56 Minutes

*CompTIA has approved this session for 1 CEU for the following certifications: A+, Network, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+, CASP+* 

Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats to modern organizations of any size. From Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams having resulted in the loss of over 5 billion dollars to ransomware which can cripple organizations for months, cyber attacks are showing no sign of slowing down. To make things worse, modern ransomware is not only responsible for stopping the operation of organizations, but attackers may also steal customer and employee information and leak it publicly if the ransoms are not paid.

While these attacks may seem high-tech, they very often start with a simple phishing email, because a person uses a simple password, or reuses passwords on other accounts. Because these attacks often start by exploiting human error, it has never been more critical to foster a strong security culture within organizations. In this session, you will learn why a good security culture is such an important defense, how to improve your own security culture, and how technology works in harmony with the human element of cybersecurity.

The session discusses:

  • The current cyber threat landscape
  • How to improve the human element of cybersecurity
  • Effective cybersecurity strategies
Speaker Erich Kron

Erich Kron, 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 US Army's 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.

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