KnowBe4’s Roger Grimes to Speak at BSides Tampa 2019 on Feb 2

Grimes to speak about the “Day When Quantum Computers Break Crypto”

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its data-driven defense evangelist Roger Grimes will speak about the “Day When Quantum Computers Break Crypto” at the BSides Tampa 2019 event taking place on February 2 from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond tradition confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.RogerPhoto_142K-2

“I’m honored to speak at the BSides Tampa event,” said Grimes. “Quantum computing is getting ready to break all tradition public key cryptography, so bringing awareness to the phenomenon is important. During this session, I’ll explore how quantum computers are breaking today’s cryptography, when this is likely to happen, and what security professionals can do to start preparing for it today.”

Speaking sessions at BSides Tampa cover a variety of topics in cybersecurity, including IoT, ransomware, enterprise security, shadow IT, incident response, privacy and more.

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About KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 23,000 organizations worldwide. Founded by data and IT security expert Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to security awareness training. Kevin Mitnick, internationally recognized computer security expert and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design KnowBe4’s training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their employees as their last line of defense.

Number 96 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list, #34 on 2018 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #2 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with European offices in England, the Netherlands, Germany and offices in South Africa and Singapore.

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