Cape Town, South Africa – SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist Anna Collard at KnowBe4 Africa, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has been awarded the ISACA South Africa Chapter 2020 President’s Award.
ISACA is a global association that provides IT experts with knowledge, credentials, training and community in audit, management, risk, privacy and security.
The ISACA South Africa Awards is the highest honor the chapter bestows on individuals for their appreciation for their active role in technology, information and cyber security, governance, risk and innovation in South Africa. The President’s award is chosen exclusively by the President and is awarded for dedication to service and leadership within the field in South Africa. Collard received the coveted award during a virtual award and prize-giving ceremony on October 30th.
The award recognizes Collard’s leadership, excellence, and professionalism in training in cybersecurity awareness. Collard started Popcorn Training, a KnowBe4 company, seven years ago and made it one of the first companies in the world to use story-based, engaging video and game content to teach people how to stay safe online. Popcorn has been awarded several international awards for its content, and Collard was also awarded an Innovations Throughout Africa Award at Women in Tech Africa earlier this year.
“Anna is a respected cyber security leader and company that built her security awareness training organization from the ground up,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “She has many globally recognized certificates and is a prestigious speaker. Anna deserves this recognition and KnowBe4 is proud to have her as part of the team.”
“I am delighted to receive this honor, which I believe recognizes the efforts of local and global KnowBe4 teams to take a new and more effective approach to safety training,” Collard said.
About KnowBe4 KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35,000 organizations around the world. KnowBe4 was founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman and helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, fraud by CEOs and other social engineering tactics through a new school approach to security awareness training . Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cyber security 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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