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KnowBe4 announces winners of 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards
Tue, 30th Jan 2024

The world's largest provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms, KnowBe4, has unveiled the winners of its 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards. Notable recipients of this accolade include Sekuro Operations, Privasec and CCL. KnowBe4 partners continue to progress the human risk management sector in cybersecurity, a testament to their commitment to enhancing organisational security posture and fortifying security culture.

The awards programme, held annually, acknowledges the most innovative and exceptional KnowBe4 channel partners in selected regions, spanning various crucial categories.

Tony Jennings, EVP of International and Global Channel Sales and 2023 CRN Channel Chief, expressed excitement about announcing the winners of the 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards. He acknowledged the leading role these partners play in addressing evolving threats across the Asia-Pacific region and highlighted their commitment to transforming security culture through the platform. 

Tony Jennings affirmed, "We are excited to name the winners of our 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards. These partners are leading the charge with us to address ever-evolving threats across Asia-Pacific."

"We are proud of our progress toward our joint mission to help organisations leverage our platform to transform their security culture. We thank these partners for their dedication and look forward to a successful 2024," said Jennings. 

Kirsten Esposito, VP of Global Channel Sales and 2023 CRN Women of the Channel honoured, commented on the programme, explaining that its dedication to data-driven decision-making is a distinct characteristic. "We look at objective criteria for each award category and identify the partners who outperform in these metrics."

"These are the same partners also excelling at delighting their customers, ongoing innovation, and security thought leadership in the market. This final group of winners completes our overall 2023 global partner programme awards class," said Esposito. 

Among the KnowBe4 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards winners was PT Seraphim Digital Technology, honoured with the Partner to Watch, Asia designation. Networld Corporation claimed the Partner to Watch, Japan title, while Sekuro Operations obtained the Partner to Watch, Australia and New Zealand award.

Moreover, Privasec was named Marketing Innovator of the Year, and CCL secured the Product Champion of the Year title. The overall Partner of the Year award was given to Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd.

KnowBe4 is the world's largest provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms, catering to more than 65,000 organisations across the globe. Developed by IT and data security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 supports a new-school approach to awareness training on security, raising awareness around ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics.

The late Kevin Mitnick, a globally recognised cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer contributed to the design of the KnowBe4 training, which is based on his widely documented social engineering strategies. The KnowBe4 platform is relied upon by organisations to educate their end users as their final line of defence, thereby strengthening their security culture and minimising human risk.