The experts at PADT are often asked to speak at conferences around the country, even around the world. This is a great opportunity for us to present what we do and share what we know. The downside is that we only reach the people in the room. The solve this, we are going back and presenting past live seminars at our desks and recording them on BrightTalk. This is the second of those recordings. To find others go to our BrightTalk Channel
Fear can be an incredible motivator, especially in a small and growing business. This talk, originally presented at Phoenix Startup Week in 2018, goes over how being scared can be a good thing.
I am sick and tired of cyber security fear mongers hijacking so many technical discussions. Even meetings on STEM education seem to always devolve into a discussion on CyberSecurity. The last time this happened to me it reminded me of what it was like back in 1998 and 1999 when IT Consultants were spreading fear in order to charge huge fees to solve problems with the Y2K that many programs had. So I asked the question “Is ‘cybersecurity’ the Y2K of this generation?” and if the hysteria being spread is actually bad for solving these real and serious problems.
As we’ve seen, the threat of cyberattacks is not some abstract problem; it’s a real threat to our nation and our businesses. With each passing day, we learn more about the sophistication and intent of the attackers. For example, we’ve seen a number of malicious spam campaigns using “spearphishing” tactics in recent months, using forged emails and phishing campaigns to trick their targets into disclosing information or clicking on malicious attachments.