NIC Partner Conference keynote speaker former fbi special agent chris tarbell

One of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time, Chris Tarbell has extensive expertise in cyber security and computer forensics. In an environment where an open computer receives more than 42,000 hits trying to hack it within 13 minutes, how do you protect your assets?
Dubbed “the Eliot Ness of online crime” by Newsweek, he is the man responsible for infiltrating the hacker group Anonymous and taking down the notorious dark web drug trafficking site Silk Road, called “the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet.”
He led the tracking and arrest of two of the most infamous figures in cyberspace: Sabu, who was at one point the most influential hacker in the world, and Dread Pirate Roberts, who was later convicted for his involvement with Silk Road.
Believing that there are two types of companies out there – those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked, Tarbell offers practical tips like “Don’t be the low-hanging fruit” and “Be aware of insider threats” and helps audiences understand which threats they should focus on when allocating their resources.
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