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Insider Threat - The Enemy Within

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (2015-04-22 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Dr. Eric Cole

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Insider threat is a term that many people are familiar with. The problem is that when people hear this term they immediately think of malicious, evil insiders that are deliberately causing harm to an organization. While the "malicious" insider will always be a concern, that is not the primary area of damage for most organizations today. The main point of compromise for many attacks today is the "accidental" insider. The accidental insider is someone who honestly and earnestly believes they are doing their job but are tricked or manipulated into allowing someone to cause harm to the organization. In this webcast cyber security visionary Dr. Eric Cole, will explain how adversaries compromise the insider and most importantly what can be done to protect against. Actionable solutions such as controlling harmful applications, filtering bad content, limiting executable content and controlling executables will be covered. During this engaging webcast attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the insider threat and actionable steps that can be taken to protect against it.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

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