Increase in Cyber Attacks
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a massive increase in cyber-attacks:
• Exploiting fear and uncertainty created by the pandemic to take advantage of vulnerable individuals.
• Taking advantage of increased work from home.
• Especially brutal cyber-attacks on the supply chain that provides the equipment and materials necessary to fight the virus.
• Nasty attacks on hospitals and medical infrastructure fighting to save lives.
Responding to the Attacks
We will discuss some of the measures people have taken to help those attacked while disabling some of the attacks. This is being done by companies and also by individual volunteers who have come together to create a taskforce to protect the people and institutions fighting these invisible attackers.
Preparing for the Future
Join us to exchange information about what is happening, how we can fight back to shut down these attacks and how we can help those who have already fallen victim. Join us for a live webinar to learn about the threats we are currently facing, how you can help, and what we can do to be better prepared for the next global pandemic.
Rebecca Mercuri earned an M.S. degree from Drexel University and received M.S.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the founding President of Notable Software, Inc. where, since 1998, she performs forensic investigations and provides expert testimony for criminal defense and civil legal matters. Cases have included contraband, cybersecurity, elections, financial fraud and intellectual property. Her website is considered a primary reference for information related to electronic voting and vote counting. An early and tireless advocate for the necessity of transparently tabulated Voter Verified Paper Ballots, Rebecca has spoken before the House Science Committee, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Election Assistance Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, the U.K. Cabinet, and numerous state legislatures. Her writings and work have directly influenced the wording of state, federal, and international election legislation, as well as standards and best practices.
Peter Neumann received Masters degrees in Arts and Science and a Ph.D. from Harvard, and the Dr. rer. nat. from Darmstadt. He is a Chief Scientist of the SRI International Computer Science Lab (a not-for-profit research institution), involved primarily in system trustworthiness -- including security, safety, and high assurance. Since 2010, he has been the PI for three SRI DARPA projects (jointly with the University of Cambridge), relating to the CHERI hardware-software RISC architecture for trustworthy systems, including one with formal proofs of correctness of security properties of the hardware instruction-set architecture. In the computer field since 1953, he has numerous published papers and reports. Peter is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and AAAS. In 1985, he created the ACM Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems , which he still moderates. He also served as the long-time editor and frequent author of the Inside Risks columns for the Communications of the ACM. His 1995 book, Computer-Related Risks, is still relevant today.
Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda
Fleming joined Barracuda in 2004 as the founding engineer for the company’s web security product offerings, helping to create the first version of Barracuda’s message archiving product and paving the way for expansion into new content security product areas. As Chief Technology Officer, Fleming leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms to deliver continued success in our security and data protection products. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security. Previously: ehit, Velosel, Ebrary Fun Fact: First computer was a Commodore VIC-20.
VP Cybersecurity Strategy at Okta
Marc Rogers is the VP of Cybersecurity Strategy at Okta. With a career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 80’s and is now a white-hat hacker renowned for hacking things like Apple's TouchID and the Tesla Model S. Prior to Okta, Mr. Rogers served as the Head of Security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He's been a CISO in South Korea and has also co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. In his role as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” he helped create hacks for the show. He's also an organizer and the Head of Security for the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON. Most recently Mr Rogers helped found the CTI League, a multi national cybersecurity initiative combining industry professionals, government agencies and law enforcement from 80 different countries.
Executive Director of Bace Cybersecurity Institute
Diana joined Bace Cybersecurity Institute to help honor and continue the legacy of security leadership and visionary work that Becky Bace directly inspired. Diana has been in cybersecurity for over 20 years, focusing on cutting edge research in both consulting areas (like penetration testing and security architecture design) as well as product research, resulting in multiple patents and commercial software packages. Those research efforts have been focused on both specialized problems including work for the government, as well as universal issues, like eliminating passwords and making security easier to use, that impact everyone. As executive director of BCI, Diana is the chief volunteer helping bring together our amazing members, experts, and volunteers to make the Internet safer for everyone.
CTO at Bace Cybersecurity Institute
Mark Cummings Ph.D. has been lucky enough to be involved in every technical revolution in the last 45 years – both the successes and the failures. His goal for the next ten years is to help navigate through these challenging times - helping people avoid past mistakes and achieve the full promise of our rapidly evolving technology/business/social landscape. He is currently involved in a number of projects including Orchestral Networks, where he is the inventor of the patented technology behind the company’s products, and Bace Cybersecurity Institute where he is a Founding Member and Chief Technology Officer. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Tohoku Imperial University in Japan, an MBA in Communications Management from Wharton, and a BA, in Broadcast Communications Arts from San Francisco State University. Mark is based in Silicon Valley.