- SecurityCoach assists IT and security professionals in establishing a robust security culture by providing real-time security coaching to their users in response to dangerous security behavior.
KnowBe4, a security platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing attacks, announced the launch of SecurityCoach, a new, first-of-its-kind offering that provides real-time security coaching focused on lowering risky behavior. HDR correlates, detects, and responds to the tens of thousands of observed events associated with the risky security behavior of an organization’s users created within the current security infrastructure.
Cybercriminals utilize social engineering tactics such as phishing, spear phishing, and impersonation to deceive an organization’s employees in an attempt to hack into it, resulting in significant downtime and security breach threats. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of data breaches involve human error. However, IDC reported that fewer than 3% of IT budgets are spent securing the human layer.
SecurityCoach assists IT and security professionals in establishing a robust security culture by providing real-time security coaching to their users in response to dangerous security behavior. By leveraging an organization’s current security stack, IT/security professionals may set up their real-time coaching campaigns to quickly send a SecurityTip relevant to a detected incident.
Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of, KnowBe4, said, “With SecurityCoach, we are introducing a new product category that automates the delivery of real-time security coaching and advice to help end users enhance their cybersecurity knowledge and strengthen their role in contributing to a strong security culture. KnowBe4 is driving a new human-centric category in cybersecurity (HDR), entirely focused on helping our customers improve their security posture by inoculating their end users against security threats using our new-school security awareness platform. We anticipate this to be one of the most impactful products that we have ever introduced, making a significant difference in improving security culture and enabling IT/security professionals to conduct meaningful and measurable automated security coaching campaigns.”
SecurityCoach delivers contextual, real-time coaching that reinforces security awareness training and policies, increases knowledge retention, and helps users comprehend the dangers connected with their actions towards an organization’s users.