About Me


Erich Kron, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP, Project+, Security+, ITIL v3

My official bio is as follows:

Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, 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. He has managed the technical integration and functional testing of multi-million-dollar enterprise level technology projects within the Department of Defense, as well as large military security programs. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in the InfoSec industry.

Unofficially, I’m just an IT geek in the Tampa area with a love for security and having some fun. I am not a hacker or a coder, my niche is really in the programatic part of information security. In other words, I enjoy making security programs successful by identifying risk and designing solutions to mitigate those risks. I tend to focus on the fact that not all issues require a technical solution, many can be solved through policy, procedures, and getting the users involved and educated about the risks. That does not mean I’m a Luddite, I am very familiar with VMware, Windows, Linux, Networking, SIEMs, etc.

Part of my job involves a good deal of public speaking, which I really enjoy doing. If you are looking for someone to help educate a group on Ransomware or Social Engineering, let me know.