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KnowBe4 expands into South Africa by acquiring Popcorn Training

KnowBe4 expands into South Africa by acquiring Popcorn Training

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KnowBe4, the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced the acquisition of Popcorn Training, a security company based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The acquisition will add 52 new training modules to the KnowBe4 library. Popcorn will operate as an independent subsidiary of KnowBe4.

Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, said: “We are delighted to have a new creative content team on board and are very enthused about expanding our footprint into South Africa.

“Popcorn’s appearance in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant as a visionary highlighted their drive to create unique content and we are happy to bring these additional modules to our customers.”

Popcorn’s CEO, Anna Collard, added: “We are excited about becoming part of the KnowBe4 family for a number of reasons. Firstly, it will allow us to expand our offering and integrate with KnowBe4’s best of breed phishing and training solutions. Secondly, by becoming KnowBe4’s representative for the African region, we look forward to building content and solutions that are applicable to the African context. Thirdly, the transaction enables us to continue to grow and to stay focused on what we love doing, which is creating high-quality cybersecurity awareness content.”

KnowBe4 is focused on helping IT manage the problem of social engineering to enable users to make better security decisions.

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