Accounting for Website Security in Higher Education
Location: River Bluff
TUESDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Online threats against web applications are growing at an exponential rate and is estimated to continue to grow in the coming years. Higher education finds itself in a precarious position trying to balance the need to provide services like external websites to it's various functional groups, while working to stay ahead of such threats. This is further exasperated by the adoption and deployment of open-source CMS applications like WordPress and Drupal. In this talk, we'll explore the latest tactics, techniques and procedures being employed by cyber criminals, their threats to Higher Education institutions and provide a security framework from which organizations can expand on within their own organizations.
Tony is one of the Co-Founders, and CEO at Sucuri; a globally recognized website security firm specializing in cleaning and protecting websites. Tony has spent the better part of 5 years building an organization designed to provide value to website owners when they need it most. He has worked with 100's of thousands of websites, helping them navigate their online security challenges, has spoken at events and conferences around the world, and is adamant in the power of education and awareness. He actively writes and shares his thoughts on both business and security on his personal web properties. He is a former US Marine, holds his undergraduate degree in Technology Management, and is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and competitor.