Navigating Faulty Assumptions and Magical Thinking in Cybersecurity


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Faulty assumptions in cybersecurity too often lead to frustration and undesirable outcomes. Myths and misconceptions about people and technology arise that perpetuate avoidable errors. In this panel, industry, government, and academia discuss widespread examples of misconceptions to help identify, mitigate, and avoid human errors that impact cybersecurity. Learn tips for effective mythbusting!

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Participants
Wendy Nather

Moderator

Head of Advisory CISOs, Cisco

Josiah Dykstra

Panelist

Senior Fellow, National Security Agency

Leigh Metcalf

Panelist

Senior Network Security Research Analyst, CERT

Eugene Spafford

Panelist

Professor & Executive Director Emeritus, Purdue University/CERIAS


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