Cyber security company KnowBe4 to set up HQ in Melbourne

US company KnowBe4 has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its Australia-New Zealand headquarters.

KnowBe4 is the latest cyber company to invest in Victoria and follows in the footsteps of Mimecast, Leidos and CT4.

“Opening a new office in Melbourne is a strategic move to expand KnowBe4’s global footprint in a new region,” said KnowBe4’s Australian managing director, Karina Mansfield.

“We look forward to setting up roots in Melbourne to contribute to the tech community and broader economy.”

Used by more than 25,000 organisations worldwide, and with offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa and Singapore, KnowBe4 is a provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.

The tech industry in Melbourne employs more than 137,900 people across more than 19,300 businesses, generating $36.6 billion in annual revenue.

“Melbourne has world leading tech capabilities and is home to some of the best and brightest minds in the field of cybersecurity,” said Victoria’s economic development minister Tim Pallas.

“This decision by KnowBe4 to set up its Australia New Zealand HQ in Melbourne is a strong vote of confidence in our thriving tech industry and our cybersecurity know-how.”

Other leading cybersecurity organisations that call Melbourne home include the Oceania Cyber Security Centre and CSIRO’s Data61 research centre.