606 Is Your Organization Open to Hackers?

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 1



Every organization relies on the Internet these days for many things: a public web presence, sales, marketing, customer service, document sharing, research, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and much more. Every time a member of the organization uses the Internet, there is potential for a security breach. As an employer, an employee, and a private individual, nothing that you do on the internet is truly private, and all of your activities can be linked together by observers.

In this session, you will learn the various ways that organizations and their employees utilize the Internet and look at how each might open the door to various types of cyber-attack. You will learn how to inject reasonable paranoia into official and unofficial Internet activities in order to limit the window for attack and will better understand the potential damage that these attacks can wreak.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the various tools that you and your company use, and how each can be used to access your company’s secrets
  • How hackers can leverage the vulnerabilities and the information that they find freely available online or in your accounts after breaking in
  • How reasonable paranoia and some simple changes in process, behavior, and habit can reduce the risk of vulnerabilities being used to do harm to you and your employer

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Neil Lasher

Senior Instructional Designer


Neil Lasher, the senior instructional designer for FireEye, is a Fellow of the UK Learning and Performance Institute. Over the last 25 years, Neil has assisted hundreds of companies of all sizes with their learning design and strategy. In 2012 Neil worked for the organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympics, helping to roll out one million hours of learning to 200,000 contractors and volunteers. A recognized expert and thought leader in instructional design and workplace analytics for using technology in learning, Neil is now part of a team of experts delivering learning at FireEye, ranked fourth on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500.

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