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Tampa Bay, FL, Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced entrance into the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process, with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). KnowBe4’s cloud-based security awareness training and simulated phishing platform is currently “In Process” in the FedRAMP Marketplace.
FedRAMP’s rigorous review process ensures cloud products and services used by federal agencies meet strict security requirements and capabilities, while also helping agencies accelerate their transition from legacy IT infrastructure to modern, cloud-based technology. KnowBe4 is on track to achieve a FedRAMP Agency Authorization in collaboration with the DoE and FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO).
“Our commitment to helping government agencies better protect our nation is solidified by this new, strategic initiative,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “KnowBe4’s journey to FedRAMP certification is just one component of our investment and focus on serving government agencies and helping them to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering.”
“We take our role as a cybersecurity provider to federal, state and local governments very seriously; our progress in the FedRAMP space is a prime example of that commitment,” said Rosa Smothers, senior VP of cyber operations, KnowBe4. “It's important to bring ongoing social engineering testing to the federal population. Every week, there's a new headline about adversaries targeting federal employees and contractors through phishing, social media approaches...these threats aren't a matter of 'if' but 'when.' The FedRAMP team are incredibly generous with their time and expertise, and we continue to remain grateful to Department of Energy for supporting us as our agency sponsor.”
In September 2018, KnowBe4 became the first security awareness training organization to complete the SOC2 Type II data security exam. This rigorous exam expresses an ongoing dedication to protection of client data. This certification demonstrates KnowBe4’s commitment to transparent and sound security practices.
For more information on KnowBe4, visit www.knowbe4.com.
KnowBe4, the world's most popular integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 23,000 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. Thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
Number 96 on the list Inc. 500 of 2018, number 34 on 2018’s Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and 2nd place in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500, KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with offices in England, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore.
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