Stu Sjouwerman

Member Since 2021

Stu Sjouwerman

CEO

KnowBe4

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Stu Sjouwerman (pronounced “shower-man”) is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4, Inc., which hosts the world’s most popular integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform. A serial entrepreneur and data security expert with more than 30 years in the IT industry, Sjouwerman was the co-founder of Inc. 500 company Sunbelt Software, a multiple award-winning anti-malware software company that was acquired 2010. Realizing that the human element of security was being seriously neglected, Sjouwerman decided to help organizations manage the problem of cybercrime social engineering tactics through new school security awareness training and founded KnowBe4. 23,000+ organizations in a variety of industries, including highly-regulated fields such as healthcare, finance, energy, government and insurance have mobilized their end users as a first line of defense using KnowBe4. Sjouwerman is the author of four books, with his latest being “Cyberheist: The Biggest Financial Threat Facing American Businesses.” From 1996 through 2011, Stu was the Editor-In-Chief of WServer News, an email newsletter to 100,000+ IT system administrators helping them to keep their systems secure. Along with his CEO duties, Stu is currently Editor-in-Chief of Cyberheist News, an e-zine tailored to deliver IT security news, technical updates and social engineering alerts to IT professionals.


SKILLS

  • Information Security
  • Internet Security
  • Network Security

RECENT CONTENT

December 21st, 2021

Stop Hiring C-Level Executives. Create Them Instead

You can avoid some of the time-consuming executive search if you’ve been developing potential candidates within your organization from the start.

November 12th, 2021

The Best Management Style: Managing Productivity with Stats and Trends

On top of encouraging transparency and accountability, statistics and graphs empower employees to keep track of their own production.

August 31st, 2021

Teaching Active Listening to All Employees

The way you communicate has a huge influence on the operational speed of your organization.


COMPANY INFO

KnowBe4

KnowBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform that helps you manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. Forrester Research Named KnowBe4 a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Security Awareness and Training Solutions, Q1 2020. The latest G2 Grid Report did over 500 G2 customer reviews, and KnowBe4 ranked as the top ranked security awareness training platform with 99% of users rating 4 or 5 stars, and the largest market presence among all vendors. The KnowBe4 platform is user-friendly and intuitive, and powerful. It was built to scale for busy IT pros that have 16 other fires to put out. Our goal was to design a full-featured, yet easy-to-use platform. Customers with businesses of all sizes can get the KnowBe4 platform deployed into production at least twice as fast as our competitors. Our Customer Success team gets you going in no time, without the need for consulting hours.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Internet Security Awareness Training
  • Network Security
  • Cybercrime Prevention

INDUSTRY

Technology