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Erich Kron

Security Awareness Advocate

Erich Kron is a Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4. He is a veteran information security professional with over 25 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields, author, and regular contributor to cybersecurity industry publications. He is the former security manager for the US Army's 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, SACP and many other certifications.
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Top Four Security Tips for Cyber Safety on National Computer Security Day

To celebrate National Computer Security Day, which is recognized on November 30 every year, KnowBe4 encourages all IT and security professionals to train their workforce how to stay safe ...
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Look Out For Scammers This Holiday Season on Social Media

You know how some gifts are insanely sought after each year, selling out in mere minutes? Well, these are great tools for scammers, especially on social media.
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Scams, Scams, Everywhere!

Scammers have been around as long as history has been recorded. Think about the famous ‘Trojan Horse’ for example. A perfect scam that allowed attackers to get behind the city walls. The ...
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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is Coming: Here are Quick Cybersecurity Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Amazon Prime Days this year are July 12 - 13th 2022. As a result, cybercriminals are taking every step to capitalize on the holiday with new phishing attacks. I have been getting asked ...
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Another Tax Season, Another Opportunity for Scams

It’s the start of tax season. This is the time of year when we collect our receipts and tax forms and hope for a nice big refund from the U.S. government. Unfortunately, cybercriminals ...
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Why Small Businesses Often Say ‘Why Bother?’ When Dealing With Cybercrime

Well, it happened again. As a security professional, I hear a lot of things being said that are exaggerated or just plain untrue. I’ve become used to that, however, there is one phrase ...
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Happy 21st Annual SysAdmins Day!

Today is SysAdmins Day, and if you have ever seen an episode of the awesome show “Dirty Jobs”, you might think you have seen the worst jobs out there. I mean crawling through sewer pipes, ...
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Pandemics, Killer Insects, and Riots Stir Up Cybercriminals

What a year 2020 has been. We have not even gotten half way into the year and we have dealt with a global pandemic, potential murder hornets, protests and riots and even the possibility ...
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Your Cyber Insurance Policy Just Became Outdated

Just when we think we have a handle on our cyber insurance, the ransomware attackers have come and stirred things up again. I’m talking about the new trend in ransomware that you may not ...
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