KnowBe4’s Security Awareness Essentials Certified in Association With the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre
November 2020 by Marc Jacob
KnowBe4 announced that its Security Awareness Essentials course is now certified in association with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, formerly GCHQ).
The NCSC’s certification program is designed to assure high quality training courses delivered by experienced training providers. Courses are assessed at two levels: Awareness for those new to cyber security to give a thorough foundation in the subject and application for anyone looking for in-depth courses for their professional development.
Security awareness training is critical to protect organisations from breaches. According to Carbon Black, 88% of UK companies have suffered breaches within the last 12 months. Social engineering attacks such as phishing rank as one of the top causes of breaches, reported by the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.