Showing posts with label Hacker Halted. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hacker Halted. Show all posts

Friday, 6 December 2013

Hacker Halted Europe Interviews Part 6 – Svavar Ingi Hermannsson


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In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted came to Europe for the first time. Firebrand attended the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry experts about the hottest topics in cyber security.

Svavar Ingi Hermannsson is an Information Risk Management expert at KPMG. He has over 20 years of experience in computer security. His expertise covers code auditing, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment.

Until recently Iceland has been relatively untouched by serious cyber-attacks; however indications are that increasing sophistication is being used to target local entities. At Hacker Halted Europe, Svavar’s keynote presentation addressed the current level of Network Security in Iceland, based on a recent nationwide study undertaken by KPMG.

As part of the study, they scanned the entire IPv4 range of Iceland. This scan discovered over 2,000 Cisco boxes, which had open ports running and over 700 of them had open telnet ports.

To learn about further findings of the research and the increasing IT security awareness in Iceland, watch the full interview: 


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Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Hacker Halted Europe Interviews Part 4 - Eric Svetcov


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In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted came to Europe for the first time. Firebrand attended the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry experts about the hottest topics in cyber security.


Eric Svetcov is the CSO at MedeAnalytics, a leading company delivering healthcare performance management solutions. At Hacker Halted Europe, he delivered a keynote presentation focusing on Cloud Computing and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Mr Svetcov talked about that the dependence on Cloud Computing solutions is rapidly expanding and changing the ways of defending critical infrastructure. He also pointed out that understanding new risks and applying appropriate risk management are essential in order to control and deal with risks within the organisation.

To see what else he spoke about and how COBIT and ISO 27001 can play a role in risk management, watch this video: 



About the Author:       
Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hacker Halted Europe Interviews Part 3 – Winn Schwartau


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In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted came to Europe for the first time. Firebrand attended the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry experts about the hottest topics in cyber security.

Winn Schwartau, President and Founder of The Security Awareness Company, is one of the world’s top experts on IT security, privacy, cyber-terrorism and related topics. Having over 30 years of experience in the industry Mr Schwartau is a renowned writer and speaker and at Hacker Halted Europe 2013 he talked about the controversial topic of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

In his keynote presentation, entitled “The ABC’s of BYOD”, Mr Schwartau spoke about the possible impact of insufficient mobile security and how poor Mobile Device Management (MDM) might result in serious legal consequences for your business.

Besides describing the potential threats faced by supporters of BYOD, Mr Schwartau also discussed possible means of improving the security of mobile devices. To see what else he talked about, watch this video:


Have you watched our previous interviews? Check out the ones with EC-Council President Jay Bavisi and Facebook's Director of Security Operations, Jennifer Lesser

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Peter writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hacker Halted Europe Interviews Part 2 – Jennifer Lesser


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In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted came to Europe for the first time. Firebrand attended the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry experts about the hottest topics in cyber security.

In this video Jennifer Lesser, Facebook’s Director of Security Operations talks about her keynote presentation on “Winning the Security Awareness Game”.

Ms Lesser spoke about how Facebook turned its internal security awareness campaign into a game that engaged every employee in the organisation. She explained that Facebook wanted to create a program that fit into its organisational culture. So they decided to launch “Hacktober”, a full month of hacking, when employees are encouraged to hack and protect themselves from being hacked.

During “Hacktober” Facebook simulates a series of attacks on its system, which include malicious emails, breaching the company’s physical perimeter, phishing and more. To find out more about how Facebook turned security awareness into a company-wide game, watch the full interview. 



Click here to watch the first Hacker Halted Europe interview with Jay Bavisi.

About the Author:       
Peter writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself.