Gartner Positions Popcorn Training in the “Challengers” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Education Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors for 2014.

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

South Africa, October 2014 – Popcorn Training, a leading provider of Security Awareness Training solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Challengers” quadrant of the “Security Education Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors for 2014.”

“We consider our positioning in the Security Education Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors 2014 report by Gartner confirmation of our mission to provide high quality, engaging, easy to understand and memorable training. Popcorn Training believes a picture is worth a thousand words, and that a good story is worth a thousand training sessions. We create stories that apply learning points to the working environment, we explain what the potential threats are, how and why policies need to be complied with and what the expected behavior should be.”, says Anna Collard, Co-Founder of Popcorn Training. “We continue to develop leading edge content, and deliver memorable awareness training episodes, to further enhance our market position.”

The report evaluated 19 providers globally on their completeness of vision and ability to execute in the Security Awareness Computer-Based Training (CBT) field. “We believe Popcorn Training has landed in the Magic Quadrant because apart from our effectiveness, we also bring something innovative and unique to Security Awareness Training. Our Training is humorous and it captivates users” said Claire Stewart, Co-Founder of Popcorn Training.

According to Gartner, “Employees’ actions can detrimentally impact security and risk performance. CISOs and employee communication leaders are increasingly turning to educational security awareness solutions to help improve organisational compliance, expand security knowledge and change poor security behaviors.”


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[1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Security Education Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors” by Andrew Walls, 13 October 2014.