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Keynote: It's About the People: A Culture of Cybersecurity

Monday, May 6, 2019 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM


Michael A. Echols

Washington, D.C.

Speaker Bio

Session Description

This presentation by Mike Echols, a former Cybersecurity Di-rector at the Department of Homeland Security, is a wake-up call to the private sector.  His talk describes the national cyber threat environment, the Government’s approach, and the gaps that make personal security paramount.  Mr. Echols explains that cybersecurity is risk management, and that organizations are best served to create a “culture of cybersecurity.”  This is sup-ported by insights on the changes in the hacking culture.  Mr. Echols delivers statistics that clearly show how the workforce is critical to developing true resilience.  The presentation con-cludes with strategies for creating a culture of cybersecurity and assuring unsecure IT does not become the determent for the future success of the business or entity. 

Session Material

It's About the People: A Culture of Cybersecurity