Erich Kron

Put up a CryptoWall and Locky the key

Biography
Erich, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry.

Talk Abstract
“Ransomware is spreading at an alarming pace and infecting networks across all industries and company sizes, primarily though phishing attacks. Throwing money at the problem isn’t making it go away. Social engineering methods and the cyber criminals behind the attacks are furiously innovating and keeping ahead of the defenses. In this session we will have an interactive discussion related to the latest in ransomware threats and how to best protect your organization and yourself.

In this session we will examine:
• Current phishing trends
• Ransomware and how it is infecting networks
• Effective mitigation strategies
• How your end-users can be mobilized as your first line of defense.”