On December 18, 2014, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “The Big Picture of Cybersecurity.”
During the webinar, attendees learned who are the attackers, what they want, and what they do with the stolen data. They also were introduced to the major areas of cybersecurity, including personal, physical, application, network, wireless, and web security. Note that this webinar is the second in a series of 8 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.