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Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

April 21, 2022

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KB4-CON 2022 — KnowBe4‘s first live conference in two years is focused on what the company says are the ABCs of strong security.

KB4-CON 2022 is taking place this week in Orlando, Florida. It is focusing on peer insights, product updates and best practices, and topics such as governance, risk and compliance (GRC), ransomware, cyber insurance and more.

Stu Sjouwerman is KnowBe4‘s CEO.


KnowBe4’s Stu Sjouwerman

“After two years of virtual events, we are thrilled to bring KB4-CON back to our customers and partners as an in-person event this year,” he said.

Awareness, behavior and culture are at the center of KB4-CON 2022, Sjouwerman said.

For fiscal year 2021, KnowBe4 reported a nearly 41% increase in revenue year-over-year, to $246.3 million. However, it reported a loss of nearly $12 million compared to a $2.4 million loss in 2020.

Human Firewall

Tony Jennings is KnowBe4‘s executive vice president of global partner and international sales.


KnowBe4’s Tony Jennings

“The theme of the entire conference is centered around our vision to drive the ABCs: awareness, behavior, which leads to a strong cybersecurity culture,” he said. “This is what we – KnowBe4 and our partners – jointly need to be messaging and educating customers on the true value of the eighth layer of security, which is what we refer to as the human firewall.”

KnowBe4 has created a “unique company culture internally,” Jennings said. Its primary goal to take that and build its program and partner community using those same principles.

These principles include “radical transparency” and “extreme ownership,” he said. Also, “Stu’s tagline to ‘do it right the first time, do it fast and have fun while you do it.'”

Scroll through our slideshow above for a Q&A with Jennings and more from KB4-CON 2022.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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