The theft of company data, proprietary information, patent and company secrets, security incursions to detect operating systems are very common and often go unreported. The reputational damage caused by these thefts is often the reason for failing to disclose security incursions, yet many recent attacks have occurred to deliver exactly that, reputational damage.
With more businesses and providing products and services online and the drive for government to transact online, the requirement to deliver secure and robust services is more important than ever before. Learning how to manage public information securely and stay ahead of cyber criminals is imperative for every organisation.
To stay ahead in a future digital economy, businesses need to prepare for radical change. Today, the digital skills that underpin the success of our future economy lie in the hands of a small group of people.
How many business leaders can confidently say they understand what goes on behind the screen or how the hacker mindset works?
For leading businesses, innovation is no longer a one-off, it’s a necessary culture shift. Understanding the languages of technology; code, data, cyber security, machine learning, lean methodologies and beyond is a way to supercharge this new culture.
Decoded has grown in four years from a small start up to the world’s preeminent global technology educator, famous for teaching anyone to Code in a Day and on a mission to spread Digital Enlightenment.
Recently, Decoded have been working more deeply with global boards on how new kinds of business and leadership can ensure professionals thrive in the machine learning age and with governments to reimagine what a new education system needs to look like for the next generation.
Decoded successfully campaigned for code to be taught on the UK national curriculum. The first country to make it a mandatory for all children.
Decoded CEO Kathryn Parsons will share her story of how she took on a mission impossible, how she decoded the digital world and will share her observations about what we can expect and how we can prepare for the changes driven by technology which await us.
No matter how big or small your organisation is protecting your organisation from cyber threats is hard work. There are never enough resources, never enough budget or even enough time in the day to do everything you can possibly do, and you can never be 100% secure.
Unfortunately for SMEs, often they don't have dedicated security resources or even a security budget, and the impact of a security breach can quickly cause irreparable damage.
As Cyber Security technologies, defence in depth architecture, advanced firewalls and intrusion detection/protection systems are implemented in ever increasing numbers, the hacking community have continued to accelerate the development of tools, techniques and methodologies to exploit the unprepared.
This presentation will explore aspects of the ever evolving Cyber Security challenge to highlight the need to assist in establishing an integrated security program, supported by the necessary processes and skills/partnerships to prevent, detect and recover from ongoing cyber attacks.
Areas to be discussed include:
- Cyber threat trends
- The hacker motivation
- The virus threat explosion
- Online activity and location tracking
- Hacker search engines and how they are used
- Online Internet attack monitoring
- Modified electronics used by hackers
- The Cyber Security skills gap
- What can be done to comply and protect your organisation