As provider of the world’s largest new-school security awareness and simulated phishing platform, KnowBe4 will complement Abacode’s existing suite of service offerings and enable the company to offer vital employee cybersecurity training to thousands of its customers’ employees.
The partnership comes at a time when UK business leaders and their employees have an increasingly important role to play in security compliance and reducing the risk of a cyber-attack on their business, with specific education and training identified as an effective method of mitigating risk.
Abacode’s partnership with KnowBe4 will allow businesses to equip staff with this knowledge and create a “human firewall” without having to deploy and manage it themselves.
The training available will also include specific programmes tailored around GDPR compliance ahead of the national deadline on 25th May 2018.
Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode CTO and Director of Cybersecurity, said: “Abacode partners and clients are looking to us for best-in-class security solutions in order to meet their business compliance and cyber-risk needs.
“We understand that one of the last lines of defense, their people, are critical to this effort. It’s a win-win for KnowBe4, Abacode and our clients.”
Donna Turgeon, KnowBe4’s Senior Vice President of Global Channel, said: “We’ve taken a new-school approach to security awareness training that’s interactive and relevant for users by addressing the importance of building the human firewall. We’re pleased to continue our global reach with Abacode as a partner.”
KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 15,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by data- and IT-security expert Stu Sjouwerman, with backing from Elephant Partners and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, 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. KnowBe4 is ranked #231 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list, #70 on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 and #6 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with European offices in London and Amsterdam. For more info, visit http://www.knowbe4.com and follow Stu on Twitter at @StuAllard.
Abacode is a technology services firm solely focused on cybersecurity. As a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), Abacode affords its clients and partners one trusted source for all cybersecurity products and services. Abacode delivers enterprise-wide guidance and solutions before attacks become disruptions and financial hardships.
Abacode executives and team members, including partner and white-hat ethical hacker Jeremy Rasmussen, regularly lead panel discussions and speak at global events such as Black Hat, DefCon, the International Economic Forum of the Americas and QubeWorld (an MRI company) in London.
Abacode is committed to addressing cybersecurity from a position of corporate governance and compliancy, which includes its Cyber S.M.A.R.T. ™ core set of services; Self-Governance, Managed Detection & Response – 24/7/365, Assessments, Remediation and Training.