On April 13, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Cybersecurity: Network Security.”
Network attacks put the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, systems, and services at risk. Network security is based on three elements: people, processes, and technology. We have to assure securing all these together to provide optimal network security. During the webinar, attendees learned more about networking concepts, network attacks, and network defenses. This webinar is the sixth in a series of eight webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).
The webinar was presented by Derek A. Smith who is responsible for the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.