The only early stage company to come out on top in The Forrester Wave™ 2020 Security, Training, and Awareness Wave
BERKELEY, Calif. – Elevate Security, a platform that measures, influences, and reduces human cybersecurity risk, today announced it has been named a Leader with the Strongest Offering in The Forrester Wave™: Security, Awareness and Training, Q1 2020. The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise security, awareness, and training market and evaluates vendors based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. In the Current Offering category, Elevate Security is the top-ranked provider with a score of 5.0 (0 to 5 scale) in five out of seven criteria.
The Forrester Wave™ report evaluated today’s leading enterprise security, awareness and training solutions based on 23 criteria and shows how each provider measures up and helps security professionals select the right provider based on their organizations’ needs. Forrester also considered factors like behavior and culture change and positive content as key differentiators in their analysis citing, “As traditional training becomes less effectiveby alienating users and as personal cybersafety becomes critical, S&R pros seek solutions that focus on behavior and culture change, global support and localization, and positive, hopeful content.”
“We are humbled by the placement in the Forrester Wave,” commented Robert Fly, CEO of Elevate Security. “We created our company three years ago with one mission – give CISOs a unique set of tools to help them measure risk and influence change within their organizations, without using scare tactics. It’s amazing to have validation from Forrester that this is something the market wants at this time.”
The Forrester Wave™ analysis reports that:
“Elevate Security is disrupting the SA&T market with a new training approach. Offering customers a departure from ancient cybersecurity employee training rhetoric, Elevate uses behavioral science, specifically the concept of social proof, to influence behavioral change. The platform provides insights to measure and understand risk and “nudges” users to adjust their behavior. To do this, the platform ingests data on security behaviors from various tools and measures changes in behavior after training (e.g., adoption of password managers or VPN connections). The vendor’s nudging concept provides gentle reminders and motivates users by showing them their cybersafety status relative to the community.”
Masha Sedova, Co-Founder and CPO of Elevate Security added, “when we began this process, we were delighted to see that Forrester was moving toward evaluating security providers on more than just traditional training – they are now placing a higher emphasis on the human element and using positivity to change behaviors. This is where we truly are the strongest offering – our platform changes security behaviors and improves culture using the enterprises’ biggest asset, humans.”
About Elevate Security
Elevate Security is focused on the human element – measuring, influencing, and reducing human risk. Using data companies already have, Elevate Security scores employee risk based on their security actions, showing actionable trends while delivering personalized communications that nudge employees to improve security habits unique to them. Elevate Security gives CISOs the power to turn every employee into a security superhero, and equips the organization to succeed against today’s people centered risk. Enterprise customers across industries, from healthcare to software, have seen employee detection and reporting of attacks improve by 5x or more. With offices in Berkeley, CA, and Montreal, Elevate is backed by Defy Partners, Costanoa Ventures, and is currently hiring. To learn more, visit https://elevatesecurity.com/.