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KnowBe4 Has Had Another Blow-Out Fourth Quarter

Happy New Year!

I'd like to thank all our customers for your support. 2016 has been fantastic.

Our year-over-year sales increase was 298% for Q4 2016, with a record number of over 750 new corporate accounts in December alone with a very robust 88% customer retention rate, rising to over 8,000 enterprise accounts.

We have seen consecutive growth for a record 15 straight quarters, and more recently a stellar 2300% growth rate from 2013 to 2016. We made it into the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 this year.

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Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

OK, want to laugh your a$$ off? Watch this Apple parody!

It's not all doom and gloom!

Boy have we grown... KnowBe4 Halloween 2014, 2015, 2016

Halloween 2014 15 employees. Scroll down for the later years! 

KnowBe4 beats stellar Q2 and grows 369% YoY in Q3

(Tampa Bay, FL)  October 9, 2016 --- KnowBe4 is excited to announce we were able to beat our stellar Q2, and maintain our explosive year over year growth, Q3 2016 being 369% over Q3 2015. We have risen to over over 6,000 enterprise accounts combined with a very robust customer retention rate.

Fueling our growth is the accelerating demand for our integrated security awareness training and phishing platform. KnowBe4 has seen consecutive growth for a record 13 straight quarters with our business of training employees to make smarter security decisions.

Here are some additional milestones at the end of Q3, 2016:

  • 165 full-time employees of which half are Sales and Customer Success
  • Released Active Directory Integration, which saves administrators significant amounts of time.
  • KnowBe4 has released 15-minute training modules in 26 languages and 12 new 5-minute micro-modules
  • We have gone into Beta with AIDA™: (Artificial Intelligence Driven Agent™), which combines phishing, vishing, and smishing into a new attack vector we coined "aishing".  

KnowBe4 Is Excited To Announce Active Directory Integration

We are stoked to announce the new integration with Active Directory!

The Active Directory Integration (ADI) helps you easily upload user data and eliminate manual updates by automatically synchronizing your AD user information with KnowBe4’s platform. Once the ADI is configured, users will be added, changed and archived in sync with changes made within AD automatically. You can also upload users with CSV files.

I have an invitation to join a new exciting online community: Hackbusters!

KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! You are invided to be one of the first to join us at:
The forum is divided into four main topics or categories:
  • Social Engineering
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Security Awareness Training

Personal security cameras hacked, stream live on websites

Shocking video of people's private lives are streaming over the internet.

Hackers are able to easily tap into personal security cameras and stream them on websites for the world to see, and it can happen in a matter of 10 seconds. Most if not all the owners of these devices have no idea they are being watched.

It's happening in Tampa Bay and the ABC Action News I-Team found some video they should never be able to see. They recently interviewed KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman in our Clearwater office. 

We need your help. Could you do a KnowBe4 review at Gartner?

NOTE: This is for KnowBe4 Customers only.

Top IT analyst firm Gartner has just created a new "Peer Insights" review site. As a customer, we are inviting you to create a review of KnowBe4 in the security awareness computer based training category with your unbiased feedback.

What is Gartner Peer Insights?
Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services. The reviews are written and read by IT pros and technology decision-makers like you. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective unbiased feedback from their customers. 

KnowBe4 has explosive year over year growth of 454% for Q2 2016

(Tampa Bay, FL)  July 1, 2016 --- KnowBe4 announced its explosive year over year growth of 454% for Q2 2016, with a record number of 655 new corporate accounts in June alone, rising to over 4,500 enterprise accounts combined with a very robust customer retention rate.

Fueling this growth is the accelerating demand for its integrated security awareness training and phishing platform. KnowBe4 has seen consecutive growth for a record 12 straight quarters, more recently, with a stellar 1600% growth rate from Q2 2014 to Q2 2016.

Here are some additional milestones at the end of Q2, 2016:

  • 120 full-time employees
  • Another 15,000 square feet of office space went online, making the total 30,000 over two floors
  • Record unique visits to our website and all-time high leads generated in Q2
  • KnowBe4 is in the process of releasing training modules in 26 languages

Rapidly rising scams such as the CEO Fraud and new ransomware strains targeting hospitals and school districts have helped propel the need for a better way to manage the problem of social engineering. 


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