KnowBe4 Hires Karina Mansfield as New Managing Director for Australia

New managing director part of KnowBe4's efforts to build strong team and bolster activities in a new region

TAMPA BAY, Florida, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced the hiring of Karina Mansfield as the new managing director for Australia.

Karina Mansfield, Managing Director, Australia, KnowBe4
Karina Mansfield, Managing Director, Australia, KnowBe4

Mansfield has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions within sales, marketing and technology. Previously, she was state director, Victoria/Tasmania for Optus Business, where she drove people engagement, growth across all business metrics and was a brand ambassador and network facilitator. Prior to her role at Optus Business, Mansfield worked for Telstra where she was general manager for Victoria/Tasmania government. She studied her Executive MBA at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

"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, CEO, KnowBe4. "The Australian market is rife with opportunity when it comes to security awareness training and she will be a vital member to the team in this new area of the world for KnowBe4."

"I couldn't pass up the opportunity to join an exciting, forward-thinking company that's renowned for an outstanding culture, product and service," said Mansfield. "KnowBe4 has been established as a global leader in the security awareness space and is unlike anything currently in the market today. Leading the business in this region will allow me to build a dream team, which was one of the major perks of this job opportunity."

Come and meet Mansfield and the team at the 2019 Australian Cyber Conference Melbourne, October 7-9 and the WA Cyber Security Awards in Perth, October 10-11. KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick is the keynote speaker for both events. KnowBe4 will also have a booth.

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About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 28,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.

Number 161 on the list Inc. 500 of 2019, #34 on 2018's Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and #2 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500, KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with offices in Brazil, Australia, Japan, England, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore.

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