Industry-Leading Security Awareness Training Provider Enables Cloud Distribution, Interwork Technologies and YouSecure to Address Critical Security Risks

Pacific Grove, Calif., July 28, 2015 – Security Mentor, a pioneer of innovative security awareness training that drives real behavior change, today announced that the company has added Cloud Distribution, Interwork Technologies and YouSecure to its growing list of channel partners. Through partnerships with these leading Value Added Distributors (VADs), Security Mentor expands its global presence into new territories and empowers these companies to provide security awareness training to their customers worldwide, addressing the need to educate employees on the ever-increasing cyber-attacks faced on a daily basis.

“Distributors are uniquely suited to help resellers meet the security needs of their clients by offering an effective security awareness training solution,” said Marie White, CEO and President, Security Mentor. “Security Mentor’s award-winning security awareness training solution helps organizations educate employee to be more secure and results in real changes in end user behavior and a reduction in overall organizational risk. We are excited to welcome the regional presence and expertise of Cloud Distribution, Interwork Technologies and YouSecure to our global roster of partners which will assist us with the recruiting, training and onboarding of partners within our core, targeted growth regions.”

“The need for security awareness training is increasing dramatically, not only in Australia, but across the whole of Asia Pacific,” said Jason Burn, Director of Sales and Operations – Asia Pacific, Cloud Distribution. “Security Mentor’s approach of short lessons, and the gamification of the content, simplifies the learning process plus making it engaging for the user. This helps eliminate the feeling of security being a chore and helps with the retention of the information. Our partners and their clients are already seeing the benefits of such a highly effective education program as we launch throughout the Asia Pacific region.”

“Today’s comprehensive cyber security strategy has many technical elements, but it is imperative that companies include employee security awareness training as part of their overall strategy to ensure that security is top of mind,” said Carlos Rodrigues, Vice President of Sales North America, Interwork Technologies. “We have partnered with Security Mentor to bring our channel reseller partners the ability to offer ready-to-deploy security training, that is engaging and interactive to their customers in order to achieve compliance requirements, reduce risk and protect their brand.”

“Before we decided to become a Security Mentor VAD, we conducted a pretty extensive evaluation of the security awareness training market. What helped us eventually decide on Security Mentor was their completeness of vision, especially regarding their learning design,” said Richard Lown, Managing Director, YouSecure. “Most hard working employees have little time to maintain important levels of knowledge around how to be cyber secure, and yet lack of knowledge is the main cause of security breaches. Security Mentor’s brief, frequent and focused approach to learning translates to just 10 minutes of learning activity a month. That’s an investment in time we found most everyone was prepared to make.”

In April, Security Mentor announced its new Global Partner Program which provides distributors, resellers and integrators with the sales tools, marketing, and educational support services they need to minimize cost of sale while concurrently providing new profit opportunities in an accelerated security market. Key benefits of the Security Mentor Global Partner Program include:

  • High profit margins
  • Co-operative marketing and demand generation activities
  • High-touch selling to help qualify, position and close prospects as desired
  • Extensive marketing resources available

Partners worldwide can now offer Security Mentor’s training which drives real, immediate employee behavior change by combining engaging, highly interactive training with content-rich lessons that convey critical security information. The company’s groundbreaking “Brief, Frequent and Focused®” training model maximizes learning and keeps security top-of-mind. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the company on Twitter at @SecurityMentor and on LinkedIn.

About Security Mentor

Security Mentor’s groundbreaking and award-winning security awareness training elevates security and compliance by transforming your workforce into security savvy employees. With only 10 minutes/month, our interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format that drives real behavior change. The result: an engaged staff that values security. Security Mentor’s training is available as a cloud-based service from Security Mentor with username/password authentication or Federated Single Sign-on (SSO), or as SCORM 1.2 compliant modules for use on an organization’s own Learning Management System). Incorporated in 2008, Security Mentor has customers ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments. To learn more, view our two-minute introductory video or request a demo at

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