Only You Can Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks

Today, being security-aware is not something required only of IT and Cybersecurity Professionals. It is the responsibility of everyone in an organization to have a foundational understanding of cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities.

Several agendas have been formulated to help businesses and organizations protect their cyber environment, reduce risks, prevent cyber-attacks and improve cybersecurity posture. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) have developed two core frameworks that support the protection of information and security.

To raise awareness about cybersecurity threats, New Horizons will be hosting a series of cybersecurity-focused webinars throughout the month of October, which the Department of Homeland Security has designated as “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”. These webinars are aimed at providing you with an enhanced understanding of how to stay safer online, and to help give you a foundational knowledge of security issues across a range of topics. Working with key partners, New Horizons is helping train IT professionals, as well as educate business professionals, to protect their cyber environments, reduce risks and prevent cyber-attacks.

Blind Spots in Network Defense

When: October 3, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Wesley Alvarez, Director of Academics, U.S. – EC-Council

Organizations are facing blind spots in their network defenses, and are finding it difficult to address them due to a lack of network security knowledge. Network Administrators can become a first line of defense for organizations. Join Wesley Alvarez from EC-Council as he presents on the gaps in cyber network defense today and the latest ways to address them.


Making Your People Cyber Heroes: The Challenges and Opportunities

When: October 4, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Nick Wilding, General Manager – AXELOS; Vicki Gavin – The Economist Group

Join us for a briefing with AXELOS RESILIA as we discuss your most effective defense against cyber-attacks.... your people. 90% of cyber-attacks succeed because of human error - the unwitting actions of any member of staff, irrespective of their role or seniority. Resilience to the inevitable cyber-attack is therefore fundamentally as much about your people and their behavior as it is about technology.


Is Threat Hunting the Next Frontier: Separating the Hype from the Reality

When: October 5, 2017 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist – CompTIA

One of the more interesting-sounding job skills today is that of the “threat hunter.” Let’s talk about the activity of “threat hunting,” and deconstruct it a little bit. The idea behind threat hunting is to proactively look for adversaries and for traces of their activity. So, is threat hunting all that it’s cracked up to be? Is looking for trouble really the best approach today? It’s very possible that the one key element of threat hunting is one fundamental assumption: That you’ve already been hacked, but you just don’t quite realize it yet. In this presentation, James will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of “active defense,” and where it fits in with other security activities.


NIST Cybersecurity Framework - Workforce Development Solutions

When: October 11, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Rick Lemieux, VP Sales, Business Development & Marketing

In May 2017, The White House issued Executive Order 13800 for “Strengthening The Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”. Call to Actions included:

  • Effective immediately, each agency head shall use The NIST Cybersecurity Framework to manage the agency’s cybersecurity risk.
  • Further, the U.S. seeks to support the growth and sustainment of a workforce that is skilled in cybersecurity and related fields as the foundation for achieving our objectives in cyberspace.

Securing Your Organization's Data in a Digital World

When: October 19, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Jesse Wilson, Architect – Citrix

At a time where cybersecurity attacks are becoming more prevalent, an administrator is often left managing an organization’s security practices after an attack has already occurred. Vulnerabilities manifest themselves in so many different shapes, and from different angles, that it becomes critical to invest time and effort in assessing where the next threat can come from. In this webinar, Citrix Systems Architect, Jesse Wilson, will walk you through layers of security and showcase areas in networking, mobility, and virtualization that can be secured to prevent future attacks.


Choosing Your Own Path: The Many Ways to Jump Start Your Career in Cybersecurity

When: October 24, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Tom Gilheany, Product Manager of Security Learning Products – Cisco

Starting a career in cybersecurity isn’t necessarily a linear path. Instead, it can be full of twists and turns, unexpected detours and even a few shortcuts. No two paths are exactly the same, and there are many ways to get started. The types of jobs within cybersecurity abound and different skills are needed for each. So how can you begin your career in cybersecurity?


What is a Cyber Responder, and are they Still Needed?

When: October 25, 2017 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: Paul Janes & Joe Mignano – Logical Operations

With the growing number of destructive breaches increasingly filling the headlines in the past few years, companies are realizing that they too are vulnerable and may easily fall victim to a devastating attack. For verified threats, it is imperative that a company have someone on the ground level who can quickly analyze, identify, and kick off the incident response process that engages the team and provides the initial groundwork for the incident response. This presentation will show that it is vital to have a qualified first responder on staff.


Preventing Cyber Attacks with Check Point Firewall Solutions

When: October 31, 2017 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 5:00 pm GMT 

Presenter: David Dartt, Check Point Certified Instructor

Protecting today’s enterprise networks requires greater flexibility and innovation to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated threats. Check Point’s enterprise network security solutions provide a comprehensive security architecture with flexible enforcement points for advanced protection against the latest cyber attacks.