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The Gilligan Phenomenon: Fixing The Holes In the Ransomware And Phishing Boats - Eric Kron BSides Chattanooga 2018 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

The Gilligan Phenomenon: Fixing The Holes In the Ransomware And Phishing Boats
Eric Kron
@ErichKron
BSides Chattanooga 2018

Phishing attacks continue to batter businesses and individuals ruthlessly. Ransomware has reached epidemic proportions and organizations have lost billions of dollars to CEO Fraud and W2 scams. It seems every technology vendor has a "cure" for these attacks however they continue to be successful time and time again. In this session we will take a look at the problem from a humorous and different angle based on the antics in the famous television show, Gilligan's Island. We will discuss how we are so busy working hard to make radios out of coconuts that we have ignored the idea of fixing the hole in the boat that has us stuck on the island in the first place. This session will discuss: Current phishing trends and scams Ransomware attacks and defense Why technical mitigations fail to solve the issue Why your end-users are the "holes" in the boat that need fixing

Erich Kron 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. 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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