According to Warren Buffett, cyber attacks are “the number one problem with mankind.” Nevertheless, most organizations still fail to do two key things: cultivate a strong cybersecurity culture among employees and build a strong IT security team and toolset. Our three-part online course tackles these challenges.
Breaches resulting from insider misdeeds are front-page news on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the average employee misses a critical common thread across many these stories: that the root cause of the incident was a non-malicious but uninformed person just like them. It’s up to IT pros to understand the techniques attackers use, educate their users to avoid common traps, and take the necessary steps to avoid breaches.
Liam started as a trainer but realized that programming, breaking and hacking were a lot more fun. After spending time in infrastructure and security services, he moved into a consultancy focused on collaboration technologies. He is a Microsoft MVP who presents at many conferences, and also teaches his kids how to code on their Raspberry PI, build Lego robots and hack the planet.
While the insider threat is dominating the headlines and boardroom discussions, there’s another critical issue lurking in the shadows: a global shortage of experienced cybersecurity professionals. As organizations adopt cloud technologies, data volumes grow and IT complexity increases, this lack of talent can lead to data breaches, compliance failures and other costly errors.
Roy Lopez is a systems engineer and he works closely with customers to identify and analyze their auditing requirements for environments ranging from small business up through enterprise deployments. His experience includes positions ranging from systems and support engineer and product line manager at Blackbird Group, to Director of systems engineering at Novell Inc.
Too many organizations wait until an employee’s error results in a breach before they take employee security training seriously. Computer-based training and occasional email blasts are simply not enough. You need a company-wide security awareness program that encourages cooperation and communication, not just compliance to security policy and procedures.
Matt Middleton-Leal is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®). He has 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity industry with deep understanding of both customers’ and suppliers’ needs. Interested in all things InfoSec, Rugby & Sailing.