SoSafe Security Awareness & Smart Attack Simulations

Additional Info

CompanySoSafe GmbH
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionEurope
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


SoSafe is one of the leading cybersecurity awareness providers in Europe, founded by a psychologist who decided to focus on the human factor in cybersecurity and highlight employees as most valuable asset of cyberdefense.

Security habits take hold through continuous learning moments. By grounding our e-learning design and content in the newest insights from the psychology of learning and behavioral science, employees gain practical experience around how to protect themselves from online threats and beyond. SoSafe delivers personalized learning experiences by receiving continuous and automated learnings adapted to their personal risk score. The content is engaging and interactive, adding elements like immersive storytelling and data-enabled gamification to drive deeper engagement and lasting behavioral change.

Based on the learning theory around “incidential learning”, the e-learning experienced is combined with a spear phishing simulation that helps workforces understand, detect, and neutralize cyber threats. Smart attack simulations trigger psychological behaviors that lead to unsafe decisions – SoSafe analyzes behavior afterwards and teaches employees how to spot and neutralize future threats.

More than 3,000 organizations are already using SoSafe’s solution with clear results: Click rates can be reduced by 70 percent after one year, interaction rates even by 80 percent. Over 50 percent are continuously reporting phishing mails – which displays the potential of employees not only as reactive, but also preventive cybersecurity asset. To understand the status of the awareness program, SoSafe offers a management human risk dashboard, supporting to identify and address potential threats before they take hold.

SoSafe is constantly optimizing their product to keep pace with the professionalization of cybercrime: The product team is investing into research while producing new product features reacting to this trend. To shorten the “time to awareness” for example, “Sofie Rapid Awareness” will be launched (see screenshot).

How we are different

1. SoSafe is truly driven by a scientific approach. Founded by a psychologist, learning psychology and behavioral science are deeply routed within the company DNA, leading to a user-centric behavioral design of the product. More than 30% of the product organization have a background in social science or psychology.

2. In order to offer the best learning experience, we offer fully scalable customization and content management. That means that organizations can adapt their content together with us to react to current happenings or add their company-specific content. In addition, they can increase engagement by implementing branding across the entire setup. Implementation efforts are guided by “implementation managers” that give expert guidance. Also, the set-up is constantly getting improved by following a comprehensive reporting and setting it against industry benchmarking.

3. SoSafe has been founded in 2018 and in only 4 years, they secured the market leadership in the DACH market. This has been done by following a clear mission to put the user in the focus to strengthen digital self-defense and provide the best-in-class solution to fight the biggest business risk of our time. Penetrating the DACH market so successfully would not have been possible without an outstanding product. From 3,000 existing customers, many are staying with SoSafe since the very beginning and are internationalizing their campaigns due to the high localization capabilities of SoSafe.