Hacker Halted Miami: Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek on APTs

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We've been recently inundated with news reports alerting us of security compromises at well known global companies and government agencies.

The threats of cyber war have also been raised and the term, "Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)" has been coined, giving the impression that most organizations are not equipped to deal with such sophisticated threats.

Wolfgang Kandek's keynote exposes the reality behind the causes of these threats, highlights the basic precautions we must all advocate, and makes the case for a new security model that will provide a secure foundation to build upon.

 

As the CTO for Qualys, Wolfgang is responsible for product direction and all operational aspects of the QualysGuard platform and its infrastructure.

Wolfgang has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing information systems. His focus has been on Unix-based server architectures and application delivery through the Internet.

Prior to joining Qualys, Wolfgang was Director of Network Operations at the Online Music streaming company myplay.com and at iSyndicate, an Internet media syndication company.

Earlier in his career, Wolfgang held a variety of technical positions at EDS, MCI and IBM. Wolfgang earned a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Wolfgang is a frequent speaker at security events and forums including Black Hat, RSA Conference, InfoSecurity UK and The Open Group. Wolfgang is the main contributor to the Laws of Vulnerabilities blog.

Bio information via Corporate site and/or LinkedIn 

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