What are the

10 Scariest Security Threats We Face?

Google Hangout on Air

Monday, September 8, 2014
11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern




The Russian crime ring CyberVog last month made cybersecurity history by amassing the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. But are data thefts like that the most frightening threats we face?

Although the CyberVog theft sounds scary, security experts say there are far more unsettling things going on in the world of cybercrime. The data stolen by the Russian gang was relatively low value. In comparison, last year's Target theft netted credit and debit card information from 40 million customers and personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from up to an additional 70 million customers. And then there's the continuing spying by government agencies, such as the US National Security Agency, in cooperation with major tech companies.

Panelists Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting; Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA; and Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios; will discuss the 10 top security threats of the past year, and their impact and implications for establishing company security. What should be keeping us up at night, and what are companies doing to ensure their customers have peace of mind? The panelists will share their perspectives and offer insights into how companies can keep their data—and our data—out of the hands of cyberthiefs.



Joshua Greenbaum

Enterprise Applications Consulting

Joshua GreenbaumJoshua has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. Josh regularly consults with leading public and private enterprise software, database, infrastructure, implementation, and hardware companies, and advises end users on technology infrastructure and applications selection, development, and implementation issues. 

Will Hurley

Chaotic Moon Studios

Will HurleyWilliam Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is the co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, an open source advocate and systems theorist. He is the recipient of several honors and awards. He is regularly interviewed by the press on technology and related topics. Whurley co-founded BarCamp Austin in 2006, a technology-related conference which took place around South By Southwest; and iPhoneDevCamp (or "developers camp"), which debuted in 2007 as an assembly of 200-300 developers and enthusiasts who were interested in finding new ways to use and hack Apple's iPhone. It has since expanded to include iOSDevCamp and iPadDevCamp. In the summer of 2013, whurley will be leading the inaugural GlassDevCamp, which will take place in San Francisco and will encourage the development of apps for the Google Glass platform. For more information, visit http://www.whurley.com

Sarath Geethakumar

Senior Director – Global Information Security

http://www.computer.org/portal/image/image_gallery?uuid=0361a1ae-69a7-4974-9aa1-6f58181f20da&groupId=31653&t=1394042134358Sarath Geethakumar is Senior Director of Mobile and Product Security at Visa Inc. He specializes in mobile platform and application security and is actively involved in mobile security research. Sarath's research activities have been instrumental in uncovering numerous security weaknesses with mobile device management solutions and platform security capabilities that were disclosed to appropriate vendors. Sarath was co-author of "Hacking Exposed Mobile" and is an active member and contributor of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Web and mobile initiatives. He previously worked as a security specialist, security consultant, lead architect, and software developer. Before joining Visa Inc., he served as an Information Security Specialist and Red Team member at American Express. Sarath has also provided consulting expertise to various financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. He has played a key role in shaping mobile security practices across various organizations and training security professionals on mobile security. 

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At the Rock Stars of Cybersecurity conference, you'll learn:
  • Effective strategies for securing business operations
  • New and innovative approaches to responding to today's security threats
  • How government agencies are balancing cybersecurity threats and privacy
  • How to implement a secure enterprise architecture
  • Big data's implications for security analytics
  • Implications of the cybersecurity skills shortage on the ability to respond to attacks

Find out more about the stellar lineup of industry-leading speakers. The discount code will be provided during the Google Hangout.