With the recent news that big name corporations such as Target, Home Depot, and even the cloud have been hacked, it makes you wonder, “How secure is my information”? Tech in Motion Silicon Valley recently hosted Security & Technology: Tech Talk at the Microsoft Campus. Guest speakers included Alok Shukla, Consumer Mobile Security, Product Manager at Intel Security (a part of McAfee), Jason Kehl, VP of Engineering at Vectra Networks, and Steve Van Lare, VP of Engineering at 41st Parameter. Topics presented ranged from user security, fraud and identity solutions to real time threat detection.
Intel Security led quite the informative discussion on mobile security, kicking off with free vs. paid apps in the app store. The majority of app developers can earn revenue through sponsorships and advertisements – among other alternative routes – and with this runs the risk of compromising user security. This risk comes from unsafe development practices, embedding risky URL’s, weak implementation, and encroaching user security along with other risks. The future of mobile security lies within implementing safer apps. This is done by informing, consenting and controlling user information submitted through the app, as well as checking for URL reputation and following privacy development practices.
The next company to speak up, Vectra Networks, is known as the security that thinks smarter. There are three key areas within the cyber-attack life cycle they specialize in; Targeted Opportunistic with Cyber Threats, Intuitive UX Simplicity of Use through IT Consumerization, and Data Analytics Machine Learning through Technology Inflections. The presentation covered how attackers invade perimeter security systems from your laptop, tablet, phone, and even BYOD devices, and what they do once inside. The way that Vectra Networks, they give businesses the opportunity to process the attack and quickly make decisions on where to focus their attention on.
41st Parameter informed the audience that the future of security is at an ultimate breaking point right now. With technology advancing, security has to constantly fight to be one step ahead of the curve. The most important thing someone can do is to inform themselves about where their information is going, and learn the most they can about what they are using such as apps, websites etc.
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