ISMG’s Executive Briefings focus on specific challenges being faced by information security executives in today’s cybersecurity landscape. Moderated by one of ISMG’s Executive Editors and a guest industry expert, Briefings give cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to discuss threats and controls with a handful of market leaders in an informal setting, from which you will emerge with new ideas and solutions you can immediately put to work to improve your own organization’s defensive posture.
Reducing the Risk of a Cyber Attack – How to Avoid Becoming the Next Equifax
80% of successful cyberattacks – including high-profile incidents involving Equifax, WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya, the Russian hack on the Democratic National Committee, and the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh – exploited known vulnerabilities in deployed software.
But how can organizations sustainably address the cyber risks they face? And what are those vulnerabilities giving rise to 80% of the successful attacks? And, why can’t the cybersecurity providers of the world match or get ahead of the hackers so we can sleep at night by being proactive, instead of helplessly waiting to be attacked and then responding to the seemingly inevitable penetration?
If you’re looking for new perspectives on these questions, then join Mathew Schwartz for an exclusive roundtable discussion where attendees will tackle such topics as:
- How can we “know” about vulnerabilities we don’t know about today?
- How are the best and the brightest executing vulnerability identification and remediation?
- What are common misconceptions about dealing with flaws?
- What regulatory concerns do organizations face when it comes to vulnerabilities?
- What are must-have policies and controls for managing and eliminating cyber risk?
Joining Mathew to provide expert insight is Stephen Soble, CEO of Assured Enterprises, a cybersecurity company focused on cyber risk-from assessments to services to proactive innovative products to thwart the hackers.