Cyber security threats are consistently on the rise at a very alarming rate. This is because
of the large increase in network connected devices[Har15]. In 2015 Gartner predicted some 6.8
million devices would be connected and in use this year[Har15]. Even more, Gartner predicted
that by the year 2020, that number would jump to around 20 billion[Har15].
That averages out to
about two or three connected devices per one person[Har15].
CNBC quotes Derek Manky – a
global security strategist for Fortinet – on the growth in number IoT (Internet of Things) devices
saying "We're facing a massive problem moving forward for growing attack surface," [Har15].
The number of IoT devices presents an “unprecedented opportunity for hackers” [Har15].
The purpose of this presentation is to brief our new CSO on the current happenings in
cyber security. Given her background in physical security, I wanted to provide a brief
comparison in the concepts of the two security points. I also wanted to bring to light some key
best practices for protecting our company as well as highlight current and potential policies that
may aid in our efforts to protect our data.
SLIDE/PAPER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What Is Cyber Security
Cyber security by definition is the body of technologies, processes and practices
designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage
or unauthorized access[Rou16]. As it relates to computing, security implies both
cyber and physical[Rou16].
What Are The Key Concepts Of Cyber Security?
Are Cyber Criminals A Real Danger To The Company