KnowBe4 Acquired Popcorn Training

Security consciousness training and phishing replication platform provider KnowBe4 has declared it has acquired the South African coaching company Popcorn Training. The purchase will see the South African business’s 52 training units incorporated into the KnowBe4 teaching library.

Popcorn Training is a prize-winning training company with a worldwide customer base. The firm is recognized for developing engaging training material and has developed a wide collection of training material that is now used by businesses around the world to develop their workers as well as help them acquire latest skills.

Popcorn Training was incorporated in Gartner’s Challengers Magic Quadrant for Safety Education Awareness Computer-Centered Training in 2014 and was placed in the Visionaries quadrant in 2016.

Even though Popcorn Training units will be provided to KnowBe4 clients, the Cape Town and Johannesburg-located business will continue to work under the same brand name and will work like a separate and independent branch of Tampa Bay-based KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 has quickly become among the leading suppliers of security consciousness training material as well as anti-phishing technology. The company’s training material and phishing replication platform are now used by over 16,000 companies all over the world to improve their defenses versus phishing threats, CEO scam, and social engineering attacks.

KnowBe4 training material has been created by the internationally known hacker turned security expert, Kevin Mitnick – KnowBe4’s Main Hacking Manager.

The acquisition of Popcorn Coaching will see the business’s big training library boosted, with users benefitting from Popcorn’s attractive interactive content.

“We are happy for becoming part of the KnowBe4 group for several reasons. Initially, it will allow us to increase our offering and mix with KnowBe4’s best of training solutions& breed phishing. Then, by becoming KnowBe4’s representative for the African area, we look forward to creating content and solutions that are appropriate to the African context. Thirdly, the deal enables us to continue to develop and to stay focused on what we like doing, which is creating high-quality cyber safety awareness material,” said Popcorn Training Chief Executive Officer, Anna Collard.

“We are pleased to have a new creative content group on board and are very motivated about increasing our footmark into South Africa,” said KnowBe4 Chief Executive Officer, Stu Sjouwerman.