Please join the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of InfraGard at our next bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1-until….
We will be presenting this month’s Virtual Meeting using Microsoft Teams. Software installation is not required.
Presentation Link: https://aka.ms/NCIGOct2020
Topic: Cybersecurity as a Self-Defense Discipline
This discussion presents a different way of approaching the topic of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is often discussed in highly technical terms, or conceptually in the context of warfare. Neither are wrong, but they aren’t necessarily the most useful for approaching cybersecurity. There is, however, a discipline that closely aligns with the cybersecurity situation that most companies from themselves in: self-defense. This is not self-defense in terms of fighting or close-quarters combat, but rather training to avoid threats, de-escalate situations, and – when necessary – responding in an effective, appropriate manner. By framing the approach to cybersecurity in a context that is more meaningful to individuals, it may help more individuals approach cybersecurity in an effective way.
Eric Traynor has 20+ years in IT, with 10 of those in various aspects of information security. He is currently a Director of Application Security at MetLife but spent 22 years in the emergency services industry before that. He has a Master of Science degree in Information Security, with certifications including Azure Security Engineer and Solutions Architect, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Certified Information Privacy Technologist. His professional focus is on leveraging new technologies to create solutions with comprehensive security built in.