Wikileaks and our @McAfeeBusiness December #SecChat

Recent discussion around Wikileaks and Founder Julian Assange has been immense and politically charged, and as the story continues to unfold the implications become more complex. From a security standpoint, here at McAfee we’ve discussed the importance of DLP and protecting your data in order to secure the enterprise. Back in September, I noted that hacking had entered an era of mass production, and just like any traditional industry, today’s most common attacks are automated, centrally managed, scalable and incredibly efficient. The notion of hacktivism around Wikileaks is certainly intriguing as the news evolves, especially in regards to APT. The impact of insider threats also has companies rethinking their security strategies this week.

Our inaugural #SecChat in November around PHI was a great success, and we’d like invite the security community back for another Twitter chat this Thursday at 11am PT around Wikileaks. How will your organization respond to the Wikileaks saga? Are you a potential ‘hacktivist’ target? Are you taking greater strides to lock down sensitive data and IP? How does Wikileaks affect the security landscape in the short-term, and how will it impact security professionals and our industry as a whole?

I’ve already heard some chatter speculating how security professionals and the overall landscape will evolve, but would like to bring the larger security community together Thursday at 11am PT to discuss.

Logistics: How do I participate in #SecChat?

  • Simply follow the #SecChat hashtag (via search.twitter.com or a Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.
  • At 11am PT @IntelSec_Biz will pose a few questions to participants around Wikileaks using the #SecChat hashtag to get the conversation rolling.
  • Tweet your questions, comments, thoughts using the #SecChat hashtag. @reply other participants and react to their comments via #SecChat. Engage!
  • #SecChat should last about an hour.

Questions before Thursday? Feel free to tweet @IntelSec_Biz using #SecChat for more details. Hope you’ll join us!

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