Phishing remains the No.1 network infection vector (over web-based and IM infections), according to the latest report from Osterman Research, covering a 10-year timespan. Today, your employees are frequently exposed to sophisticated phishing and ransomware attacks.

This web conference will go into detail on this research and show you exactly which emails have made it through all the filters and into the inboxes of your end-users—getting them to take the bait.

Our panel will also discuss the emails we have seen so far this year and give you some tools and new methods to enhance your security awareness training programs and help inoculate your last line of defense—your employees—from falling for these attacks.

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Michael Osterman
Principal, Osterman Research

Michael Osterman is the principal of Osterman Research, Inc., founded in 2001. Since that time, the company has become one of the leading analyst firms in the messaging and collaboration space, providing research, analysis, white papers and other services to companies like Hewlett Packard, IBM, Google, EMC, Symantec, Proofpoint, Dell and many others.

Prior to founding Osterman Research, Michael was the Vice President of Market Research at Creative Networks, a leading market research and consulting firm focused on the messaging and directory markets. Michael has also held positions with the SRI International Business Intelligence Center, Ryan Hankin Kent, ElectroniCast and Gnostic Concepts. His background includes research and analysis of various markets, including computer-aided software engineering, data communications, telecommunications, and fiber optic components.

Michael is a speaker at industry and vendor-sponsored events on the topics of archiving, messaging, social media and other messaging- and collaboration-focused issues.

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Erich Kron
Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
Erich Kron 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.
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John E. Kveragas, Jr
VP of Internal Audit, Zenbanx

John Kveragas is a seasoned Internal Audit Executive with over 20 years’ experience in IT, operational, financial, and compliance auditing in multiple industries.  John has extensive expertise with building effective internal audit functions, training and development, and managing regulatory exams with positive outcomes for financial institutions ranging from FinTech startups to Top 10 banks.   

John is a frequent speaker for ISACA, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and Secure World Expo on the topics of Internal Audit, Information Security, and Compliance.

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Bob Sullivan
Author & Independent Journalist,
Bob Sullivan is the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! His latest, The Plateau Effect, was published in 2013, and as a paperback, called Getting Unstuck in 2014. He also offers an online course, a 30-day challenge to Get Unstuck in Your Career. He worked for News for nearly 20 years, much of them creating and writing the popular consumer/tech blog The Red Tape Chronicles. Now an independent journalist, he is still a contributor on and, and continues to appear on NBC TV programs as a consumer and technology expert. He is a contributor at, writing about fraud, scams, and the economy. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, and on dozens of other sites.