KnowBe4 Announces New SecurityCoach to Reduce Risky Behavior With Real-Time Security Coaching


KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it is introducing SecurityCoach, a new, first of its kind product which offers real-time security coaching aimed at reducing risky behavior. HDR correlates, identifies and responds to the tens of thousands of detected events related to the risky security behavior of an organization’s users being generated within their existing security infrastructure.

Social engineering techniques like phishing, spear phishing and impersonation are being used by cybercriminals to manipulate an organization’s employees in attempts to hack into their organization, causing significant downtime and security breach risks. The human factor is involved in 82% of data breaches, according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. However, according to IDC, less than 3% of IT spending is allocated to help secure the human layer.

SecurityCoach helps IT/security professionals to develop a strong security culture by enabling real-time security coaching of their users in response to risky security behavior. Leveraging an organization’s existing security stack, IT/security professionals can configure their real-time coaching campaigns to immediately deliver a SecurityTip to their users related to a detected event.

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“With SecurityCoach, we are introducing a new product category that automates the delivery of real-time security coaching and advice to help end users enhance their cybersecurity knowledge and strengthen their role in contributing to a strong security culture,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “KnowBe4 is driving a new human-centric category in cybersecurity (HDR), entirely focused on helping our customers improve their security posture by inoculating their end users against security threats using our new-school security awareness platform. We anticipate this to be one of the most impactful products that we have ever introduced, making a significant difference in improving security culture and enabling IT/security professionals to conduct meaningful and measurable automated security coaching campaigns.”

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