The Year in Review: From the Totally New Spectre & Meltdown to Pathetically Old Flash; There's Plenty to Learn from 2018

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This is an awesome time to be in cyber security. It's been that way for 20 years but it's only getting better - at least from a professional standpoint.

2018 blew in with a roar with Spectre and Meltdown. This totally new speculative execution type vulnerability invoked shades of The Matrix and the deja vue phenomenon. Speculative execution exploits the metal itself and the titans of software and hardware scrambled to mitigate it with numerous false starts and fumbles.

Spectre and Meltdown have predictably melted away in the press but where do things really stand? We'll find out in this upcoming webinar.

On the other hand, the more things change the more they stay the same. Guess how many months out of the year Flash featured in security bulletins? How about ... all of them? At least so far.

Flash makes me feel like John Lark, frustrated asking Ethan Hunt, "Why won't you die?". Please for the love of all that's good, can't we put this hacker's dream to death? We'll talk about that too in this webinar; even though Flash still generates vulnerabilities, how much does it contribute to your current attack surface?

2018 also provided "the rest of the story" on some fascinating events from 2017. Case in point: NotPetya (I think "Netya" is cooler). The most devastating cyber-attack in history happened in 2017 but we learned much more about it this year. In this webinar, we'll recount the untold story of NotPetya and discuss what it means for the future.

Another big event from 2017 for which we only got the rest of the story a few months ago is the Equifax breach. The GAO released a 40-page report entitled "Data Protection - Actions Taken by Equifax and Federal Agencies in Response to the 2017 Breach". I'll share highlights relevant to us - the technical cyber security professional.

I'm also reviewing all the other subjects, breaches, vulnerabilities and new technologies from 2018 and looking at what's promised from vendors for 2019.

This real training for free session is sponsored by my loyal sponsor Quest Software. Bryan Patton will briefly show how Quest's security portfolio and it's unique emphasis on Active Directory provides powerful help for today's risks.

Please join us for this real training for free event.

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