The Human Element: #SecChat with @IntelSec_Biz 10/11 to Discuss Strategies to Combat the Weakest Link in Security

Often the weakest link in security is not technology, but the people who use it. All it takes is one employee to undermine even the most sophisticated security measures, but there are ways that IT security teams can minimize this risk.

Thursday, 10/11 at 11am PT, join Pat Calhoun, SVP & GM, McAfee Network Security to share your opinions, experiences, best practices and recommendations on combating the human element risk in information security. Tell us how you and your colleagues defend the business from risks posed by remote workers, email threats, social engineering and insider threats. Is a combination of awareness training, policy and targeted security technology all that’s needed to protect critical company data, or is there more to it?

We want to know: Assuming security teams will always come up against user-based threats, what do you think is the “weakest link” in many organizations’ network security strategy? In your experience, what are the most common technical issues you’ve seen, and what implications does that have for orgs looking to beef up defenses against intentional and unintentional employee-instigated attacks? Do you see real value in employee security education? If not, what type of security technologies do you think would help mitigate risk?

Logistics: How do I participate in #SecChat?

1. Find

  • Search for the #SecChat hashtag (via TweetChat, TweetDeck, or a Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.

2. Follow

  • @IntelSec_Biz will get the conversation rolling by posing a few questions to participants.

3. Engage!

  • Tweet your reactions, questions and @reply’s to the chat, making sure to use the #SecChat hashtag.
  • #SecChat should last about an hour.

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