Todd O’Boyle is a co-founder and CTO at Strongarm. Prior to Strongarm, Todd spent 15 years at The MITRE Corporation, providing cyber security support to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. He served as principal investigator for a research project to improve how defenders respond to attackers. Todd also researched software protections used by adversaries, approaches to discover malicious insiders, profiling network flow data to identify adversary activity, and computer forensics. Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University.
Going Savage: Strategies for Taking Control of your Cybersecurity Fate
When it comes to security programs, the average organization spends 80% of its energy on buying products. The hope is that some combination of firewalls, antivirus and other security products will keep them safe. The flaw in this approach is that it overlooks the importance of people in helping to mitigate the damage from a cyberattack and their roles and needs in the midst of an attack. Join Todd O’Boyle, co-founder and CTO of Strongarm, for a lively talk focusing on real-life security scenarios and better ways to approach security. You’ll learn how to proactively plan and sanely respond when an actual attack takes place. The session will include: 1) Communication and preparation strategies for the most common types of cyberattacks: 2) Real-world examples of both successful and failed cyberattacks and 3) A guide to incident response planning to help prevent fire drills by standardizing processes ahead of time.