Erich Kron

Security Awareness Advocate KnowBe4

Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 18 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, CCENT 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

Day One: Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 18th, 2020

1:00 PM Latest Ransomware: How Cybercriminals are Reacting to the Virtual Work Environment

Ransomware has evolved again and has some new tricks up its sleeve that are causing more trouble than ever. Although some ransomware gangs said they would halt attacks in healthcare during the crisis, the attacks continue. On top of that, cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic to intensify phishing and smishing attacks while people are working from home, putting in longer hours and are less protected.

In this session we will discuss the latest trends in ransomware and the methods the attackers are using now to spread it. Plus, key defensive strategies you can use now against ransomware and phishing attacks during this time of rapid change. 

We will cover:

  • New tricks the ransomware attackers are employing
  • The rise in attacks around the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Defending against the new threats
  • How to create your human firewall


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Erich.

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