About Terranova Security

Changing The World One Cyber Hero At A Time

10 Million+

Cyber Heroes

20 Years

Industry-leading Training

40 Languages

Global Reach

Fortra's Terranova Security has been transforming the world’s end users into cyber heroes for more than 20 years.


Terranova Security is proud to be part of Fortra’s comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio. Fortra simplifies today’s complex cybersecurity landscape by bringing complementary products together to solve problems in innovative ways. With the help of the powerful protection from Terranova Security and others, Fortra is your relentless ally, here for you every step of the way throughout your cybersecurity journey.

Terranova Security makes it easy to build risk-based campaigns that feature the industry’s highest-quality training content and real-world phishing simulations. As a result, any employee can better understand phishing, social engineering, data privacy, compliance, and other critical best practices

All our security awareness training options are crafted with customer goals in mind. Every content asset and phishing simulation template is constructed to support an organization’s cyber security objectives and strengthen its long-term information security.

We foster a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, with an employee base evenly split between men and women. The latter group also makes up 75% of our executive team. Voices from all types of backgrounds are always encouraged to bring new, exciting innovations to the forefront for every aspect of our security awareness training offering.

Discover why organizations place their trust in Fortra’s Terranova Security to transform employees’ unsafe digital behaviors, mitigate cyber risks, and safeguard critical data.



Significantly reduce the human risk factor to counter all cyber attacks effectively.


Set the global benchmark for information security awareness.

The Terranova Security Story


The organization’s journey began in 2001, stemming from founder and CEO Lise Lapointe’s passion for education, training, and technology, all of which are at the heart of every initiative we undertake.

In 2003, Terranova Security went to market with its first security awareness solution and never looked back. By the end of the decade, we had clients on multiple continents and had been highlighted as a vendor to watch in the cyber security awareness space.

In 2020, the organization was recognized as the IT Educational Vendor of the Year. Our training solution also ranked No. 1 in the industry for customer satisfaction in categories including simulated attacks and ease of user management.

In 2021, Terranova Security celebrated 20 years of training millions of cyber heroes worldwide. We’re proud to continue supporting organizations as they launch effective security awareness training programs and continue to train their legion of cyber heroes.

In 2022, Terranova Security joined HelpSystems, a software company focused on helping organizations build secure, automated operations. Being part of the HelpSystems family ensures Terranova Security can fuel security awareness training programs worldwide with increased innovations and empower organizations to protect sensitive information from cyber attacks.

Terranova Security opens its first office in Laval, QC, Canada under the name of Terranova Training

Expansion into the US including sponsorship of first security trade show​

First U.S. client signed​

Added real-world scenario videos that introduced its characters Blake and Isa​

Developed proprietary Learning Management System (LMS)* First Security Awareness Training LMS to market*​

Developed proprietary Quiz assessment tool for metric-based awareness campaign

Expansion into Europe with first client signed in France​​

Signed Agriculture Canada as first Canadian Federal government customer

Gartner study highlights Terranova Security as a vendor to watch in security awareness training

Added in-house voiceover studio

First accessible course built

Rebranded as Terranova WW Corporation to reflect global reach

Gartner recognizes Terranova Security as a security awareness training leader in consecutive Magic Quadrant reports​

Developed Microlearning and Nanolearning training ​

Launched proprietary phishing simulation platform

Launched advisory board to capture voice of the customer

Rebranded as Terranova Security

Terranova Security recognized in the Gartner Market Guide for SACBT

The Human Fix to Human Risk book published​

Gone Phishing Tournament launched - first global phishing simulation event

Terranova Security partners with tech giants Cisco and Microsoft

CEO Lise Lapointe Named One of Canada's Top 20 Women in Cyber Security by IT World Canada

Launch of enhanced partner program

Launched France subsidiary

Developed Serious Game training modules ​

First mobile responsive training library

Launched the Security Awareness Virtual Summit co-sponsored by Microsoft

Launched the Terranova Security Cyber Security Hub featuring working from home kit and more!

Fortra (formerly HelpSystems) Acquires Terranova Security

Microsoft Partner

This human-centric approach to cyber security is also reflected in our partnership with Microsoft. Both organizations collaborate on the yearly Gone Phishing Tournament event as part of their dual mission to provide security leaders with the benchmarking data and help develop successful behavior change campaigns.

Terranova Security is founded on a diverse, inclusive approach to technology

With an ongoing dedication to leading the charge in this area, the organization continues to be at the forefront of the global cyber security conversation, partnering with:

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