Security Threats and Risks
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
Threats to computers and information systems continue to grow as new threat vectors emerge with remarkable speed and regularity. In the cyber arena, unfortunately, the barriers to entry remain low, and the capacity and capabilities of adversaries are continually improving. In this webinar, we discuss existing and emerging threats to information systems, as well as key measures that can be instituted as a first level of defense. The threats detailed will be aligned with the needs and concerns of the defense industry, including theft of highly sensitive data, hardware trojans, and loss of control over critical systems. Beyond the general categories of threat—malware and ransomware, cross-site scripting and hardware trojans–we will be discussing such new concerns as smart contract flaws and ‘cloudhoppers,’ who sneak into the systems of companies that manage IT for other firms, and other growing threats.