Enterprise security can be described as a game of chess. When new defensive measures are introduced to combat an existing threat or vulnerability, it’s inevitably in response to a newly released or discovered threat that’s adapted itself to the ever changing defensive landscape, it’s a response to a closed door, or chess move that necessitates a change in the attackers tactics. Join Chris Roberts of One World Labs (OWL) for a discussion around the current state of threats and the ever changing security landscape. We will take a look at how the mainstream security mindset should shift from the defensive layers built around us to a more progressive, proactive thought process that takes into account the landscape in which we now live. We will also take a look at social media, data leakage and how the very information we are trying to protect is leaking out, creating juggernaut size holes the attackers are exploiting on a daily basis.
The takeaways from this presentation will be a deeper understanding of risk associated with data leakage and a baseline understanding of what proactive steps can be taken to safeguard against these issues.
Chris Roberts is the founder of One World Labs, a security assessment, remediation and research facility in the Front Range area of Colorado. Chris has played a variety of roles both inside and as a consultant to the IT security, engineering, and architecture/design operations of a number of Fortune 500 companies across the finance, retail, energy, and services sectors. He has previously worked as an FBI business liaison. He has a wealth of experience conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, compromise investigations, and digital forensics examinations of all types of information systems. He is also adept at searching in cyberspace, including the dark corners that most search engines avoid because of the security threats they pose. Chris has also worked on, developed and implemented company-wide information security awareness programs and trains management and employees on IT security topics. Chris holds or has held credentials in many of the IT and INFOSEC disciplines throughout the years and is a frequent speaker and presenter on topical IT security issues and has been featured in a number of documentary videos involving IT security. Chris is an active member of the Systems Administration and Network Services (SANS) organization and an active participant in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) community and serves as a member of ISSC. Chris has recently been involved in several start-up companies in the Front Range and Atlanta area. His depth and experience in the field is invaluable as OWL pursues clients from all diverse technical backgrounds.