Phishing is the number one way that the bad guys infect computers with malware like ransomware. With the world at a practical standstill and in utter chaos, one thing that has not slowed down is the amount of phishing attacks, and thus the number of ransomware attacks. In fact, attempts by cybercriminals to infiltrate networks has increased during these uncertain times. It's estimated that Google has blocked nearly 18 million COVID-19 related phishing attacks. People are less secure now, and the bad guys know it.

Join Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he discusses the latest advances in ransomware, phishing trends, and why it's more important than ever to have a strong security culture within your organization.

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Erich Kron
Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

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. 

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Bruce Sussman
Director of Media & Content, Podcast Host, SecureWorld

Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career," he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for secureworldexpo.com. Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!