BSides Detroit 13 Episode 16

Jeff Multz, Director of North America Midmarket Sales for Dell SecureWorks, joins the podcast to discuss his talk: The Ever-evolving Threat Landscape. SecureWorks provides Jeff with a unique vantage point for watching the threats evolve, given they monitor literally billions of events daily. Combining real life examples with the things he learned from watching Terminator movies, Jeff explains how criminal hacking is changing and how businesses can respond. As Jeff says, “It is not about technology. It is about humanity.”

Abstract: Hacking has gone from a sport to a high-income business where criminals in the underground net millions of dollars a year. The days of just needing anti-virus and firewalls are long gone as security threats can double in a year and have become so sophisticated and stealthy that hackers could be inside a network for years without notice. In this presentation, Jeff Multz will show you how the threat landscape has changed in the past decade, and what malware can do to your network today that was unheard of just a few years ago. You’ll see why the regulatory agencies continue to increase their security guidelines and why just having firewalls and IDS/IPS systems are not enough. Dell SecureWorks, which sells no products, will teach you about the latest threats and vectors for attacks to help you understand what you need to do to block them.

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