If we can’t detect…we can’t protect
Dr. C. Kerry Nemovicher
CEO and CTO, Crytica Security, Inc. (Reno, NV)
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 09:00 am Pacific Time (US and Canada) via Zoom
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Program details for our upcoming program:
“Remember kids, you can hack your way into a cyberwar, but you’ll have to shoot your way out.” (Cybersecurity and international security expert Matt Devost)
The existential threat of cyber warfare has become even more grave over the last several months. Nation states and non-state actors are becoming more and more brazen with their cyberattacks and the complexity and frequency of these attacks appears to be growing exponentially. Many of the cyberattacks you hear about in the media target (and often disrupt) critical infrastructure, lifelines, and communication services at the national level. Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea are among the most active perpetrators, leaving the US and many of our allies scrambling to build stronger defenses…and, in some cases, even going on the offense.
Even more frequent in the US are large and small-scale attacks targeting email accounts, financial records, and other personal information. By example, in 2019 the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) issued 40,000 warnings to users of its services about nation-state hacking. This was an increase of 25% over 2018. In the past week, Google issue a warning against cyberattacks targeting Gmail accounts that were “spreading through the internet like wildfire.”
And now, with less than four weeks to go before the 2020 Election in the US, the FBI and DHS Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert on 22 September warning that foreign actors and cybercriminals are likely to spread disinformation regarding the 2020 election results. You can read the full alert at: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200922.aspx
Now that you have even more reasons for sleepless nights, perhaps you should really get up early and attend our next NSF event. Dr. Kerry Nemovicher, CEO of Crytica Security, will take us on a tour of cyber warfare technology, tactics and impacts. He promises not to leave you hanging in a puddle of dread; rather, he will share insight into what you can do to protect yourself and your data. He will also share some innovative approaches security professionals are taking now to reduce hack/intrusion detection times and increase protection.
Mike Matthews (DHS/CISA, Nevada Protective Security Agent and Advisor to the Governor) will rejoinder Dr. Nemovicher’s presentation with timely comments about actions that DHS and the State of Nevada are taking to ensure voting in the Silver State is safe, secure and accountable.
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Dr. Kerry Nemovicher’s first exposure to the challenges of security was as an infantry soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). There, he fought in two wars, the War of Attrition (1969-1972) and the Yom Kippur War (1973), rising through the ranks to Lieutenant. Immediately subsequent to his drafted military service, he quickly learned more about security, this time, cybersecurity, as a programmer/analyst/manager for Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). In 1976, taking a leave of absence from IAI, he enrolled in Lehigh University, earning an MS in 1978, and a Ph.D. in 1981. This was followed by a stint at Bell Labs and then later NYNEX (as part of the elite group of former Bell Labs employees that established the NYNEX Science and Technology Center). In 1985, Dr. Nemovicher’s entrepreneurial spirit prompted him to establish CKN Knowledge Engineering; a small boutique consulting firm specializing in both custom software development and physical security audits. In 1995, Dr. Nemovicher returned briefly to the corporate world for two years as the CIO of ABB Turbocharger. Subsequent to that, and up through the present, he continued as an entrepreneur and technology innovator, primarily in the realm of cybersecurity. He is the principal inventor on a number of cybersecurity patents. He is currently the CEO and CTO of Crytica Security, Inc., a Reno Nevada based cybersecurity firm.