Cybersecurity virtual conference provides valuable insight and best practices for developing a strong cybersecurity employee culture
On October 6, KnowBe4 (NASDAQ: KNBE), provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, will be hosting its 2nd annual virtual cybersecurity conference, KB4-CON EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Featured speakers include KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman, Israeli white-hat hacker and security analyst Keren Elazari, renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick, and leading author and researcher Perry Carpenter.
Elazari is a white-hat hacker, researcher, speaker and author. She currently serves as senior researcher at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Research Center. Her TED Talks have been viewed by millions, translated into 30 languages, and have broken new ground on understanding and managing the thinking and methods of hackers.
Kevin Mitnick is the world’s most famous hacker, arrested in 1995 after a well-publicized pursuit by the FBI. He served five years in prison for his activities and has since made valuable use of his experience in the “dark arts” as an invaluable security consultant, public speaker and author. He is KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer.
Perry Carpenter led security awareness, security culture management and anti-phishing behavior management research at Gartner Research, also covering areas of IAM strategy, CISO Program Management mentoring and Technology Service Provider success strategies. With broad experience in the North American and European markets, he has provided security consulting and advisory services for many of the best-known global brands. The author of Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us About Driving Secure Behaviors, Carpenter currently serves as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer for KnowBe4.
KB4-CON EMEA is designed for CISOs, security awareness training administrators and all other cybersecurity professionals. Morning sessions, from 10:00am to 1:30pm, are open to all. Optional product demos will be available, with access to KnowBe4 product training and best practices, and valuable opportunities to network with industry peers. Two afternoon sessions, starting at 1:30, will be limited to KnowBe4 customers and partners.
KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman said the event is an extension of KB4-CON U.S., which had more than 10,000 registrants this year. “The inaugural KB4-CON EMEA, last year, had 6,000 registrants, with 94% of attendees rating it eight or above out of 10. These events clearly bring value to the cybersecurity communities, not just in access to industry leaders and new insights, but also in opportunities to network with industry peers. So, we have established them as annual events, and look forward to connecting more closely with our communities in these areas.”
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 52,000 organisations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organisations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognised cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organisations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defence.