Ask the Expert: Rick McElroy, Principal Security Strategist at Carbon Black

Ask the Expert: Rick McElroy, Principal Security Strategist at Carbon Black

Joining us for this week’s Ask the Expert is Rick McElroy, Principal Security Strategist at Carbon Black. Rick has 20 years of information security experience, having held positions at the US Department of Defense and across several industries, including retail, insurance, entertainment, cloud computing, and higher education. 

In this episode, Rick walks us through a recent threat report conducted by Carbon Black. In particular, Rick outlines the findings of the report and why he thinks they came to be. Furthermore, he lends his expertise on the increase of phishing attacks and how best to combat them. As well as this, Rick explores the risks that are brewing concern in the industry, while also detailing the overall effect of breaches.

“It’s not just about the malware. that’s simply one tool that attackers use to get in”

“stop telling users to not just click on things because it’s not working”