Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

COT Office of the CISO observes Cyber Security Awareness Month annually by providing educational opportunities for state government staff.  In October of 2017 we partnered with trusted vendors in providing informative presentations focusing on current cyber security topics.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 at  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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CHRIS MITCHELL
Sr. Security Solutions Engineer
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Chris has 20 years of experience in IT, now focusing on Cyber Security and helping customers balance a secure environment with a productive workforce.
 
 
"PROTECTING AGAINST RANSOMWARE" : Ransomware is a multi-million dollar business for cyber criminals.  Chris will explain how to protect data availability from this type of attack. 
 
 
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 at  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


SecureWorks State of Cybercrime Report 2017



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CARY SPEARMAN
Security Engineer
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Cary works with State Agencies across the country to advise and design solutions for Cyber Security Vulnerabilities.  He has worked in IT for over ten years with a focus on Cyber Security for the last five.  He has obtained the following certifications: CCNA R&S, CCNA Security and MSCE.
 
"2017 STATE OF CYBERCRIME REPORT"The presentation will cover the key findings from the recently published SecureWorks Annual State of Cybercrime Report. SecureWorks’ goal in publicly sharing this report’s findings is to help all organizations better protect themselves from current and emerging cyber threats; to help make them become Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer.™
 
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 at  8:30 PM to 10:00 PM                                                   


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RON WINWARD
Security Evangelist
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"HIDDEN FACE OF THE DARKNET": 
Ron will walk you through how hackers use the Darknet.  A playground for illegal activities, the Darknet includes a large number of marketplaces and forms for hackers who are willing to buy and sell digital attack services. Attend this "virtual visit" and see the different attack services and tools that can be purchased.



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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 at  2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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BLAKE GARDNER
Financial Services Risk Senior Consultant (Sr. Staff)
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As a senior staff member in the Technology Risk Practice, Blake is responsible for performing consulting and IS audit services related to Third Party Risk Management, IS general controls, application controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. In addition, Blake has experience executing these services within the healthcare, financial services and higher education industries.

"MANAGING VENDOR RISK:  HOW TO PROPERLY OVERSEE VENDOR SECURITY CONTROLS":  T
his presentation will highlight key recommended practices in managing Vendor Security Risk.  Specifically, the presentation will cover:his presentation will highlight key recommended practices in managing Vendor Security Risk.  Specifically, the presentation will cover:
 
-       Why vendor security risk is an issue for organizations around the world
 -       How to prioritize vendors by inherent risk factors
 -       Tactics for assessing vendor security risk and evaluating Vendor security maturity
 -       Lessons learned from Data Breaches caused by Vendors


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