing, fully automated phishing attacks and enterprise-level reporting so you can see how prone your users are to threats. Through KnowBe4, you will also have access to the world’s largest library of security awareness training content, filled with interactive modules, games, newsletters and more.

Working with KnowBe4

At MyITpros, we pride ourselves on partnering with the best vendors in the security industry to equip our clients with layered threat protection. As a managed services provider, we will work with you to get KnowBe4 up and running at your company, which includes putting you in touch with the right people to pick the best plans. We can also help you manage KnowBe4 for an additional annual fee, a service that includes getting set up, deploying campaigns and managing users. If you’re on the fence about KnowBe4, don’t be! KnowBe4 is so confident in its ability to train your end users against ransomware, it comes with a service guarantee.

We are so confident our security awareness training program works, we’ll pay your ransom if you get hit with ransomware while you are a customer.” – Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO, KnowBe4, Inc.

MyITpros has talked a lot about user education against ransomware, so it was important for us to find a partner that can help us bring the best education to our clients. Feel free to contact us for more information about our KnowBe4 partnership, as well as with any other questions you may have!

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