ATLANTA (Oct. 31, 2017) – How can you safeguard your company’s apps from hackers? How do you protect cloud-based data from malware infections and other attacks? These and other cybersecurity topics will be discussed at the November ISACA Atlanta chapter meeting Fri., Nov. 3 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbus State University. The university is partnering with ISACA Atlanta to offer education and meetings outside of Atlanta to IT and security professionals.
ISACA is a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance.
“Cyberattacks are a constant danger to company apps and cloud-based data,” said Nihat Guven, chapter president. “This seminar will help educate Georgia IT and security professionals how to recognize and minimize risks, so company data can be protected and secured.”
Speakers include security expert Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, Alert Logic, who will discuss the current state of app vulnerabilities, how attackers use reconnaissance and leverage vulnerabilities to access sensitive data and ways to protect company apps from being attacked.
Dr. Paul Wang, founder and CEO of ARKemis Pte, a Singapore technology start-up, will discuss cloud security and best practices to protect data and minimize data breaches in the cloud, which most companies use to store and access data.
According to Wang, 82 percent of Internet activity is conducted in the cloud; 74 percent of businesses report storing some or all their sensitive data in the cloud; and 52 percent of all cloud data has been subject to malware infections.
Bryan Jordan, a consultant with Protiviti, a global consulting firm with offices in Atlanta, will discuss risks associated with ERP and other large software applications and how to secure software against cyberattacks.
As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.
The Atlanta chapter includes members in and around Atlanta. Their aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region. For more information, visit http://isaca-atlanta.org.