Meeting Details:

July 27, 2021

7 Low-cost Tips to Secure Your Organization - Erich Kron, KnowBe4

Cybersecurity is often expensive, time-consuming and can have catastrophic consequences if done wrong. From scams designed to steal money to attacks designed to disrupt business and bring production to a halt, attackers have been upping their game continuously.

In the meantime, the security vendor's marketing departments relentlessly try to sell the latest and greatest "solution" to our problems with catchy ideas and the latest trends and buzzwords. Do we really need AI-enabled, ML-enhanced, multi-disciplinary, automated threat hunting cloud-connected, quantum controlled, blockchain-processing toasters in our organizations? Marketing departments sure think so. Sadly, all of this buzzword bingo has drawn attention away from securing the basics in favor of more technology, which requires more trained cybersecurity professionals to manage and really don't reduce our risk in any meaningful way.

In this month's SOUG meeting, we will be joined by KnowBe4's Security Awareness Advocate, Erich Kron, to help you with all of this. Eric's session will focus on 7 low-cost, but vital fundamental security principles that are often overlooked, resulting in significant breaches and disruption in small, medium, and global organizations alike.

Erich Kron is a veteran information security professional with over 25 years' experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing, and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army's 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.

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