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How are Cybercriminals Threatening Security? Highlights from the 2015 Internet Security Threat Report

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (2015-08-18 19:00:00 UTC)
  • Don Maclean, David Hoelzer, Robert Myles, CISSP, CISM


  • DLT Solutions
  • Symantec

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Understanding how cybercriminals are threatening security is the first step to securing your information and your company's goals. From social media vulnerabilities to digital extortion, the 2015 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) leverages an unparalleled amount of data and is the resource needed to quickly uncover digital threats. Join this webinar to hear a discussion of the current threat landscape and a review of the ISTR's "Key Findings". In addition, Robert Myles with Symantec will drill-down into some of the finer points of these "Key Findings" and offer solutions to combat these various cyber threats.

Key Findings

  • How cyberattackers leap-frog corporate defenses
  • Why ransomware attacks increased 113% in 2014
  • How social networks and apps enable cybercriminals
  • Why corporate defenses are falling behind as cybercriminals move faster
  • Why attacks on Internet of Things devices are more serious than ever

Speaker Bios

David Hoelzer

David Hoelzer is a high-scoring SANS Fellow instructor and author of more than twenty sections of SANS courseware. He is an expert in a variety of information security fields, having served in most major roles in the IT and security industries over the past twenty-five years. Recently, David was called upon to serve as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission for ground-breaking GLBA Privacy Rule litigation. David has been highly involved in governance at SANS Technology Institute, serving as a member of the Curriculum Committee as well as Audit Curriculum Lead. As a SANS instructor, David has trained security professionals from organizations including NSA, DHHS, Fortune 500 security engineers and managers, various Department of Defense sites, national laboratories, and many colleges and universities. David is a research fellow in the Center for Cybermedia Research and also a research fellow for the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research Operations Center (ITFF/ROC). He also is an adjunct research associate of the UNLV Cybermedia Research Lab and a research fellow with the Internet Forensics Lab. David has written and contributed to more than 15 peer reviewed books, publications, and journal articles. Currently, David serves as the principal examiner and director of research for Enclave Forensics, a New York/Las Vegas based incident response and forensics company. He also serves as the chief information security officer for Cyber-Defense, an open source security software solution provider. In the past, David served as the director of the GIAC Certification program, bringing the GIAC Security Expert certification to life. David holds a BS in IT, Summa Cum Laude, having spent time either attending or consulting for Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, and American Intercontinental University.

Don Maclean

As Chief Cybersecurity Technologist for DLT Solutions, Don Maclean formulates and executes corporate cyber security portfolio strategies, speaks and writes on security concepts, approaches, and offerings, and socializes DLT's offerings and capabilities with vendor partners. Before joining DLT, Don managed security programs for numerous Federal clients- DOJ, DOL, FAA, FBI, and OFR (Treasury), during his tenure at BAE Systems and VMD Systems Integrators. An avid musician, Don sponsors a concert for charity every year.

Robert Myles, CISSP, CISM

As an influential and highly accomplished thought leader for Symantec, Robert consults with IT professionals across the U.S., advising on strategies for Security Architecture, Technology, Information and Cyber Security in addition to infrastructure solutions to secure and manage their information, recognized for his ability to relate conceptually as well as technically. Over thirty year’s career experience supports his expertise in information technology, regulatory compliance, healthcare and public safety in a broad spectrum of industries. Robert is a retired commissioned officer from the U.S. Coast Guard, holds a BS degree in Business Management and Communications from Concordia University and certifications as both a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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