Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hacker Halted Europe Interviews Part 3 – Winn Schwartau

By Peter Orban

In October, EC-Council’s Hacker Halted came to Europe for the first time. Firebrand attended the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and interviewed industry experts about the hottest topics in cyber security.

Winn Schwartau, President and Founder of The Security Awareness Company, is one of the world’s top experts on IT security, privacy, cyber-terrorism and related topics. Having over 30 years of experience in the industry Mr Schwartau is a renowned writer and speaker and at Hacker Halted Europe 2013 he talked about the controversial topic of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

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

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

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

About the Author:       
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.