On March 12, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to Cybersecurity: Web Security.”
When we think of the impact of the Internet on our daily lives, we can’t help but be astonished at the breadth and depth of the effect it has on all aspects of our world. For the vast majority of us, the Web is our means of accessing Internet resources. The Web employs an innovative and unique method of incorporating text, graphics, audio, video, and links to other sites to allow us to transcend geographical and other barriers as we use it to communicate, search, share, and buy. During the webinar, attendees learned about basic concepts of security while using the Internet. This webinar is the fifth in a series of eight 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.