Connecting Vanta & KnowBe4

Mike Corry
Mike Corry
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Vanta's KnowBe4 integration syncs completed training from selected training campaigns from KnowBe4 to Vanta. 

Vanta accesses the KnowBe4 Reporting API with read-only permissions, and syncs assigned trainings to users profiles to automatically update their security checklist in Vanta.

 

 

  • Admins can set up the KnowBe4 connection and select which training campaigns they want to track in Vanta for which standards. 
  • Onboarding settings will automatically update to reflect that KnowBe4 is the chosen method for SAT and track training.

Obtaining your KnowBe4 Reporting API Key

  • KnowBe4’s Reporting API feature is limited to specific plans, and is required to successfully connect Vanta's KnowBe4 integration.
  • For instructions on creating the Reporting API, please see KnowBe4's instructions on Creating a Reporting API Token

Setting up KnowBe4

  • From the left-hand navigation panel, select Integrations
  • Select the Available tab, and search for KnowBe4 
  • Select Connect

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  • Paste your generated Reporting API Token and select Store Token

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  • Use the Choose a Campaign dropdown to select which campaigns you'd like to track in Vanta
    • Campaigns are pulled from your KnowBe4 account and you can include both inactive and active campaigns.
      • Keep in mind that only annual recurring tasks are fully supported. As you can bring in monthly campaigns, this will reset the requirement every month.

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  • Associate each campaign with a Vanta SAT type to indicate which campaign fulfills each training requirement. You can add as many available KnowBe4 campaigns as you like and associate each campaign with multiple types of requirements & standards. Associate the campaign by selecting the checkbox:

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  • Click Save to complete the connection flow.
  • To make updates or modifications, admins can go to the Connections page, locate Knowbe4, and Manage:

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  • Admins can visit the People page to monitor each employee's progress by clicking on a specific user name

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Enable Security and privacy training requirement

To track training as part of your employees onboarding and recurring tasks, Security and privacy trainings must be enabled in Checklists. 

Vanta will automatically detect if an external SAT provider is connected, and will select custom by default

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  • It is not currently possible to enable a combination of Vanta provided SAT training and third-party SAT provider training. 

 

Sending Training Reminders

Reminder notifications for users to be notified of training campaigns must be set up within KnowBe4. Vanta is currently unable to support reminder notifications for third-party security training integrations. See KnowBe4's Training Campaign Notifications guide for further instructions

 

Disconnecting KnowBe4

  • Please keep in mind that if KnowBe4 is disconnected from Vanta, all associated task completion information will also be removed from Vanta