The institution’s efforts to raise awareness about cybersecurity threats and to protect institutional and personal information are recognized by industry experts.
Tampa, Fla., May 14, 2019 – Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, was recently presented with the first ever KnowBe4 Sharky Awards for Best Security Awareness Plan and Best Phishing Campaign. The Sharky Awards recognize organizations and cybersecurity professionals who have gone above and beyond in the area of security awareness training and simulated phishing. Sharky Award winners were celebrated during a ceremony on Thursday, May 9 at KB4-Con, the second annual KnowBe4 user conference in Orlando.
“As the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, we are committed to making the jobs of cybersecurity professionals easier with new tools and training for their users,” CEO of KnowBe4 Stu Sjouwerman said. “The Sharky Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the organizations that are embracing KnowBe4’s security awareness platform and implementing it creatively and successfully.”
“UMA is honored to receive two Sharky Awards in recognition of our Security Awareness Training and our Strive for 5 campaign that aims to keep institutional phishing email test failures below 5%,” Chief Information Officer at UMA Jeremy Wilson said. “Combating cybersecurity threats is vital to our operations. We are encouraged that UMA’s impassioned push to share best practices to help employees protect institutional and personal information was recognized by such a prestigious partner.”
Sharky Award nominees were reviewed by a panel of KnowBe4 judges and winners were recognized in seven categories:
- Best Landing Page
- Best Security Awareness Plan
- Best User Story
- Best Phishing Template
- Best Phishing Campaign
- Top Product Advocate
- Most Valuable Partner
About Ultimate Medical Academy
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 50,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/.
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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 25,000 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 96 on the list Inc. 500 of 2018, number 34 on 2018’s Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and 2nd place in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500, KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida, with offices in Brazil, England, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore.