While reported numbers fluctuate from industry study to industry study, they all agree on one thing: cybercriminals are successfully and consistently exploiting human nature to accomplish their goals. As we have seen with the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, numerous business email compromise scams, and phishing in general, it’s clear that something needs to be done to better safeguard our networks. Prudent security leaders know that security awareness and training is key to strengthening their "human firewall," but they often don’t know where to start.

This session will provide practical security awareness and behavior management tips, outline how and where tools are helpful, and discuss emerging industry trends.

Be sure to submit your questions and concerns for our presenters during the registration process. CPE credit is available.

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Roy Wattanasin
Information Security Consultant, Confidential

Roy Wattanasin is currently an information security consultant working in multiple industries based out of Hong Kong. Previously, he was a information security officer at a Massachusetts healthcare medical center (for many years) responsible for all aspects of the information security program including security awareness. Roy has also worked in the consulting, financial, life sciences, technology and academic fields as well.

Additionally, Roy is an avid speaker who has spoken at many conferences and webinars. Roy also enjoys data forensics & incident response and building security in. He is heavily involved with many computer security groups including OWASP Boston, ISSA and the local communities. Roy is also a member of multiple advisory groups. He was an adjunct instructor at Brandeis University as part of the Health and Medical Informatics and is also the co-founder of that program. He is credited for bringing back the Security BSides Boston conference (setting the standards) and enjoys seeing it grow each year and being successful with its new team members.


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Perry Carpenter
Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer, KnowBe4

Perry Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4, the world's most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform. 

Previously, Perry led security awareness, security culture management, and anti-phishing behavior management research at Gartner Research, in addition to covering areas of IAM strategy, CISO Program Management mentoring, and Technology Service Provider success strategies. With a long career as a security professional and researcher, Mr. Carpenter has broad experience in North America and Europe, providing security consulting and advisory services for many of the best-known global brands.

Perry holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University in Vermont and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO).

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Mitch Parker
Executive Director, Information Security and Compliance, Indiana University Health
Mitchell Parker, CISSP, is the Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance at IU Health. Previous to this job, he was the CISO at Temple Health, an academic health system in Philadelphia, PA. Mitch has done a significant amount of work in researching the effects of cloud computing, network-based threats, compliance, and privacy and security requirements on connected health devices. While he was at Temple, Mitch worked collaboratively with a number of EMR and biomedical equipment vendors to improve their security postures and provide a better quality of service. He currently resides in Carmel, IN, with his wife, two children, and two cats.
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Ron Hebensperger
Moderator, Independent Consultant

Ron Hebensperger is transitioning to a career in cyber security. Prior to that he worked 12.5 years for the legal publishing company Bloomberg BNA where he was a Quality Assurance Test Analyst, spending his time looking for bugs in the user interface of their web products, analyzing the symptoms, and finding the root causes. The automation of that process provided him the opportunity to explore other career options.

He realized he could transfer his analytical skills to cyber security, so he went back to school to earn a Master's degree in cyber security from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He is now exploring how he can best fit into the cyber security ecosystem and preparing to get his CompTIA Security+ certification.

He lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife, Andrea Carlson, a Ph.D. research economist with the Dept. of Agriculture, and their teenage daughter. He enjoys reading, discussing politics and history, walking his pug/beagle mix dog, and brewing beer.