10 Oct ChaTech hosts cybersecurity panel at INCubator
On Wednesday, October 8, Chattanooga Technology Council (or ChaTech) hosted their October Connect event at the INCubator. Sponsored by InfoSystems, the October Connect event focused on preparing for cyber threats inside and outside of an organization.
The cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve, with new threats emerging almost daily. The ability to track and prepare to face these threats can help security and risk management leaders improve their organization’s resilience and better support business goals. Ever-more sophisticated cyber attacks involving malware, phishing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and more have placed the data and assets of corporations, governments and individuals at constant risk.
AI and machine learning are being used in enhancing security defense efforts. “AI and machine learning are fantastic tools that can make humans more efficient and expands our abilities against cyber attacks. It doesn’t replace the basic knowledge that we hold, though, because it only takes one person to undermine an entire state of the art system without human knowledge,” noted Corey McReynolds of Avertium. However, AI and machine learning are also being used for the opposite, “AI is great at taking large amounts on information and data, and the bad actors are using this perfect what they are doing,” said Erich Kron of KnowBe4.
So what can companies do to prevent against these threats? Chad Waddell of Insystems suggests, “Security assessments to learn and understand your environment, putting polities in place such as having approval for over $1,000 payment requests, and eliminating password reuse.” Also, “making cybersecurity awareness training relevant for all, it should be seen as a new skill set everyone should have in all aspects of their lives.”
- Erich Kron – Security Awareness Advocate, KnowB4
- Chad Waddell, Solutions Architect, InfoSystems
- Corey McReynolds – Director of Enterprise Solutions, Avertium
The panel was moderated by co-founder of i-Card and AHS Consulting, Amna Shah.
Missed this Connect event? Don’t worry, we have one more this year on December 4 at Kenco. Learn more about what we will be talking about and register here.