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KnowBe4's Roger Grimes to Present at Cloud Security Alliance Tampa Bay Chapter Meeting on September 17


KnowBe4's data-driven defense evangelist to present on 12 ways to hack two-factor authentication

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (PRWEB) September 05, 2018

KnowBe4, the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that its data-driven defense evangelist Roger Grimes will present on 12 ways to hack two-factor authentication to the Cloud Security Alliance Tampa Bay Chapter on Monday, September 17.

The world is trying to move as quickly as it can from single-factor, password authentication to two-factor (2FA) or multi-factor (MFA) authentication. Unfortunately, many people believe that 2FA/MFA solutions can't easily be hacked or think that users can be phished out of them. During this presentation, attendees will learn 12 plus ways to hack 2FA solutions, including a recorded demo by Kevin Mitnick hacking one very popular solution. Learn how hackers break 2FA/MFA solutions and what you can do to prevent it.

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by Raymond James Financial. It is intended for secure cloud professionals and enthusiasts. Event details are as follows:

Location: Raymond James Financial
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018        
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

"There's a myth that exists in the security world that 2FA is the ultimate solution to identity and access management," said Grimes. "While it is more secure than single-factor authentication, security professionals need to know that there are multiple ways to hack 2FA. During this session, I will explore 12 plus ways to hack 2FA solutions. I'm honored to be invited to present on a topic I'm passionate about to the Cloud Security Alliance's Tampa Bay Chapter."

Roger A. Grimes, data-driven defense evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and author of 10 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He has spoken at many of the world's biggest computer security conferences, been in Newsweek™ magazine, appeared on television, been interviewed for NPR's All Things Considered™, and been a guest on dozens of radio shows and podcasts. He has worked at some of the world's largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee and Microsoft. He has consulted for hundreds of companies, from the largest to the smallest, around the world. He specializes in host and network security, identity management, anti-malware, hackers, honeypots, Public Key Infrastructure, cloud security, cryptography, policy, and technical writing. His certifications have included CPA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MSCE: Security, Security+ and others, and he has been an instructor for many of them. His writings and presentations are often known for their real-world, contrarian views. He has been the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines since 2005.

For more information on this session or to sign up to attend, please visit

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 20,000 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. Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of defense.

Number 96 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list, #70 on 2017 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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