Mobile Bay, Alabama, USA – June 18, 2013
President of EC-Council Jay Bavisi warned thought leaders from across the world, namely, from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the finest academic minds of the NSA’s centers of academic excellence of the worsening Cyber Plague at the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE Colloquium). The event was hosted by the University of South Alabama in Mobile Bay on June 10, 2013.
The Colloquium, one of the largest gatherings of academics, government, and industry, had a keynote address, entitled “The Cyber Security Quagmire: Finding the Panacea”, aimed to elucidate the information security industry’s successes, failures, and future out-of-the-box solutions that can be implemented, using the pharmaceutical industry’s fight against diseases as a model.
Throwing more light on this Jay Bavisi said, “We have unknowingly followed on the same path as the pharma industry. We quarantined our networks from attacks via firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems. When this was insufficient, we introduced cyber hygiene by introducing security awareness programs, which introduced policies, processes, and controls; the next step should be a cyber-vaccine in order to propel the world’s organizations into a more secure future.
He adds, “Findings from the Code Uncode competition conducted in India with 5000 participants decisively prove there is a serious lack of knowledge in secure coding practices that could be a causative source of security breaches around the world.”
The Colloquium is active throughout the year and holds an annual conference in June.
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