Insider threats are a reality facing all organizations big and small. But many of the exposures that stem from employees happen not from malicious intent, but rather lack of understanding of risky behavior and failure to recognize the tactics of external attackers.

The following companies are being recognize for delivering enduser awareness training programs that help ensure employees are knowledgeable and supportive of a company strategy for protecting systems and data, and also support security professionals to better address components of their IT security and risk management plans.

FINALIST | BEST IT SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM

INFOSEC
Notable: Enhances learner experiences and boosts learning outcomes by augmenting its curriculum with hands-on cyber ranges and projects, such as learning how to set up a network, perform a pen test or write secure code.

FINALIST | BEST IT SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM

KNOWBE4
Notable: Approaches awareness training with immersive, entertaining videos — including a popular training series called The Inside Man — which has resulted in overwhelmingly positive user feedback: Recent anonymous surveys of 150,000 learners rated many of KnowBe4’s online self-paced modules 4.5 stars out of 5 and an overall average of 4.36 stars out of 5.

FINALIST | BEST IT SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM

LUCY SECURITY AG
Notable: With over 12,000 installations worldwide and over 25 million trained users, LUCY can be deployed as on-premise, cloud, software-as-a-service or as a white-label solution for managed service providers, managed security service providers, security consultants and red teamers.

FINALIST | BEST IT SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM

MIMECAST
Notable: Creates professionally produced humorous content that engages employees with relatable storylines and creative writing. Uses a micro-learning approach that requires only two to three minutes of an employee’s time each month.

FINALIST | BEST IT SECURITY TRAINING PROGRAM

PROOFPOINT INC.
Notable: Supports behavior change for over 33 million users globally and provides over 200 training modules, which are supported by over 400 awareness assets shaped by advisory customers, chief information security officers, subject matter experts and leading threat intelligence firms.