Technical Tuesday – 27 June 2017 – The Threat Landscape by John McLaughlin of IBM Security

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The cyber security universe remains an increasing and dynamic threat to the American national infrastructure. This presentation provides a quantitative analysis of the attacks seen by IBM and the thousands of IBM customers in the preceding year. Specific attention is paid to the protocols engaged, attack patterns, and trends seen in these attacks. In addition, these attacks are characterized by targets, time, and degree of success. Following the quantitative reporting, the remainder of the presentation focuses on an actionable plan for securing the enterprise. Simply describing the problem is no longer sufficient. This plan consists of a multi-step roadmap with a product-independent approach to securing the enterprise against the previously described attack vectors.

Presented by: John McLaughlin of IBM Security

John McLaughlin is the Executive Cyber Security Architect for IBM Security, North America. He is a highly accomplished senior executive officer and advisor with more than 25 years of success with information technology applied to many different Industries. John is an expert in risk-based approaches to cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, high-risk program management, national security, data exploitation, project decision making, and teambuilding.

Additionally, Mr. McLaughlin is an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Illinois, teaching and leading research in network security, security frameworks, cryptography, and attack vectors.