Why the Security Industry Doesn’t Protect You

Date TBA


Corey White


It’s about profit over prevention, but really our talk is more fundamental: security tools fail, and we let them, because we’re all accustomed to failing. We don’t expect prevention, so we’re not truly protected. Besides, too many companies make too much money whether their products work as advertised or not. Corey White and Craig Goodwin will show attendees how to hold security providers (for the antivirus software on their home computer or the complex security tools at their company) accountable for cyber-attack prevention. They’ll teach us to recognize where we’re at risk, how to ask providers to prove to us they can (and will) keep us secure, and why taking a prevention-first philosophy will keep us safe from ransomware, one of the fastest-growing attack vectors around.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner