With over a decade's experience in the IT industry, Tony has held senior roles as both a network and cyber security professional. Originally from Australia, he has been based in Singapore since 2008. Over the course of his career, he has advised clients within the telecommunications, ICT consulting, financial services and IT industries. This experience allows him to apply a broad perspective to today's security challenges.
As Chief Strategist at Check Point, Tony provides thought leadership regarding the current threat landscape and the challenges this poses for businesses. He is a strong advocate of preventative controls as part of a multi-layered security strategy, focusing on APTs, zero days, and advanced malware.
Adopting a Holistic Approach Towards Fighting Cyber Crime
This presentation will look at the evolution of cyber attacks over the course of the year and identify the underlying trends observed so far. The year has already seen a significant increase in ransomware attacks, in contrast with a decline in state-sponsored attacks. The reasons behind this, and their implications, will be addressed, together with the various strategies being adopted as a means of defence. A projection will be given on likely changes in attacks, and recommendations made as to how the industry can stay one step ahead of attackers. Technology will be addressed holistically in the context of people and processes, providing a complete picture of counter-measures available.
All too often, organisations search for a technological solution to something that is fundamentally a human problem. It’s people who are falling prey to clever tactics intended to lure them into making that single click, putting in place a chain of events resulting in the eventual compromise of yet another network. Join us as we take a step back and explore all the options, offering practical strategies regardless of which direction the next wave of attacks take.