October 11, 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 are set to address this complicated and evolving cyber-risk landscape at U.S. Bank’s 6th annual Strength in Security Conference on Oct. 19 in Minneapolis. The event, which falls during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, will welcome 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 can partake in a cybersecurity war game session between Minneapolis-area students at the main event and students at Northern Kentucky University, who will watch 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 this free event will speak on everything from assessing potential risks to learning how to adapt a cybersecurity strategy over time.