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KnowBe4 launches AI-native platform AIDA to tighten security
Tue, 12th Mar 2024

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced the launch of its AI-native platform- Artificial Intelligence Defense Agents (AIDA). This innovation represents an integral leap in protecting users from the malicious exploitation of AI by cybercriminals.

AIDA empowers organisations by automating the dynamic selection of security awareness training, thereby providing users with a personalised learning experience tailored to their specific needs. This new technology signifies KnowBe4's dedication to using AI to fortify security measures and guard employees against social engineering.

The unveiling and demonstration of AIDA took place at KnowBe4's KB4-CON. The technology is seen as a crucial advancement in defending users against the hostile application of AI by cybercriminals. Preliminary testing of AIDA has already showcased its efficiency. As AI-based tech continues to be intertwined with KnowBe4's operations, defenses against all varieties of attacks are predicted to improve extensively.

AI has been highlighted as a potential game-changer by KnowBe4 for many years. The firm has been harnessing AI and implementing it across their operations. Extensive testing, research, and simulations have been carried out to understand how AI can be manipulated to enhance social engineering attacks and develop strategies to counter AI-enabled attacks.

"At KnowBe4, we have been using AI for nearly six years and embedding it in everything we do, ultimately to better protect our customers," explained Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4. "By significantly boosting the capabilities of AIDA, we are redefining success for organisations through the power of AI. AIDA adopts hyper-personalisation and engages users with tailored training and simulations, adapting in real-time to prepare employees for managing AI-driven social engineering attacks."

AIDA underlines KnowBe4's commitment to perpetually innovate and present its customers with the most cutting-edge and effective security management. By harnessing the power of AI, AIDA aims to educate employees on the dangers of social engineering, strengthening organisational defenses against cyber threats.