Cybersecurity Expert Kai Roer on DIY Cyber Guy

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#56 – The Best Cybersecurity Defense (And It’s Not Found In Technology)

Kai Roer, is chief research officer for KnowBe4, the world’s most popular security awareness and simulated phishing platform. He’s been providing advice founded on empirical evidence since the 1990s, helping organizations understand what culture they currently have, what culture they’d like to have, and, more importantly, how to get there. In 2010, he created the Security Culture Framework (SCF), which transformed the information security industry. He received the Ron Knode Service Award by the Cloud Security Alliance for his extensive volunteer work in the security community, is a popular keynote speaker and guest lecturer, and is the author of Build a Security Culture and is co-author with Perry Carpenter, of the book: The Security Culture Playbook: An Executive Guide to Reducing Risk and Developing Your Human Defense Layer (Wiley; April 19, 2022). Learn more at, or buy it here

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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