Polar Systems 2019 Security Series – Session 3

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Automating Compliance in the Cloud

Every breach tells a story. And most of them end with the same lesson: we are the problem. Humans, and our static, on-premise, old-school, castle-mentality of security.  It does not work anymore. We make mistakes. Mistakes that hackers quickly exploit. The complexity of information security has outgrown our human capacity.  The only way to get ahead of this expanding threat is to automate. This means letting go of all those racks of NGFWs and SIEMs, and codifying security using the power and scale of the cloud.

Topics Covered:

  • How static, on-premise security is a game you will never win
  • Benefits of codifying security
  • Walk through of cloud automation code

Take a ways:

  • The benefits of a fully automated, cloud environment
  • How codifying not only dramatically accelerates security, it also makes it more reliable and consistent
  • Building blocks for infosec next

Where:  Well and Good Coffee (The Den)
7357 SW Beveland St.
Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97223

When:  TBD (Moved to a later date)
7:30am – 9:30am

Speaker: Andrew Plato , Anitian

Andrew has 23 years of experience in information security. Andrew founded Anitian in 1995, after discovering how to hack websites using SQL injection attacks. Today, Anitian serves thousands of clients worldwide with a suite of security solutions and services especially designed for the cloud. 

Andrew’s career encompasses nearly every dimension of information security. He has participated in thousands of security projects, written hundreds of articles, and advised numerous C-level executives.  Andrew was the primary visionary behind Anitian’s revolutionary Sherlock platform, which automates the deployment, configuration, and management of security and compliance in the cloud.  Being a both a business owner and security practitioner allows Andrew to bring a unique perspective to any discussion regarding security, technology, and governance.

Andrew is well-known for entertaining presentations that seek out creative and practical ways to solve security and business challenges

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Small Business Security Series for Business Leaders

If you are an executive, senior leader or business leader you won’t want to miss this extremely valuable educational series.  

Of the $86T world economy, $6T of that is cyber crime and it’s growing rapidly. Criminals are investing back into the “trade” as any business would and trading skills to develop new tactics for attacking your business data. What are you doing to protect your own organization? 

The FBI discourages businesses from paying ransom after an attack as it encourages this behavior. Unfortunately too many organizations are left with no other choice. In 2018, 46% of all US businesses hit with ransomware paid the ransom and only 26% of those were able to unlock their files after paying the ransom. How would your business be impacted if you couldn’t unlock your data?

The FBI discourages businesses from paying ransom after an attack as it encourages this behavior. Unfortunately too many organizations are left with no other choice. In 2018, 46% of all US businesses hit with ransomware paid the ransom and only 26% of those were able to unlock their files after paying the ransom. How would your business be impacted if you couldn’t unlock your data?

Session 1 (Feb 26) COMPLETED:  What are the latest threats and where are they coming from?

We will discuss the new NIST Small Business Cyber security Act signed in 2018 and what it will mean to US small businesses? We will also cover the latest security threats in the US and globally. You won’t want to miss this session as it will provide a great foundation to the 2019 security series seminar.

Session 2 (April 25th) COMPLETED: How cyber criminals use employees to gain access to your company data and how you can reduce your risk

Think you have the best technologies in place to protect your data and that’s all you need? Think again. Your employees are your biggest data security risk and they don’t do it on purpose.  Cyber criminals focus on low hanging fruit, humans. Worst of all it’s no longer just limited to just phishing emails, criminals use other methods and tactics to gain information that allows them access to company data.