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Ghost In The Supply Chain: How Advanced Attackers Exploit Vulnerabilities In Your Supply Chain

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-08-13 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Paul Roberts, James Lyne


  • Duo Security

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Recent attacks, ranging from the Target breach to the recent "Zombie Zero" attack on logistics and shipping firms underscore the dangers posed by the increasingly long and complex supply chains that provide global firms with hardware, software, people and services. How can overtaxed IT security teams best assess their third party and supply chain risk? What are the best strategies for managing identity and security across your business partners, third party suppliers and contractors?

Speaker Bios

James Lyne

James is Head of Research and Development and CyberStart Creator at SANS Institute. He is a hands-on, technically advanced security practitioner whose commitment to educating those outside of the industry has led him to create and deliver cyber security training programmes across the world. His extensive technical knowledge combined with an energetic and passionate attitude has meant that he is a frequent industry advisor as well as a respected spokesperson for the industry.

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Security Ledger (, an independent security news website that explores the intersection of cyber security with the Internet of Things.

Paul is a seasoned reporter, editor and industry analyst with more than a decade of experience covering the information technology security space. His writing about cyber security has appeared in publications including MIT Technology Review, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CIO Magazine, ZDNet and Fortune Small Business. He has appeared on NPR's Marketplace Tech Report and The Oprah Show.

Prior to launching Security Ledger, Paul worked as a Senior Analyst in The 451 Group's Enterprise Security Practice. He has held positions as a senior writer and editor at noted industry publications including, and Ziff Davis's and The IDG News Service.

Paul lives outside Boston with his wife and three, spirited daughters. His hobbies include marathoning, swimming, gardening and local politics.

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