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Cyber Security Principles, Practices, Tools & Breaches: High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses

September 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

This seminar explains how sophisticated organizations with highly trained security professionals fall victim to devastating information breaches. It focuses on how security weaknesses such as poor password and vendor management and the effectiveness of phishing/spear phishing, led to the break ins at Equifax, Target, Neiman Marcus, Home Depot, Sony Pictures, and the Federal government’s Office of Personnel Management. It describes techniques the hackers used to exploit system vulnerabilities that led to their access and control of those systems, often undetected. It concludes with lessons learned to prevent future occurances.


The benefits and challenges of using cloud computing for personal data storage are also explained. Participants also attain strategies to protect their personal information from various types of malicious code produced by hackers. In the event of identity theft, participants determine immediate actions to significantly reduce the impact on their credit, government benefits, and tax refunds.

Richard Gunzel is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Secure I.T. Risk Solutions LLC, an IT risk and data protection consulting practice. Richard is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He has also completed numerous industry sponsored external and corporate provided training in various areas of information technology, data security, and broadband networking.

Full Series:

Sept 13th Cyber Security Workshop

Sept 18th Cyber Security Tools of the Trade

Sept 20th High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses


September 20, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Jeff Zaino


Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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