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South Africa based Popcorn Training – a KnowBe4 company recognized as Gold Winner in Security Awareness category for the 11th Annual 2019 Golden Bridge Awards and Silver in the Security Awareness Computer-Based Training category in 14th Annual Network Products Guide’s 2019 IT World Awards.

KnowBe4 has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards in three categories: Support Department of the Year, Management Achievement of the Year and Security Awareness (Popcorn Training).

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019 during the annual Red Carpet SVUS Awards Ceremony.

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“It’s an honor to be named a gold winner by Golden Bridge Awards in multiple categories for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “We offer unrivaled customer support, with an average customer satisfaction rating of 98% or higher and a median reply time of under an hour. Our subsidiary, Popcorn Training, is leading South Africa in the security awareness market, so we’re excited to see them earn this well-deserved recognition.”

More than 160 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2019 Golden Bridge Awards Finalists and Winners.

“The award was for our “StandUps 4 Security” series where we produced security awareness modules in collaboration with South African comedians, inspired by a real-life event when a comedy club was hacked,” says Anna Collard, CEO, Popcorn Training. “We worked with exceptional comedic local talent to tell locally relevant security stories and the fact that these have become internationally recognized and acknowledged is a huge achievement for us.”

This is not the first time that Popcorn Training has received accolades for the work it has done in this space. The company was the Silver Winner in the 2019 IT World Awards for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training, achieving further recognition for its StandUps 4 Security series. The awards are considered the among the most prestigious in the industry, recognizing security focused for innovation and implementation in this complex market.