Calcifying Crisis Readiness

Friday, November 03, 2017 - 2:30 pm3:00 pm

Rock Stevens, University of Maryland

Abstract: 

No organization is immune to data breaches, insider threats, and other cyber attacks. An unprepared organization can exacerbate the impact of these threats, leading to a loss of consumer trust and confidence. In this talk, I propose a radically new training method for preparedness that fuses together concepts like the Netflix “Chaos Monkey” with U.S. military “react to contact” drills. Your organization, from technicians to C-level executives, can immediately adopt this proposal to mitigate future threats and lessen the effect of successful attacks.

Rock Stevens, University of Maryland

Rock Stevens is a lifelong student of information technology, earning his first certification as a network administrator at the age of 15. He is a U.S. Army Cyber Officer and served as a Madison Policy Forum Military-Business Cybersecurity Fellow in 2015. He is actively pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

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BibTeX
@conference {207257,
author = {Rock Stevens},
title = {Calcifying Crisis Readiness},
year = {2017},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}