December 04, 2017
Cyberattacks have evolved significantly since 1980 when the earliest internet hackers sought bragging rights for accessing the data systems of governments and companies. Today, a potent group of online criminals delivers mayhem and extortion to specific categories of potential victims: large companies, government agencies and the well-to-do.
Expert speakers addressed this complicated and evolving cyber-risk landscape at U.S. Bank’s 6th annual Strength in Security Conference on Oct. 19th in Minneapolis. The event, which fell during the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, welcomed industry heavyweights and more than 500 invitation-only attendees.
Originally an employee-training event, the conference has since grown to include U.S. Bank customers, says Jenny Menna, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bank. This year, students were able to partake in a cybersecurity war game session between Minneapolis-area students at the main event and students at Northern Kentucky University, who watched the conference via a simulcast.
“This event [was created] as an opportunity to provide training to our information systems security workforce and others in the bank — in risk, audit folks, people in lines of business and development,” Menna says. “This event will provide opportunities for them [and others in attendance] to learn about the latest trends in cybersecurity, controls and good practices to avoid attacks.”
World-class experts at the event spoke on everything from assessing potential risks to learning how to adopt a cybersecurity strategy over time.