Tampa Bay, FL, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KnowBe4, the world’s largest provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing, has successfully completed a rigorous third-party audit of its data security procedures and processes under the System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 standards. KnowBe4 successfully completed the SOC 2 Type 1 examination in April, and immediately initiated action to achieve a SOC 2 Type 2 status.

The examination that led to compliance with the demanding SOC 2 Type 2 data security standards was administered by the professional IT compliance and audit staff at 360 Advanced, a national HITRUST CSF, Qualified Security Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in St. Petersburg, FL.

“We are in the security business, so we must hold ourselves to the very highest standards of privacy and protection of personally identifiable information, and the annual SOC reports by outside third parties attest to the culture of security here at KnowBe4,” said Brian Jack, CISSP, chief information security officer and data protection officer for KnowBe4. “Having achieved these SOC standards streamlines the path to onboarding a customer because they are aware of the rigorous standards we adhere to manage their data. The designation can actually shorten the sales process as it is a competitive advantage we have since we are the first in our market to meet this criteria.”

ABOUT KNOWBE4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of defense.

Number 96 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list, #70 on 2017 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 South Africa and Singapore.

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