Lessons Learned from Equifax + Your Best Defense for the Next Cyber Attack (hint: Passwords!)

Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

Eric Cole, SANS Instructor

Dr. Cole is an industry-recognized security expert with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Dr. Cole has experience in information technology with a focus on helping customers focus on the right areas of security by building out a dynamic defense. Dr. Cole has a master's degree in computer science from NYIT and a doctorate from Pace University with a concentration in information security. He served as CTO of McAfee and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin. Dr. Cole is the author of several books, including Advanced Persistent Threat, Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Sight, Network Security Bible 2nd Edition, and Insider Threat. He is the inventor of over 20 patents and is a researcher, writer, and speaker. He is also a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards. Dr. Cole is the founder and an executive leader at Secure Anchor Consulting where he provides leading-edge cyber security consulting services, expert witness work, and leads research and development initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art in information systems security. Dr. Cole was the lone inductee into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Dr. Cole is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and is a SANS faculty Fellow and course author who works with students, teaches, and develops and maintains courseware.

About this Webinar

It seems a month cannot pass without news of another major organization falling victim to a cyber attack—and, invariably, we seem to find passwords and authentication at the heart of the problem. Despite all of these damaging attacks, we should be mindful that a high percentage of attacks can be rather easily prevented. In this on-demand webinar, SANS Fellow and industry expert, Dr. Cole examines:

  • How cyberattacks happen
  • The steps an adversary takes to compromise a system
  • The importance of proper password management and authentication
  • Various ways cyberattacks can be prevented (with an emphasis on robust passwords / password management)

If you want applicable insights into how to better protect your company from suffering a major breach, this is the webinar to listen in on!