Cyber Security 2020: Emerging Threats, Trends & Tactics
The cyber-threat landscape is shifting in new and critical directions. While financial gain still drives cybercrime, the accumulation and exercise of raw power is the latest holy grail. Criminals are strategically leveraging potent tools, from hacking the news cycle (fake news) to manipulating outcomes (election fraud), from weaponizing the Internet of Things (cyber warfare) to exploiting information for the purpose of extortion (cyber blackmail). The common mistake is to think that these trends won't affect an organization like yours or people like you. And that is where the danger lies. Cyber Security 2020 is full of solutions to help you plan and prepare for the latest wave of threats before they land on your shores, saving you time, money and reputational damage.
Think Like a Spy:
Aggressive Identity Theft Protection
Identity theft training is no longer optional. Every move you make in the digital world can be tracked, hacked, recorded and exploited. Threat sources like smartphones, the Internet of Things, wearable technology, cloud computing and social media have shifted the competitive landscape in favor of cyber-savvy users with strong identity theft training, prompting a question: Are you in control of your data, or are you being controlled? Due to the power of personally identifying information and the rapid rate at which information is being compromised, we must leverage prevention tools to protect everything from our Social Security numbers to bank accounts, from passwords to confidential emails.
John delivers these identity theft countermeasures in a highly interactive, disarmingly humorous presentation inspired by his personal loss of more than $300,000, his business and two years to identity theft. In this presentation, John focuses specifically on identity theft protection tools that apply to every individual in your audience.
Building a Bulletproof Culture of Security
Security awareness starts at the top. Cybercriminals lust for your corporate data. Competitors bribe your disgruntled employee for a thumb drive full of confidential files. Social engineers exploit your executives' social media profiles – a veritable "how to" guide for network security access. Hackers "sniff" unprotected IP addresses and cloud traffic you didn't even know existed. Cyber extortionists encrypt your mission-critical data and demand a ransom. In the meantime, you end up the next disastrous headline – reputation damaged, customers fleeing. Cybercrime and corporate data breach are a huge financial cost and legal liability to organizations. This does not have to be your fate. As a leader, you must learn to cope with a wide range of cyber threats with little to no technical background, limited resources and almost no lead time. The answer lies in your preparation and strength of culture. This presentation aims at leaders looking to imbue their culture with security strategies from the boardroom to the break room. John leverages his work with clients like the Pentagon and Schwab to help you develop a prioritized punch list of critical action items.
White Hot Security Trends:
Threats, Thoughts & Tactics
There is no better way to learn about how to cope with the latest and nastiest security threats than from those who have failed hardest! Do you want to know how your organization can avoid the destruction visited upon 150 nation-states during the WannaCry Ransomware attack? Hoping to understand and defend yourself before advanced cyber extortion dismantles your reputation, operation and profitability? Ever seen the inside of an election-hacking machine and what it has to do with your business? Ready for the Internet of Things to transform into an Invasion of Threats?
White Hot Security trends is an up-to-the-minute look at the unbelievable stories unfolding in the world of cyber security – for good and evil. If you have ever had John present before, this is Part II of the series, giving your audience an update on the latest cyber security issues that they will no longer ignore. This session utilizes Appreciative Inquiry techniques that leverage the skills your workforce already has and builds on the aspects of cyber security that already work inside of your culture. Using audience interaction and case studies, John will go in depth into the latest trends and counter-tactics to help your audience understand the risks and protect their critical data assets.
Your Financial Practice as Hero:
Adding Customer Value Through Security
No one is in a better position to educate financially savvy customers about protecting identity and net worth than bankers, brokers, agents, accountants and full-fledged financial advisors. Not only do you serve as your client's trusted advisor and have their "financial ear," but you also have an ethical responsibility to help them protect their wealth against crimes like identity theft, online fraud and cyber extortion. Here's the good news: by hosting financial presentations targeting fraud protection training, risk management seminars and identity theft workshops, you create a safer, more loyal customer.
John has delivered cyber-specific financial seminars to more than 100,000 FI customers. His financial presentations cover the most relevant aspects of identity theft prevention, online privacy, social media exposure, mobile technology, cloud computing and Internet banking and investing. Imagine your customer, fully educated about how to protect their financial and informational assets and attributing their increased security to your brand. They will be happier, less likely to defect to automated investment tools and less susceptible to fraud. Safe customers are profitable customers.