Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hacker Halted Europe 2013 Interviews - Part 2 - Jennifer Lesser


In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted visited Europe for the first time. Firebrand was there at the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry professionals about the hottest topics of cyber security.

In this video Jennifer Lesser, Facebook’s Director of Security Operations speaks about her presentation on “Winning the Security Awareness Game”.

Ms Lesser talked about how Facebook turned its internal security awareness campaign into a game engaging everyone in the organization. She explained that Facebook wanted to create a program that fit into its organisational culture. So they created “Hacktober”, a month-long program, when employees are encouraged to hack and protect themselves from getting hacked.

During “Hacktober” Facebook simulates a series of attacks on its own network, these include malicious emails, breaching the company’s physical perimeter, phishing and more. This sort of self-testing is becoming more and more common among companies and provides an excellent challenge to Certified Ethical Hackers. To find out more about how Facebook turned security awareness into a company-wide game, watch the full interview. 

Click here to watch the first Hacker Halted Europe interview with EC-Council President, Jay Bavisi.

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