Ransomware is spreading at an alarming pace and infecting networks across all industries and company sizes, primarily through phishing attacks. 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 against this growing threat.
This session will educate attendees about the newest features of ransomware strains designed to evade detection and spread in new and creative ways. It will also discuss recent attacks and how the organizations could have better protected themselves.
The session is intended for an intermediate experience level and will examine:
- Current phishing trends
- Ransomware and how it is infecting networks
- Effective mitigation strategies
- Recovering from an attack
Security Awareness Advocate
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 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.