CLOUDSEC Singapore 2017│Pieter Danhieux: Cyber Security – Back to the future


Pieter Danhieux
Principal Instructor
SANS Institute

Back to 1999. Systems were connected. Security Weaknesses existed. Hackers broke into systems. In 2017, millions more systems are connected. Hackers turned into cyber soldiers, spies, criminals or entrepreneurs. The same (and many more) security weaknesses exist within the average organisation. The consequences for our economies, political landscape and people’s lives are devastating. No matter how many security products we buy, we seem to ignore basic security hygiene. The Aussie Department of Defence created the Top 4 in 2013 and the Essential 8 in 2017. Sound advice that will prevent malware from running and limit the extent of incidents.