Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hacker Halted Europe 2013 Interviews - Part 3 - Winn Schwartau


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.

Winn Schwartau, President and Founder of The Security Awareness Company, is one of the globe's most influential people in the IT security industry. Having over 30 years of experience in the industry Mr Schwartau is a renowned writer, speaker and expert in cyber-terrorism, privacy and related topics. At Hacker Halted Europe 2013 he spoke about the highly controversial topic of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

In his presentation, entitled “The ABC’s of BYOD”, Mr Schwartau talked about the possible consequences of insufficient mobile security and how poor Mobile Device Management (MDM) might cause serious legal consequences for your company.

Apart from describing the potential threats faced by BYOD supporters, Mr Schwartau also discussed possible ways of improving the security of mobile devices. To see what else he talked about, watch this video:

Have you seen our previous interviews? Watch the ones with EC-Council President Jay Bavisi and Facebook's Director of Security Operations, Jennifer Lesser

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Peter writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, training, certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the industry itself.