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Emerging Cyber Threats

Nick Sturgeon - IN-ISAC

Jan 18, 2017

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Abstract

Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated. This has been observed through advanced spear phishing campaigns, increase in ransomware families/variants and the use of IoT devices for DDOS attacks. As well, the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) utilize by bad actors are evolving with the technology and seemingly staying one step ahead of security technologies. This presentation will look at some of the trends from the past year and look at the emerging cyber threats for 2017 and beyond.

About the Speaker

Nick Sturgeon is the Manager of the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC) and the Security Operations Center (SOC). As the Manager of the IN-ISAC, Nick is responsible for overall strategic planning, budget planning, project oversite, and ensures all efforts are focused on achieving the IN-ISAC’s mission. Nick also provides management and oversight of the IN-ISAC’s Security Awareness and Training program, as well as direction on IN-ISAC/SOC policy and procedure development. As the SOC Manager, Nick is responsible for all day to day operations of the SOC. Additionally, Nick serves as the Deputy Director for Cyber for the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center (IIFC). As the Deputy Director for Cyber, Nick is responsible for developing and distributing cyber threat information to multiple sectors. Nick is actively involved with the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization’s Standards Organization’s (ISAO-SO), were he serves as a co-lead for Working Group 4 and is a member of three other ISAO-SO Working Groups.

Before joining the Indiana Office of Technology, Nick spent eight years with the Indiana State Police serving various roles. Nick held ranks of Trooper, Sergeant and First Sergeant. His last assignment was in the Criminal Justice Data Division and serving as the Assistant Commander of the Information Technology Section.

Nick earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Indiana State University 2003, and a M.S. with a specialization in Cyber Forensics from Purdue University in 2015.

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