On January 26, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Cybersecurity: Personal & Physical Security”.
During the webinar, attendees learned more about threats to their identity, devices, and data. These threats include social engineering attacks, malicious software, eavesdropping, and physical threats to personal security such as fires, disaster, and theft. The webinar also demonstrated to participants how they are vulnerable to these attacks and how to develop good practices to protect against them. Note that this webinar is the third in a series of 8 webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).
The webinar was presented by Derek 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.