Cyber Crime


Education Level: Basic

6316 - When the Walls Fell: Barbarians in the Throne Room

Wednesday, September 27
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Often defenders worry about the intangible security problems. They need to concentrate their efforts defending the enterprise by focusing on the fundamentals. Too often issues such as patching or system configuration failures lead to system compromise. These, along with issues such as SQL injection, are preventable problems. Defenders can best protect their digital assets by first understanding the sheer magnitude that a data breach can have on an enterprise.

Yahoo is a prime example of how the balance has changed for defenders from that of an annoyance regarding a data breach to an issue with potentially severe financial penalties. They have publicly confirmed two major data breaches, and the most recent disclosure concerns one billion records.

In this talk we'll review findings from analyzing hundreds of data breach disclosures as it pertains to what went wrong.

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Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate
Akamai Technologies

Dave Lewis has two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. He has worked in numerous verticals such as finance, critical infrastructure, technology, military and government. Currently, Dave is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and co-host of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Dave writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.


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6316 - When the Walls Fell: Barbarians in the Throne Room

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