Ten Myths of Cyber Security
Boston, MA: TuesdaY, January 20, 2015 – 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
Washington D.C.: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
IT security professionals often adopt strategies for cyber defense that are based on faulty assumptions. For example, strong, frequently changing passwords can make networks more vulnerable instead of less. Dr. Eric Haseltine, former head of R&D at NSA and Director of S&T for the Intelligence Community will explore the myth of strong passwords and nine other common misperceptions about cyber security. He will describe strategies that Information Assurance and IT professionals can use to recognize the sway these powerful myths hold within their organizations and convince senior managers to provide the resources needed to address historically underfunded areas, such as insider threats and supply chain attacks.