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KnowBe4 Overview

Clearwater, FL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
KnowBe4, Inc. is a high growth information security company. We are the world’s largest provider of new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing. KnowBe4 was created to help organizations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. Tens of ... Read more

Mission: We are in the business of enabling employees to make smarter security decisions, every day.

Company Updates

  • The coziest holiday at KnowBe4! The Knowsters received custom hoodies to keep warm through the Winter months!

    Holiday Hoodies For All!

    Everyone loves free swag! For the holidays the Knowsters received special KnowBe4 hoodies to keep us warm!

  • With great accomplishments come great celebrations! KnowBe4 recently achieved the goal of breaking $100,000,000 in sales!

    8 Years and $100,000,000 Later!

    To announce KnowBe4's impressive achievement of hitting $100 million in sales, we had a plane pulling a custom banner fly around the KnowBe4 office building!

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KnowBe4 – Why Work For Us?

“You could spend a fortune purchasing technology and services, and your network infrastructure could still remain vulnerable to old-fashioned manipulation.” — Kevin Mitnick.

“The adage is true that the security systems have to win every time, the attacker only has to win once.” —Dustin Dykes.

We are ranked #3 best place to work in technology nationwide by Fortune Magazine and have placed #1 or #2 in The Tampa Bay Best Workplaces Survey for the last three years. We also just had our 22nd record-setting quarter in a row!

KnowBe4 Philosophy

We are happy to go against the grain.
We’re not a company that turns out bloatware year after year.
We don’t work with only the bottom line in mind.
And we feel fine with all that.

We’re a team of free-thinking techies, who look at IT security issues a little differently.
Where other IT security companies may value profits, we value, well…security.
We are not in the pocket of any of the large players.
We answer to no one but IT admins in the trenches.

Our rules are: “Do it right the first time, do it fast, and have fun while you do it”.
We work like that, because we think it’s the only way to go.
We believe that only with community you can effectively secure your domains.
We believe that as IT Admins we need to hang together, because if we don’t we will hang alone.

We’re not just a different kind of security company, we are a security company that together with you, makes a difference.


KnowBe4 Is Hiring

We are building a great company and we are hiring! We are looking for productive people who need a purpose, not just a paycheck. People who like games and want to play to win. We are unusually & remarkably transparent with our staff. (We don't have an open door policy but a "no door" policy.)

The three golden rules of KnowBe4 are:

1) Do It Right The First Time (and if not, learn fast and then do it right.)

2) Do It Fast (be highly productive and work to improve.).

3) Have Fun While You Do It (we work with the spirit of play!)

We work like that, because we think it’s the only way to go. We want people who see the value of our service and who are passionate about what we do. People who will get behind us and really contribute.

KnowBe4 is made up of people who carry their own weight and earn based on their own production as well as the production of the team they are a part of. The people of KnowBe4 are top performers and we are constantly looking for more team members.

We take great care of our customers and we are looking for people who share our view and are committed to serve the greater good. We do not expect perfection but we do expect you to push as close to it in anything you do. Because what’s the point in doing it if it’s not the best it can be?

We are a company that makes a difference and we are looking for people who are willing to work hard to do the same.

With the addition of the ModStore, KnowBe4 now has the most comprehensive security awareness training library on the planet. Combine that with an award winning culture, unlimited PTO, relaxed dress code and fun atmosphere (game room ping pong table/250 classic arcade games).

Of course earning potential is important to sales reps. KnowBe4 features an uncapped commission structure with monthly company wide bonuses (top Enterprise Rep earned over $397k in 2017, top SMB Rep earned over $137k)

KnowBe4 already has more customers than anyone else in this industry and we have barely scratched the surface. There are still hundreds and thousands of businesses in the U.S. alone that need our services. 

Our CEO, development team, and course design team work hard to ensure additions we add to our security awareness training platform continue to keep us ahead of the curve in comparison to competitors.

The leads, our selling system, the constant improvements/feature additions makes this a very easy platform for our reps to demonstrate value to our prospects. This results in lots of sales, meaning we will continue to expand the sales force in 2018. 

The image below is a prime example of our rapid growth. We now have over 400 employees and plan to add many more to the KnowBe4 family. If you are ready for a salesperson's dream, apply today!

KnowBe4 is the world's most popular platform for new-school security awareness training. We help organizations to manage the increasingly urgent security problem of 'social engineering'.

Let’s define the term 'Social Engineering'. Social Engineering is the art of manipulating, influencing, or deceiving you in order to gain control over your computer system. The hacker might use the phone, email, snail mail or direct contact to gain illegal access. Phishing, spear-phishing, and CEO Fraud are forms of social engineering.

KnowBe4 uses a 3-step 'new-school' awareness training program:

1) Send every employee a simulated phishing attack and see what the Phish-prone (click-happy) percentage of the organization is.

2) Step all employees through interactive, on-demand, engaging training through their browser.

3) Send frequent simulated phishing attacks to keep them on their toes with security top of mind!

KnowBe4 Reviews

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    "Great Company, Amazing Employees"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KnowBe4 full-time (Less than a year)


    Extensive training
    Great work perks
    Fully paid medical insurance
    Amazing coworkers
    Great company goals
    Every morning at 9 am the entire company attends a meeting with the CEO, this gives a very personable feel to the company and keeps all employees informed and in the know.


    Nothing that is serious enough to come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great training, the support you give the staff is so valuable.

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KnowBe4 Interviews



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    Benefits Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at KnowBe4 (Clearwater, FL) in April 2018.


    I recently interviewed for KnowBe4 by phone and an in-person panel interview. The interview and onboarding process was extremely organized, proactive and efficient. Prior to my experience with KB4, I previously interviewed for HR positions with two large and renowned professional service firms in Tampa/St. Petersburg . I found that KnowBe4's interview process was far more streamlined and effective than both of these large professional firms, which I found incredibly impressive! I interviewed with Drew, Michele and Erika (all of which were wonderful!) in a lovely glass room overlooking Clearwater Beach. The interview was relaxed and friendly while still being extremely substantive and informative. I really appreciate how communicative and easily accessible the HR Team was during this process. The entire team is incredibly knowledgable, friendly, helpful and upbeat. My experience via phone and in-person at KnowBe4 was hands-down the best interviewing process I have ever witnessed, as an interviewee and as an HR professional!

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KnowBe4 Awards & Accolades

  • #34 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2018
  • 1st place in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's best places to work for XL companies in 2018, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2018
  • Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2018
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies - #96, Inc. 500/5000, 2018
  • No. 2 of the World's Hottest Security Companies, Cybersecurity Ventures, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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