KnowBe4 Expansion a Nod to the Fast-Growing and Collaborative Dutch Cybersecurity Ecosystem

The U.S.-based world leader in cybersecurity awareness training and simulated phishing platforms bases its EMEA headquarters in the Netherlands.  

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In a strategic move to bolster its European operations, KnowBe4, the leading cybersecurity company has officially opened its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters in the Netherlands. 

Long at the forefront of cybersecurity, KnowBe4 focuses on a challenging aspect of the field: human error. With the ever-evolving threat landscape, educating and training employees to recognize and thwart potential cyber threats is more critical than ever.  

First-rate digital infrastructure 

KnowBe4’s decision to set up its EMEA headquarters in the Netherlands reflects the country’s reputation as a tech-savvy nation open to creativity and innovation. The Dutch digital infrastructure is a robust backbone for cybersecurity businesses, offering a highly reliable and advanced network that supports secure data transmission and communication.  

With the country’s top connectivity and a well-connected internet ecosystem, KnowBe4 has access to a secure operating environment, ensuring data integrity and availability. Moreover, the Netherlands’ stringent data protection and privacy regulations further reinforce its appeal to cybersecurity companies, fostering trust and compliance within the industry.  

Leveraging a strategic location 

KnowBe4’s Dutch branch, now in the Central Park office building in Utrecht, the Netherlands, offers a central and accessible location that facilitates business operations across Europe. This move demonstrates the company’s commitment to the country and underscores its desire to be at the heart of Europe’s thriving digital gateway.  

Through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Netherlands fosters collaboration between government and businesses to enhance the digital resilience of Dutch society—one of many reasons, along with its strong digital infrastructure—international security agencies like NATO have established operations in the country 

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A resilient cybersecurity ecosystem  

KnowBe4’s expansion in the Netherlands signifies a major milestone in the company’s growth trajectory. Additionally, it underscores the country’s critical role in securing the digital future of organizations across Europe and beyond. As cyber threats continue to evolve, KnowBe4’s presence in the Netherlands will help businesses in the region stay ahead of the curve by training their employees to be the first line of defense against cyberattacks.  

As home to Europe’s largest security cluster, The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the Netherlands’ cybersecurity ecosystem within the Hague also includes Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre and NATO’s Communications and Information (NCI) Agency 

The nation’s significant role in cybersecurity and its exceptional collaborative nature thrives due to its robust triple helix approach, bringing together government, industry and academia, and resulting in national cyber testbeds, national awareness programs and joined research and innovation programs. Collaboration is further bolstered by its multilingual, tech-savvy workforce. Leading schools like TU Delft, Leiden University, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente provide cybersecurity-focused businesses with a steady pool of skilled talent trained in digital security applications.  

About KnowBe4 

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 60,000 organizations around the globe. 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.  

Source: KnowBe4 

25 September 2023

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