Dr. Eric Cole is the #1 cyber security expert in the US with a non-paralleled resume including the Obama administration, CIA, and the Gates Foundation. He and his team specialize in helping clients build a dynamic defense in the right areas of security to prevent security breaches, and also work in research and development to advance information systems security.
Dr. Cole is an expert in information technology, with a focus on secure network design, perimeter defense, penetration testing, vulnerability discovery and intrusion detection systems. He has a doctorate degree in information technology from Pace University and master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science from the New York Institute of Technology.
Dr. Cole has also authored many books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat, and is an inventor with more than 20 patents. He was inducted into the 2014 InfoSecurity Hall of Fame. He also served as CTO of McAfee, Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin and ten years at the Central Intelligence Agency.
With his prominence and experience in the cyber security industry, Dr. Cole is a sought-after cyber security specialist and keynote speaker. He has delivered numerous high value, meaningful presentations that provide audiences with practical solutions to improve their organizations.
Every company is at risk for online hacking. These hacks can range from costing a large sum of money to being held hostage; therefore, the ability to both protect and react to hacking could be the thing that saves an organization.
Companies need to understand how it happens so that you can create a corporate system to protect themselves and hold employees and teams accountable to prevent the company from being at risk. In this talk, Dr. Cole explains the dangers of being online and how to take all preventative measures.
A companywide mantra needs to be created and established within all organizations that teaches team members and employees how to deal with security issues, both general and online. However, when this system is created, it can feel like a big brother approach to employees.
Dr. Cole explains and establishes the best practices of creating these environments that make all members feel safe and that their privacy is important. There is a careful balance needed between culture and security and through this talk, the individual and the company will be able to find their sweet spot and compromise.
Corporate security is both essential for inhouse as well as the safety from 3rd parties violating the integrity of company data. The only way to protect an organization is by creating a foundational system and not by plugging the dam on an ad hoc basis as issues arise. In this presentation, Dr. Cole takes a deep dive into how to create a foundation from the ground up that provides safety and defense to all parties involved.
The threat is real. It is not a matter of if someone will be a target, but a matter of when. Every organization really has 2 options: 1) ignore the problem, wait until you are hacked, and react; or 2) be proactive, minimize the exposure, and turn potential major risks until minor incidents.
Every company is at risk for online hacking and these hacks can cost a large sum of money, hold them hostage and/or have reputational impacts to an organization. Cyber security is not hard if an organization and the individual in the organization follows core principles. Therefore, it is critical to understand how attacks happen, so a robust method of cyber defense can be built. It is also important to make sure that you hold your employees accountable for their actions and do not inadvertently put your company at risk.
In this engaging talk, the audience will learn:
– The real threats that organizations face
– How adversaries work and operate
– Methods to defend against attacks
– Ways to minimize the cost and exposure from an attack