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KnowBe4 Launches Artificial Intelligence-Driven Phishing Feature
[May 04, 2021]

KnowBe4 Launches Artificial Intelligence-Driven Phishing Feature

TAMPA BAY, Fla., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced a new feature – AI-Driven Phishing. 

A majority of data breaches begin with a phishing attack and the threat continues to grow. According to the fourth quarter 2020 Phishing Activity Trends Report by the Anti Phishing Working Group, phishing attacks doubled in 2020, growing from 100,000 in January to 200,000 in December.

The KnowBe4 phishing platform now leverages machine learning to recommend and deliver informed and personalized phishing campaigns based on users' training and phishing history. Using data from KnowBe4's Artificial Intelligence Driven Agent (AIDA), a new recommendation engine enables admins to automate the selection of unique phishing security test templates for their users. It analyzes user daa such as the number of failed phishing security tests, the types of attack vectors in those failures, how often suspicious emails are reported through the Phish Alert Button, the frequency and recency of training completions and more.

"People learn differently and are prone to click on various phishing emails depending on their role within the organization, life experiences and a number of other factors," said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. "Providing this new feature with more personalized phishing templates to our customers helps them to better prepare their end users to spot and report real-world attacks while increasing security culture across the company. At KnowBe4, we make a concerted effort to develop new features based on customer feedback to make their jobs easier and ultimately, their organizations more secure."  

The AI-Driven Phishing feature is available to KnowBe4 customers with a diamond level or phishing premium subscription. More information on this new feature is available here.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 37,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense. 

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