Topics For Today:
- Why is it important to take the Cyber threat seriously?
- What can be done to prepare for wider security challenges?
- What can organizations do to protect themselves and their customers - How can you lead the way?
- What is happening in the current cyber security landscape?
- Get Involved!!
Why is it important to take the Cyber threat seriously?
The Cyber Business Challenge
Today we've moved from doing business in a physical world to doing business in a cyber world
Whether you are primarily in on-line commerce or simply exchanging artifacts with other companies, YOU ARE DOING BUSINESS IN CYBERLAND
In Cyberland: ANYONE CAN BE ANYONE; anyone can be anywhere; people can gather information about you and use it in ways you might not have considered
In many cases, even law enforcement officials are not safe from attack - Cyber Crime runs rampant and we all suffer from it
There is overwhelming evidence of crimes; But most of it is still unusable in court and most crimes aren't even investigated and go un-punished
Criminals walk the "Cyber Street" without fear of arrest or conviction
Hackers Benefit from Companies' lack of attention to cyber security and poor investment in protecting critical data - The statistics say it's working for them
What can be done to prepare for wider security challenges?
Educate Your Fellow Executives
Cyber Security is a business problem, not a technical problem - You have to solve it as one. Cyber Security should be addressed from the Top down AND from the bottom up. Get your C-Suite buy in from the beginning.
Understand your Cyber Footprint
You can't protect what you don't know - Forming a plan to fully understand what your new or potential company's digital footprint is will help you get control and make the right changes.
Don't forget about DATA! knowing what types of data, who has access and where the data moves is critical to understanding your new environment.
Trust the Experts
You may be able to follow a checklist, but not have the tools to verify if everything is done correctly. Knowing when you need help will save you in the end
What can organizations do to protect themselves and their customers?
How can you lead the way?
Enroll in current tech news feeds from social media to the leading Cyber Security blogs (Like Protecting Tomorrow's) to stay up to date with what is changing. Being able to clearly communicate changes and threats to the C-Suite will help you get the commitment and funding you need.
Encourage funding for employee security training and assessing the current Security risk and maturity.
Build a Culture of Collaborative Security
From BYOD to IoT, the span of control in your next opportunity from a Tech perspective will be completely unique. Know what to look for and where to start to set yourself apart.
Trust But Varify
Know your Cyber Neighbor- your next company may have used partners for decades and are trusted with all sorts of trade secrets over handshake agreements. There is NOTHING wrong with verifying their cyber risk and maturity.
What is happening in the current cyber security landscape?
Hackers Are Getting More Sophisticated and Effective
I know this is the headline for the LP3-SecurIT marketing material... but we use that for a reason. IT IS TRUE
Ransomware is everywhere and the FBI's advice is to just pay it
It Won't Happen to Me
CEOs and executives have a false sense of security, banking on their IT folks and their Cyber Insurance
Future Talent, Tech and Innovation
There is still a disconnect between open positions and the RIGHT FIT for the job - With over 1.6 million people in our regional workforce, we should be able to hold on to the best and brightest to fill our key positions
San Diego continues to grow a collaborative culture for start ups and security minded innovation
Leaders in Cyber Security innovation are getting VC attention.
Folks like FHOOSH, AttackIQ and Proficio are pushing the envelope on tech and getting funded to do so.
We have a new president and a new set of cyber security challenges.
CYBERPOL launches in the US
Cyber 911 is building traction
Working with Non-Profits
Working with organizations like ProtectingTomorrow count not only for your resume, but also for job experience.
Demonstrate real-world skills and leadership while helping your community
For Protecting Tomorrow we are looking for Technical help to set up the environments and systems and Management to help with our volunteers and students.
Become a thought leader and start making a name for yourself as somebody who takes security seriously and can apply a secure mindset to each role you take on.
What all are you looking to get out of this group?
What topics would you like discussed?
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What would be a reason that you would chose not to come?
Are you finding value from today's discussions?
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Who else do you know that can benefit from being here?