Menu
US cyber vendor KnowBe4 lands in A/NZ

US cyber vendor KnowBe4 lands in A/NZ

Led by former Telstra and Optus exec Karina Mansfield

Stu Sjouwerman (KnowBe4)

Stu Sjouwerman (KnowBe4)

Credit: Stu Sjouwerman

Phishing and awareness training specialist KnowBe4 has become the latest US cyber security vendor to stamp a footprint on Australian and New Zealand soil.

The Florida-based company has opened a regional headquarters in Melbourne under the leadership of former Optus Business and Telstra executive Karina Mansfield.

“Opening a new office in Melbourne is a strategic move to expand KnowBe4’s global footprint in a new region,” Mansfield said.

“We look forward to setting up roots in Melbourne to contribute to the tech community and broader economy.”

According to a company blog post, Mansfield has more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions within sales, marketing and technology, serving most recently as state director for Optus Business in Victoria and Tasmania.

Before that, she spent 14 years at Telstra, acting as general manager for the Victoria and Tasmania government business during her final two.

“Karina is an accomplished, results-driven, c-level executive who comes to us with a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and technology,” said Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 CEO. “The Australian market is rife with opportunity when it comes to security awareness training and she will be a vital member of the team in this new area of the world for KnowBe4.”

Founded in 2010, KnowBe4 provides security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform to allegedly 25,000 customers worldwide.

The vendor has offices in the UK, The Netherlands and Singapore and operates a global channel partner program encompassing managed services and manages security services providers, as well as resellers. 

KnowBe4 joins a fleet of global cyber security vendors to hit the Australian market in the last few months, including Pcysys, ShadowLens and TriSecOps.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags TelstraOptus BusinessKnowBe4Karina Mansfield

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the annual Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months.

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2019
Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards

Reseller News hosted its second annual alumnae breakfast for the Women in ICT Awards in New Zealand, designed to showcase the leading female leaders in the industry. Held at The Cordis in Auckland, attendees came together to hear inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, alongside high-level networking among peers. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News hosts alumnae breakfast for Women in ICT Awards
Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 480 technology leaders in Auckland on 23 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, emerging entrants and innovative start-ups.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners
Show Comments