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KnowBe4 Adds Vendor Risk Management Capabilities to GRC Platform

KnowBe4, a security awareness training and simulated phishing platform provider, has integrated vendor risk management capabilities into its KCM governance, risk and compliance (GRC) offering.

KCM GRC enables organizations to perform assessments to measure third-party vendor risk, KnowBe4 said. After an initial vendor risk management assessment is completed, organizations can continually monitor against risk levels.

Furthermore, KCM GRC allows organizations to track vendor risk management insights within the platform, according to KnowBe4. KCM GRC also includes free and unlimited support.

Introducing KnowBe4's Phishing Email Reply Test

In addition to vendor risk management capabilities for KCM GRC, KnowBe4 this month announced Phishing Reply Test (PRT), a web-based tool to help organizations determine if their employees will respond to phishing emails.

PRT allows an organization to select and send an email template to employees and phish for responses, KnowBe4 indicated. It also provides insights into the number of employees who fall victim to a simulated phishing attack so an organization can tailor its cybersecurity training program accordingly.

A Closer Look at KnowBe4

KnowBe4 offers security awareness training and IT security tools to global organizations. The company received an $800 million valuation earlier this year and looks poised to accelerate its growth in the foreseeable future.

MSSPs and other technology resellers are working with KnowBe4, too.

KnowBe4 provides a channel partner program that enables MSSPs and other technology resellers to deliver KnowBe4's security awareness training and simulated phishing offerings. The program also is free to join and has no fees or purchase requirements.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.