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Just as we think we are starting to get a handle on Millennials in the workforce, a new generation is changing the game. Enter Gen Z. The oldest members of Gen Z (those born after 1996) are hitting 21 and 22 years old and thus, entering the workforce. And the industry that is hungry to have them? Cybersecurity. According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are half a million cybersecurity-related job openings in the United States and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for 1.8 million additional cybersecurity professionals to fill the workforce gap by 2022. What ...
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Cybersecurity challenges are turning natural competitors into willing collaborators as companies try to ward off the shared threat of attack.  By Michael Border “Oops, your important files are encrypted,” a May 2017 pop-up advised on the screens of an estimated 200,000 computers worldwide. The culprit was WannaCry, a cryptoworm that attacked computers running the Windows operating system. It demanded ransoms to be paid in Bitcoin, a digital currency that leaves no incriminating paper trail. Cybersecurity experts discourage making payments to hostage-takers, warning that it encourages future hacks and provides no guarantee that files will be restored. Either way, the damage ...
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California has just imposed a significant new set privacy and data security requirements that will impact a significant percentage of consumer-facing businesses in the US. Companies will have to implement new procedures as they collect, sell, and disclose consumer data, and they now have a statutory obligation “to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information.” The California bill defines “personal information” very broadly to include identifying information that is not usually thought of as highly sensitive, such as the phone number or IP address of a California resident. (In this way, it ...
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Tony Sager is a Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. He leads the development of the CIS Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute. He retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) after 34 years as an Information Assurance professional. As the lead pathfinder at CIS, Mr. Sager addressed Cyber Security Summit 2016 on Making Best Practice Common Practice: the CIS Controls. “…I have just completed 40 years in ...
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Target Corp. experienced a serious system breach in 2013, introduced through an inadequately protected downstream supplier in what has become a textbook case of a hack to avoid. Tim Crothers had worked at General Electric Corp. He is the man who came aboard two years ago as Senior Director of Cybersecurity to steer the team that’s mounting defenses to keep Target’s cyberspace secure. Tim is a seasoned security leader with over 20 years’ experience building and running information security programs, large and complex incident response engagements, and threat and vulnerability assessments. He has deep experience in cyber-threat intelligence, reverse engineering, ...
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Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. Shima Keene presented The Nexus of Cybersecurity, Crime and Terrorism. She is a Director of the Conflict Studies Research Centre, Oxford, UK, and is affiliated with many law enforcement intelligence organizations. She advises on matters relating to national and global security including terrorism, organized crime, economic crime, cyber-crime and governance. She is the author of “Threat Finance: Disconnecting the Lifeline of Organized Crime and Terrorism.” Dr. Keene holds a Ph.D. in International Criminal Law. She currently lectures at the University of Cambridge, and the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Her role is intervention in cyberterrorism, ...
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Kevin Thompson, Threat Analyst for FireEye, earlier worked as a cyber analyst for the CIA, covering Eastern Europe and Russia and briefing numerous government agencies on future potential incidents. His analytical work has been used in Presidential Daily Briefings and as a case study in multiple training classes. He now educates FireEye clients and partners on the latest cyber threats to infrastructure. Kevin’s address to Cyber Security Summit, 2016 Cyber Attacks by the Numbers, concisely reviewed the latest statistics and emerging trends: In 2015, the median duration before a hack was discovered was 146 days, down from 246 days a ...
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Truman Center Policy Program Manager Dan Paltiel, a keynote speaker at Cyber Security Summit 2016, spoke on the current state of cyber defense in Cyber After 2016: Protecting Your Network in the New Political Environment. Earlier he was Program Coordinator and Research Assistant in the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he worked on cybersecurity and technology policy issues. Dan lived in Amman, Jordan, where he studied Arabic and taught English. He holds a BA in History from Amherst College, and hails from New Haven, Connecticut. He is fluent in French and Arabic ...
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Senior Product Manager Bob Stasio of IBM i2 Safer Planet was keynote speaker for Cyber Security Summit 2016. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Stasio worked in threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms. He also has deep government experience having served at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps, the FAA, and NASA. Bob served as a U.S. Army officer, and is a recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. He also is a Truman National Security Fellow, Brookings Institution Council on U.S. and Italy ...
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Lt. Gen. (ret) Ronald Lee Burgess, Jr., who served as the 17th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was one of the keynote speakers at Cyber Security Summit 2016 in Minneapolis. As head of the Agency and a former Acting Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Burgess served as a key player in the national security arena, called upon by the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Congressional leaders for his opinions, advice and expertise. He is currently Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and ...
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