KnowBe4’s Security Awareness Essentials Certified in Association With the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that its Security Awareness Essentials course is now certified in association with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, formerly GCHQ).
The NCSC’s certification program is designed to assure high quality training courses delivered by experienced training providers. Courses are assessed at two levels: Awareness for those new to cyber security to give a thorough foundation in the subject and application for anyone looking for in-depth courses for their professional development.
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Security awareness training is critical to protect organisations from breaches. According to Carbon Black, 88% of UK companies have suffered breaches within the last 12 months. Social engineering attacks such as phishing rank as one of the top causes of breaches, reported by the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
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“Having our Security Awareness Essentials course, developed by one of our subsidiaries the Security Awareness Company, certified by the National Cyber Security Centre is a big step toward spreading more security awareness to end users throughout the UK,” said Steve Graham, SVP of Operations for UK & I, KnowBe4. “The Security Awareness Essentials course covers the basics that everyone should know when it comes to passwords and social engineering attacks such as phishing. This certification helps to distinguish some of our cybersecurity training as meeting a certain benchmark for standards in the UK.”
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