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Cybersecurity 2018: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, or Just Looking Around?
VirusTotal Enterprise by Evan Derheim
As we approach year's end, we start to see the usual round of annual summaries and reports. Many of these are excellent, but what are they telling us? Are things getting better? Are we making progress? Cyberdefense has only gotten more complicated, more mainstreamed in our social lives, and more confusing. This might be great job security for some of us, but not so great for public policy, security improvement, consumer confidence, etc.
In this talk, we'll look at 2018 and identify highlights across a broad spectrum of issues: the trends in attack tradecraft and targets; the evolution of defensive tools and controls, and the big defensive ideas on the horizon; and the increasing role that cybersecurity is playing in business, boardrooms, and in public policy.
We'll talk about the changes in behavior of the cybersecurity community, and how that will affect our ability to scale up defenses across the entire ecosystem.
We'll point out the key trends and try to sort out hype from progress. We'll also take a quick look at some things to expect in 2019, some problems and shifts that might reshape the environment.
Tony Sager, Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security, leads the development of the CIS Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. As of December 21, 2015, more than 13,000 individuals and organizations have downloaded the CIS' Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense Version 6.0 since their release to the public in 2015. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute.
Evan is a Customer Experience Engineer for VirusTotal. Before coming to VirusTotal, he worked at both NASA's security operation center and NASA's supercomputing facility. An entrepreneur at heart, he has started two technology-centric businesses. He earned his BS studying information systems at San Jose State University. When he's not dabbling with new business ideas, he enjoys watching Bay Area sports teams and working out.