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Cyber Security Workshop: High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses

March 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

The Cyber Security Seminar was developed to promote internet security awareness for the larger internet user community. To date the program has been delivered in more than a dozen well attended 90 minute cyber security workshops to enthusiastic participants across Fairfield County. It consists of three unique 90 minute presentations: Cyber Security Workshop, a primer on internet security awareness, safe practices and techniques; Cyber Security Tools of the Trade, explores and explains many of the current techologies depicted in spy movies and in the real world; and the timely, High Profile Security Breaches & Data Losses, chronicling the Equifax, Target, Sony, and US Govt Office of Personnel Management data breaches. This seminar is by design non-technical and geared for anyone with an interest in protecting their personal information – no prior background is needed.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a three-part series occurring on March 14, March 21, and March 28. Please register separately for each individual date.



March 28, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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