A 360 Degree Outlook on the Global Security Landscape
Michael Daniel provides a global outlook on security and risk management in the 21st century. Breaking down the short and long-term challenges we face as a society and those that affect the public and private sector, he stresses the importance of collaboration and information sharing across business and industry as key to effective defense against online adversaries. Daniel’s insights are crucial to a comprehensive knowledge of today’s security landscape, including the potential impact of the Trump administration’s approach to cybersecurity and the heightened power of the Internet of Things and Big Data to thrive in an interconnected world.
Data is the lifeblood of the global economy and it is under continuous threat from bad actors and malevolent third parties seeking to steal and monetize it. Cybercrime represents one of the largest illegal economie in the world The statistics on data that has been lost, stolen, or compromised continues to grow. Data security technology is here and the market continues to innovate, so how can this continue? This panel will discuss changing the economics of cybercrime--so it does not pay--through new strategies, approches, and collaborations. What behavioral and policy shifts need to happen in order to enable the public and private sector to share data, tools, and expertise to beat the bad guys at their own game.
Panel Discussion | Reducing the Threat of Weaponized Malware
Cybercrime is an exponentially growing threat to the world's businesses, governments, and citizens. Attackers have been easily evading signature-based antivirus solutions for years. Making matters worse, the exponential growth in weaponized malware is overwhelming the capacity of enterprise security teams. Public and private entities are being systematically targeted with ransomware developed and distributed by international criminal organizations and nation states. This panel will discuss the current state of the ransomware crisis using case studies to learn about the impact and cost of recent attacks. In addition, this panel will discuss how intelligence can detect and prevent threats, redefining how endpoint security protects an organization.
Big Data, Behavior Analytics, Open Source Intelligence, and The Internet of Things
Marketing databases, customer analytics, open source intelligence and behavioral patterns are easier to manage with big data—but are these data elements safe from hackers? What is the impact of new technologies, from Pokémon GO to the Internet of Things? Theresa Payton explains how to harness big data to achieve business goals while incorporating safeguards to fight cybercriminals and how the Internet of Things may be the driver of global change.
Preventing and Disrupting National Security Cyber Threats
U.S. businesses face blended threats—criminal and national security—to their digital networks. In today’s interconnected economy, industry is a key partner in confronting these threats. A seemingly small cyber intrusion on a U.S. business may transmit personally identifiable information to a terrorist network or fund militant activity on battlefields far from U.S. jurisdiction. Boente will discuss cyber threat from nation states and how critical cooperation between business and federal agencies is disrupting cyberattacks.
Panel Discussion | Current and Emerging Cyber Issues
Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, scale, and sophistication and will continue to grow in the future. The internet of things is benefiting our lives in countless ways, but it also creates new opportunities for cybercriminals to take advantage. This panel will debate current cybersecurity trends and policy actions, as well as what leaders can do to defend critical infrastructure, deter malicious actors, and respond to significant cyber incidents.
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