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Meet unicorn cybersecurity startup KnowBe4, which has a trickster CEO, a legendary felon as its 'chief hacking officer,' and a rumored IPO on the horizon

Meet unicorn cybersecurity startup KnowBe4, which has a trickster CEO, a legendary felon as its 'chief hacking officer,' and a rumored IPO on the horizon

KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman
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Unicorn cybersecurity startup KnowBe4 is reportedly preparing for an IPO.




The company sells cybersecurity training and tries to trick its customers' employees into clicking on fake emails and phony social media notifications.




This kind of training is more important than ever as remote work has left employees particularly susceptible to social engineering attacks, as evidenced by a hack on Twitter and other attacks.




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Cybersecurity training startup KnowBe4 is anything but dull: It has a rumored initial public offering on the horizon, a legendary, convicted-felon hacker helping to lead the company, and routinely catfishes its paying customers.Its eccentric tactics come in handy, because training employees on safe cybersecurity practices has never been more important than it is now with millions of people working remotely, far from the oversight of IT staff. There are lots of interesting things about KnowBe4, beginning with its possible public offering ahead. A mammoth, $309 million private equity funding round in June 2019 gave KnowBe4 a billion-dollar valuation, and the 1,000-employee Florida firm is readying itself for an IPO, Reuters reported earlier this month.KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman is firmly tight-lipped about the rumored IPO a?? which sources told Reuters could come later this year or early 2021 a?? as is lead investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. But that is virtually the only topic that the colorful company is reticent about.
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