In this talk, we will give a short introduction into hybrid app development, present specific attacks and discuss how Android developers are using Apache Cordova. In the second half of the talk, we will focus on the secure development of hybrid apps: both with hands-on guidelines for defensive programming as well as recommendations for hybrid app specific security testing strategies.
Dr. Achim D. Brucker (https://www.brucker.ch) leads the Software Assurance & Security Research Team (https://logicalhacking.com) at the University of Sheffield, UK. Until December 2015, he was a Security Testing Strategist in the Global Security Team of SAP SE, where, among others, he defined the risk-based security testing strategy of SAP. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences.
BrightTALK caught up with Kai Roer, the Creator of the Security Culture Framework for an in-depth conversation on security culture and it's value to businesses today. Kai also talks through the findings of the Security Culture Report 2017, which can be accessed via the videos attachments.
Topics up for discussion:
- The importance of building a strong culture of security at businesses to add to an overall security strategy
- How to improve security culture within your organisation
- GDPR and how to prepare effectively
- The findings of the Security Culture Report 2017
BrightTALK caught up with Menlo Security's Jason Steer for an in-depth conversation on the current state of information security, today's threatscape and a discussion on the cyber industry.
Topics up for discussion:
- The Russian hack of the US election
- AI & Machine learning in Cyber Security
- The Yahoo breach and steps to take to avoid it happening to other companies
- The leading prevention technologies currently and how to adopt them
- Cyber warfare in today's political spectrum
These days it's not a matter of if you'll be breached, but when. Security teams in the modern enterprise must accept that as well as efforts to protect their perimeter, they must also focus on understanding their east-west traffic.
This panel discussion will look at the trends and technologies influencing cyber security strategy in 2017, in particular those that deal with effectively monitoring your network to ensure your organisation handles vulnerabilities and stays breach free.
- Josh Downs, Community Manager - Information Security, BrightTALK (moderator)
- Jeff Costlow, Director of Security, ExtraHop Networks
- Rami Mizrahi, VP of R&D, TopSpin Security
- Francois Raynaud, Founder, DevSecCon
Tune into this panel conversation if you're a network or security professional looking to hear the latest trends and security best-practices to defend against a constantly evolving opponent.
Web and cloud application security exposures and email-based attacks continue to plague enterprises of all sizes, industries, and geographies. To tackle the threat, organisations have typically relied on multiple single purpose solutions to address each channel of risk. They’ve ended up with a proliferation of products, which complicates security and compliance, rather than simplifying it.
By unifying email, web, and cloud security with multi-factor authentication, CensorNet offers the freedom, visibility and protection that businesses need to navigate the threat landscape while unlocking the benefits of the cloud by enabling safe adoption of a wide range of apps.
Security is not rocket science. Developing an effective and efficient enterprise security program starts with strong culture and risk communication. Ditch the old school security ways and embrace the millennial approach. The pillars of the millennial approach to security are: developing a positive security culture, making secure business processes easy, fostering enduring business relationships, constant communication with executives, and getting the biggest bang for your limited bucks with risk prioritization.Read more >
Cloud security remains one of the top barriers to the adoption of cloud computing (Gartner top 3) and drives a need for new and broader security measures that go beyond traditional enterprise IT security tools and practices.
Join security experts from IBM, SoftLayer and Intel® for a comprehensive webinar about the cutting-edge products and services that deliver unparalleled control and data security in the cloud. In this webinar, you will receive:
Practical and technical advice can be applied immediately to help secure your organization's IT environment using SoftLayer's security-rich environment for deploying and running customer workloads.
A full overview of the chip-level Intel®TXT security available first in the cloud at SoftLayer. Lastly learn more about IBM Cloud Data Encryption Services™ about Data protection, resiliency, security and storage.
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BrightTALK favourite Raj Samani took the time to discuss the influence of cyber on middle eastern political conflicts; the role of hacking in Russian-American tensions; how to combat the cyber skills shortage and the enduring benefits of security collaboration.
Josh Downs, BrightTALK's Information Security Community Manager breaks down 3 must-watch webinars from February's Data-driven Security Summit:
3. Business-lead and Threat-Focused Cyber Risk Management - Chris Verdonck, Global Cyber Strategy & Peter Wirnsperger, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
2. Making Vulnerability Management Sexy, Again! - Amar Singh, Chair of ISACA's UK Security Advisory Group
1. (mis)Adventures in Data-driven Security: How to Avoid Tragedy & Engineer Success - Nik Whitfield, CEO, Panaseer
To attend any of the above, see the URLs in the attachments.
For more insights, follow Josh on @BrightTALK_Josh
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An overall deep level analysis of why it is important to go back to basics, and basics of risk based approach towards information security. The session will be covering the current and historical state of information security, its challenges, and the way to get the right security for any organisation. Risk based approach, frameworks, high level steps, cost-benefit analysis, prioritisation of corrective measures based on risk categories, and presenting the information security plans to executive management based on a risk based approach. This is extremely key, when the organisational perimeters are not physical anymore, and organisational boundaries cannot be clearly defined within a firewall or a router, due to the adoption of new technologies and solutions like cloud, big data, mobiles etc.
The future for women in Cyber Security is NOW.
Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cyber security remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally.
At EC-Council University we want to empower and recognize women who are results-driven and able to manage multiple disparate tasks while leading groups to achieve positive outcomes and astonishing professional successes.
Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low. Women are detail oriented with an analytical mind that quickly assess and achieve solutions to the most difficult problems, prioritizing and executing in a rapid, dynamic environment.
“At EC-Council University we wish to highlight these prestigious women and set examples for others to follow suit.”
Something is seriously wrong here. Businesses spend millions every year on the latest security technologies to keep their businesses safe – and then they still get attacked! Why does this continue to happen over and over again, and what can we do about it? This presentation – loaded with compelling research data from many different industry sources – provides revealing statistics on how bad this cyber security problem really is, and why it has continued to get worse despite your best efforts. But, if you’re willing to think differently about network security, there is now a way you can eliminate a huge number of attacks on your network, improve productivity of your IT staff, keep your business safe, and save a significant amount of money in the process. Skeptical, right? Well attend this session, learn the facts, then decide for yourself.Read more >
Randy Franklin Smith of Ultimate Windows Security has been busy researching the changes to audit policy and the security log in Windows 10. He’ll be updating the Security Log Encyclopedia to reflect these changes and I’m going to show you these changes live in this upcoming real training for free ™ webinar. Here’s what to expect:
• Microsoft has added a new “Audit Group Membership” subcategory to audit policy that documents all the groups a user belongs to at the moment of logon – whether an interactive logon to a workstation or a remote logon as to a file server. Smith will discuss the interesting ways you can use this information to enhance your monitoring of different types of users.
• The other new audit policy, “Audit PNP Activity” allows you to audit connection of external devices by the Windows plug and play system.
• Microsoft has new events and more fields to some existing events so that get additional useful information on activity like: Logons, process creation, enumeration of the local SAM account database and changes to Boot Configuration Database (BCD).
A lot of these changes are valuable enhancements that will help you catch endpoint security threats more effectively. Furthermore, Smith will show specific examples of these new events and point out the new fields in existing events.
LogRhythm, has sponsored this real training for free ™ session. LogRhythm has a new version of their cool SIEM out and Erick Ingleby will demo the new version 7.1. This includes the introduction of a new back-end technology for storing all log data that provides greater scalability, search performance, faster indexing rates, and enables new capabilities such as unstructured search against the full log message text.
In this webinar I will discuss what security culture is, where it belongs in the organisation, and how good security culture can reduce the likelihood of being breached. I will point to research on culture, human behaviours, and how to motivate people to do the right thing.Read more >
Hear from Gartner’s cloud security research director Steve Riley.
New API-driven cloud and web services, along with mobile devices, have unlocked new and unsurpassed levels of productivity.
The reality, however, is that while the way people work has evolved, legacy security tools were designed for a different time — and new tools such as cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are quickly gaining the attention of security architects and CISOs worldwide.
Netskope is proud to sponsor this webcast where attendees will hear from Gartner’s cloud security research director Steve Riley.
Attendees will learn:
- how organizations are rethinking visibility, governance, data security, and threat protection
- how to build a new security stack as resilient and nimble as the new workforce they protect.
Cloud Security Research Director
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Since 2013 we have created a Security Champions network in Diageo across our 21 markets globally.Given limited resources, we had a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve and we took a top-down approach to gain support for the initiative. We developed SMART objectives with a view to slowly and demonstrably driving value for Diageo employees and management over time. This is the story of how we achieved mutual benefit both for us in the central Security team and for the market Security Champions & their colleagues. Key takeaways will include;
1: Aim for a Win-Win situation;
2: Gain support from senior management first;
3: Empower your champions;
4: Build the program into champions’ annual targets or development plans;
5: Actively drive network continuous improvement.
For more than two decades organizations worldwide have failed at creating the security awareness we have aimed for. Instead of continuing doing things we already know are failing to give us the results we need, Mr. Roer and his team set out to analyse what the key elements in successful awareness programs are, and what the major reasons for failure are. The research project was the basis to create the Security Culture Framework, a free and open methodology on organizing successful awareness campaigns that creates lasting cultural change. Today, the framework is being used by a large number of organizations around the world, to build and maintain security culture. In this talk, Mr. Roer will walk you through the four basic principles of the Security Culture Framework, and explain how to be successful when building security culture.Read more >
For centuries mankind’s greatest innovations came about through careful examination of natural systems. Information Security is no different. This presentation will explore how information security professionals can use the agricultural concept of “permaculture” (the practice of using design principles observed in natural ecosystems) to cultivate a sustainable, data-driven security program.
In this fast-paced, thought-provoking session you’ll learn:
- The basic tenets of permaculture and how they apply to information security strategy
- How to build a security program that fosters collaboration, coupled with feedback loops and metrics
- How embracing differences within an organization can lead to increases in productivity and security
- Effective policy and control designs that enhance business objections as opposed to stifling them
About the Speaker
Chris Nelson has a passion for security, especially building security programs and teams in incredibly dynamic organizations. Chris is currently the Vice President of ISSA’s Denver Chapter, and Director of Security for Distil Networks, where he continues to expand his theories on using Permaculture in the design and implementation of security programs and controls. Chris held a similar role at Rally Software after working with Aetna as a security, compliance and privacy lead. Previously, he held similar roles with Return Path and has served multiple Fortune 500 clients in a consulting capacity.
The world of IT security is undergoing tremendous change. The unstoppable momentum of the Internet and cloud computing, the ubiquity of mobile devices and the emergence of Internet of things have together turned the IT security landscape upside down. So what can you do today to keep your security ahead of these trends? In this webcast, we will share actionable best practices gleaned from more than 5,000 leading global organizations - including United Airlines, Humana, Sealed Air, British American Tobacco, the United States Marines and NATO. We will also talk about the latest strategies and techniques cyber-criminals are using today and the concrete steps you can take to keep your organization safe.Read more >