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“Homeoffice: How to secure your data correctly against cybercriminals” – SoSafe in the Handelsblatt Podcast

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SoSafe empowers organizations to build a security culture and turn their employees into active assets against security threats. Powered by behavioral science and smart algorithms, SoSafe‘s agile awareness programs are easy to deploy, scale, and fun to use.

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January 18, 2022

SoSafe secures $73 million in Series B to fuel international growth of its cyber security awareness and human risk management platform

  • SoSafe, one of the world’s fastest-growing cyber security awareness providers, has closed a Series B funding round after having tripled its headcount to more than 250 in the past year
  • The round was led by expansion-stage specialists Highland Europe with participation from current investors Acton Capital and Global Founders Capital (GFC), as well as SAP Hybris founder Carsten Thoma, La Famiglia and Adjust founder Christian Henschel
  • With the funding, SoSafe will accelerate its presence in international markets and scale the development of its behavioral science-based, human-centric security solution, and aims to double the team to 500 employees


SoSafe expands top management team to further strengthen key business areas

  • SoSafe, one of the leading providers of security awareness platforms in Europe, doubles down on international growth by hiring three senior professionals for management positions.
  • The newcomers bring valuable experience from top-class SaaS and tech companies as well as their own start-ups.
  • With these hires, SoSafe is strengthening the important business areas Product, Customer Success and People.


SoSafe has been recognized in Now Tech report for “Security Awareness and Training, Q4 2021”

  • SoSafe, one of the leading security awareness platform providers in Europe, has been recognized in the “Now Tech: Security Awareness and Training, Q4 2021” report.
  • The report’s analysis shows that clients are using SA&T providers to measure human risk, focus resources, and shape culture.


“Don’t be a phish” – Initiative by SoSafe and botfrei for European Cybersecurity Month

  • Cyberattacks are on the rise and represent a huge risk for both individuals and organizations.
  • The European Cybersecurity Month provides information about security in digital spaces.
  • SoSafe and botfrei offer free cyber security training for citizens with the Phish Test.


SoSafe expands management team and accelerates international growth

  • SoSafe has acquired Carina Haylock as Vice President Marketing and Daniel Hubrich as Vice President Sales.
  • In doing so, SoSafe is responding to the growing demand for cyber security solutions that focus on the human factor, thereby driving the company forward.
  • These experienced tech leaders will expand their teams, and with them begin the next phase of the company’s international growth.


Minimizing cyber security risks at SMEs: SoSafe and Zurich Versicherung begin partnership

  • Cyberattacks are the greatest business risk facing companies worldwide, and cause billions in damages every year.
  • Zurich Schweiz relies on SoSafe’s awareness platform and offers free, preventive security training to its cyber insurance customers.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland that obtain cyber insurance from Zurich now benefit from free training for employees.


SoSafe among finalists for Deutscher Gründerpreis

SoSafe has been nominated for the renowned Deutscher Gründerpreis, and is one of the three finalsits in the StartUp category. The Deutscher Gründerpreis is awarded by stern, Sparkassen, ZDF and Porsche, and distinguishes successful entrepreneurs and their companies.


SoSafe adds Data Protection to its e-learning service

SoSafe is expanding its awareness platform, and now offers various e-learning modules on the topic of data protection. Employees are educated on this topic in a time-efficient, gamified manner. Companies and organizations can thus meet GDPR compliance requirements in under 25 minutes, which also significantly reduces the risk of a considerable fine.


COVID-19 and home office work highlight the relevance of cyber security awareness training: At SoSafe, all signs point to growth

SoSafe exceeded the 100-employee mark in March. This growth is partially due to the growing importance of the human factor in cyber security. International expansion and the introduction of new data protection products are now helping to drive the company’s growth.


SoSafe publishes Human Risk Review 2021: COVID-19 and home office work make cyberattacks more successful

The results of the annual report show that employees of European companies are being increasingly targeted by cyberattacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus also play a critical role in protecting companies from these dangers. The report provides a general overview of the cyberthreat landscape, and places particular emphasis on the human factor as well as the technical and psychological tactics that cybercriminals use to get recipients to click the links in their phishing emails.


SoSafe and partners launch Advent calendar campaign “Safe in Advent” again

The Christmas season is approaching and for many, opening 24 Advent calendar doors is one of the most cherished December rituals. In keeping with this, the “Safe in Advent” campaign is being launched for the second time – brought to life by SoSafe and supported by numerous partners. In the digital Advent calendar, users can expect useful tips and content behind each door that will help them to be more secure in the digital space.


SoSafe acquires Frank Piotraschke as VP Revenue and Growth

Frank Piotraschke is now responsible for expanding and managing Sales, and is paving the way for the future. The SaaS company is making use of Piotraschke’s years of experience in leading sales positions in the cloud computing sector, and with him hopes to achieve its ambitious growth targets for the coming years.


SoSafe acquires antivirus service provider Avira as a customer

With Avira, one of the leading manufacturers of cyber security software, SoSafe has acquired yet another big-name customer for its training solution. SoSafe’s e-learning platform and phishing simulation have been in use since the beginning of the year.


SoSafe takes over project management for Botfrei’s 10th birthday

Cyber security portal is celebrating its 10th birthday, and in the future will be operated by SoSafe in cooperation with eyeo GmbH. The website and social media channels were redesigned for the anniversary.


Coronavirus and home office work increase relevance of awareness – Acton Capital as new investor

As part of the expansion of the Pre-Series A Round, SoSafe has gained a strong new partner. International corporation VC Action Capital is, along with Global Founders Capital, the second investor in the group of shareholders. With its new growth capital, SoSafe is also responding to the increased customer demand triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.


New round of financing

More capital for accelerated growth: As part of a Pre-Series A Round, SoSafe GmbH acquired a seven-digit sum in capital from current investor Global Founders Capital.


“Don’t be a phish” – Evaluation of phishing simulation for civilians: 3000 participants, 37% success rate, one criminal complaint!

Civilians were given the opportunity to test their skills for detecting phishing attempts and fraudulent emails as part of the European Cybersecurity Month initiative “Don’t be a phish”. Participants were able to visit and have realistic phishing emails sent to them, and would receive a detailed explanation if they fell for the trap. Some of the results from the campaign are surprising: nearly 23% of all emails were clicked on. Based on the participants who…


Half-time status of the “Don’t be a phish” campaign for European Cybersecurity Month

With support from Mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker, various partners from Cologne, Leverkusen, and the Rhein-Erft-Kreis (including law enforcement, the Cities of Leverkusen and Cologne, the Internet association eco e.V., and the companies Trusted Shops and eyeo), as well as cyber security company SoSafe, initiated a free cyber security training service on October 1, 2019 to protect against Internet fraud. By visiting, interested civilians, associations, and companies were able to sign up and receive three simulated phishing emails within one week. This allows both the spam filter to be evaluated, and…


Cyber security: DEKRA partners with SoSafe

Incapacitated systems, extortion, and over 55 billion euros in damages every year – these are the effects of cyberattacks on German companies every year. The most frequent gateways are employees who click on attachments or links in phishing emails. Through the targeted manipulation of recipients, hackers are able to access sensitive information or passwords, or infiltrate company networks. Technical security precautions alone do not provide sufficient protection against these attacks. Together with SoSafe GmbH, the DEKRA Akademie is now helping companies easily and directly provide their employees with education and training on these dangers during the workday. This partnership…


Global Founders Capital invests in cyber security company SoSafe

Cologne-based provider of cyber security training, SoSafe, has gained Global Founders Capital (GFC) as a major partner for further establishing its position in the rapidly growing market of cyber security training for employees.
Major recent hacking attacks, such as the incidents at Krauss-Maffei or the hospitals in Neuss and Fürstenfeldbruck, as well as the large-scale “Emotet” waves in recent months, demonstrate how effective and dangerous cyberattacks against employees can be. According to estimates, more than 90% of all successful company hacks currently begin with a phishing email. In particular…

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