Happy New Year! We have some excellent news to share. KnowBe4's growth from 2012 to 2013 is 427%. The growth rate is actually accelerating because our expansion from 2011 to 2012 was 342%(*).
KnowBe4 now has well over 400 enterprise accounts using Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training, which was just released in its brand new 2014 version. Here is the breakout by industry.
We also added a new condensed 15-minute version in 9 languages that all our customers can use to train their non-English speaking employees. Our Security Awareness Training is now available in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin).
We had a massive upgrade of our administrative console where customers now see a lot more real-time details about the Phishing Security Tests (PST) they send to employees, and can create custom templates and landing pages to create their own tests.
At the request of our customers, in October we released additional separate 10-15 minute training modules: “Handling Sensitive Information Securely” and “Mobile Device Security”, which administrators are now using to reinforce the "Think Before You Click" message.
We are in the process of introducing a brand new product to help IT teams manage the problem of being compliant with regulations like the credit card industry's PCI rules, the HIPAA law for health care organizations that need to protect confidential information, and GLBA for the financial industry. It's Software as a Service and it's called the KnowBe4 Compliance Manager.
I would like to highlight two significant events that happened during 2013:
- In June 2013 one of the Big Four accounting companies chose KnowBe4 for its security awareness training program worldwide.
- July 2013- Osterman Research released a survey that shows KnowBe4′s process for security awareness training is significantly more effective than other, traditional approaches.
We now have 12 full-time employees and expect to add (a lot) more team members during 2014.
Thank you all for your support. Let's together keep on fighting the bad guys!
(*) That percentage was recalculated based on some year-end corrections we did in 2012.