Featured Lunch Presentation: Mind of a Hacker

DATE:
Thursday, December, 12

TIME:
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

SESSION TRACK:
Keep It Safe

SPEAKER(S):
Hayley Cohen
Executive Security Adviser, IBM Security

We read about hacks and breaches on a daily basis – attacks conducted by threat actors that result in millions of compromised credentials, loss of millions of dollars or denial of service attacks that can almost bring the internet to a halt. But how do these attacks happen and why do they happen?

In this special lunch presentation by Hayley Cohen, IBM Security, you’ll get the chance to get inside the mind of a hacker, as we demonstrate what types of tools hackers are using today, examine the scope of these attacks, and discuss best practices on how to protect ourselves and our businesses.

Dive into the mind of a hacker, as we demonstrate what types of tools hackers are using today, examine the scope of these attacks, and discuss best practices on how to protect ourselves and our businesses.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the tools and methodologies used by threat actors
  2. Learn best practices to protect ourselves from common attack vectors
  3. Understand how threat actors are organized

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central