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Forrester names CybSafe a Security Awareness & Training Leader

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8 April 2022

CybSafe racked up impressive scores in The Forrester Wave™: Security Awareness And Training Solutions, Q1 2022. In this blog, our CEO and founder, Oz Alashe MBE, shares his thoughts on the importance of the report.


The Forrester Wave™: Security Awareness And Training Solutions evaluated the 11 most significant vendors of SA&T. They were scored across 30 different criteria and ranked based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. 

We received the highest possible score in 10 different criteria, including:

  • Security behavior
  • Human risk scoring
  • Security culture betterment
  • Reporting capabilities
  • Product vision
  • Commercial model


What makes CybSafe stand out? 

We’ve created an intelligent platform that places people at the heart of the experience. Using behavioral science and data, we’re helping security professionals globally to manage human-based risk. 

Our mission is, and always has been, to revolutionise the way organizations mitigate human cyber risk. The report shows we’re well on our way to achieving this. It recommends transformational CISOs “looking for an entirely new way to solve the human risk problem should investigate CybSafe”. 

So, what sets us apart? 


Revolution, NOT evolution

Jinan Budge, Principal Analyst at Forrester’s security and risk division, writes that for too long the cyber security sector has seen slow evolution. From tick-box training and uninspiring content libraries, Jinan asks: “why are we doing the thing in the first place?”. 

At CybSafe, we believe providing training for the sake of training is a waste of time for everyone involved. Even when the most innovative of applications are applied, improving measures that don’t work is pointless! What the sector needs is a revolution, not an evolution.

To achieve this, businesses need to move on from more useless e-learning and focus on the things that matter. Such as going beyond awareness training, to target behavior and cultural change.

The report confirms vendors stubbornly relying on traditional ideas of training are missing the big picture. If you’ve come across CybSafe before, you’ll know we’ve been singing this tune for a while. 

Our solutions are ahead of the curve and are built to create lasting change. That’s why we were the only vendor to receive a top score in the ‘security culture betterment’ criteria.


We know metrics matter

Traditional security culture metrics are being stamped out and rightly so. Engagement or training completion rates don’t help you reduce human risk! 

Meaningful metrics measure behavior. From there, organizations can gain insight on what they need to do to improve their security programme. 

The report recognised CybSafe for disrupting the security market with an innovative approach to behavioral and data science. By harnessing data, the platform helps organizations change security behaviors and influence a positive security culture. Ultimately, it helps security professionals better manage human cyber risk.  

We’re changing the game when it comes to advanced analytics, and we’re making it easier to make better decisions about cyber security risk. As a result, we were identified for pioneering a new approach to SA&T, with one of the most innovative products in the market. 

CybSafe’s mission remains

At CybSafe, we’re aiming to revolutionize the way organizations mitigate human cyber risk. That’s been our mission since day zero. Even before we began, we felt tick-box security awareness training was letting people down.  Quite simply, the training wasn’t mitigating (and still doesn’t mitigate) human cyber risk. We wanted to change that. There had to be more the security industry could do.


In the market for a cyber security solution? 

Forrester’s Security Awareness and Training Solutions report is the place to start. Led by Jinan Budge, a Principal Analyst enabling CISOs to lead cyber secure organizations, the report evaluates the top vendors in the security market. 

You can find out more about CybSafe’s solutions by having a chat with us today.


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