The Cyber threats landscape and defense workshop was held April 14th at ISIS “C. Facchinetti” Institute.
The two-hours workshop was intended to illustrate and explain the evolution of cyber threats in the last years and the current scenario.
About 50 participants attend the event and follow the topics explained: from the first virus created in 1971 (Creeper was the first self-replicating program created by Bob Thomas targeting TENEX Operating Systems, but many people believe that Brain was the first virus coded in 1986) until the modern APT (Advanced Persisten Threats) attacks, supported by interactive sessions, a live demo and a great movie produced by TrendMicro (you can watch the entire movie in HD on YouTube).
Today we can all be victims of cyber criminals but we can be a little bit safer if we pay attention to our digital behaviors and we know the threats coming from technologies we are using every day. Security awareness and user behaviors represent one of the most effective defense against cyber crime, probably more than the most advanced security technology. We must protect our data starting from the Layer 8 in a top down approach 🙂
All the slides displayed during the workshop are now available on SlideShare.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or requests.