Every Friday, students in our CORE program are challenged to think holistically about integrating the security theory and skills they're learning with the principals of strong security cultures. Today, students were taken to task by the physical security experts at VTI Security.
Colorado Corporations and Government Agencies Tackle Healthcare Cybersecurity in First Annual Summit
April 14, 2016, DENVER – More than 20 corporations are in Denver today to address a significant issue facing Colorado companies and consumers of healthcare: cybersecurity. Colorado’s first-annual Health IT Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by SecureSet, Prime Health and Western Cyber Exchange, was designed to address cybersecurity risks within the healthcare industry. Deborah Blyth, chief information security officer (CISO) for the State of Colorado, is kicking off the event at 8:30 a.m. this morning.
Specific topics at the summit include:
- Healthcare information threats
- Information vulnerabilities
- Actionable mitigation strategies
- Security for digital health start-ups
- Improving healthcare operations
- Addressing business risks
Do you have a data breach response plan? If not, you should. According to Cybersecurity Market Report, cyber attacks cost businesses $400 billion to $500 billion a year.
From the battlefront of cybersecurity, meet Chris Calvert. Chris leads the team charged with bringing cutting edge security solutions to market. He has led the design and build of many Global Fortune-20 Security Operations Centers. His methodology for Security Operations has been leveraged across 40+ SOCs and extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Chris is a SecureSet Academy advisor and instructor. He speaks with us about the massive opportunities for professionals in the cybersecurity arena.
What are the most important job skills and qualifications that you are looking for in candidates applying to cybersecurity jobs out of school?
Calvert: Ok, the first two are always attitude and aptitude. After that, hands on experience, knowledge of technology, experience with various operating systems and platforms, understanding of the network but also the ability to think analytically is important.
You have better-than-Vegas odds that the company you work for will be a victim of cybercrime, cyber attack or a security breach. Daily, cybersecurity attacks are becoming increasingly more common, more severe and having greater impact on organizations. The 2016 Global State of Information Security Survey results cite a 38% increase in detected cybersecurity incidents in the past twelve months over the prior period. And, even more alarming, 80% of companies surveyed experienced a cybersecurity incident in 2015.