Protecting Your Organisation Against Cyber Threats


Irish Brokers Association, Ireland

Date: 14th Mar 2017

Event Details

A Security Fabric is Necessary to Defend Against IoT’s Massive Volume and Scale

Sure Skills are delighted to host a Cyber Threat Security Briefing on Tuesday 14 March in the IBA’s Allianz Training Centre from 0800-0900 hrs.

This free event for IBA members will cover the necessary steps that brokers need to adapt in defending businesses against cyber attacks including  IoT (Internet of Things) attacks. This is a major challenge for enterprises today whose data needs need to remain secure as it traverses different devices and environments, from tablets to cloud applications.

The IoT refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT. And as the Internet of Things grows in the next few years, more devices will join that list.

Recent IoT-based attacks have revealed the sheer volume and ease by which billions of devices can be weaponised and used to disrupt the digital economies of entire countries and millions of users.

Enterprises need to consider three strategic network security capabilities to harden their infrastructure against IoT threats:

1. Learn – Complete network visibility is critical to securely authenticate and classify IoT devices, build risk profiles, and then assign IoT device groups based on identified trustworthiness.

2. Segment –Enterprises need to be able to segment IoT devices and communications into policy-driven groups and grant baseline privileges suitable for the specific IoT risk profile.

3. Protect – A Security Fabric should provide the required capability to correlate IoT security incidents and threat intelligence to deliver a synchronized response to IoT threats.

Shane Pennel, Regional Manager at Fortinet will guide you through what an ideal Security Fabric should look like, which should set you on your way to protecting against cyber threats.


Please note this will NOT be a technical session.

Prizes to be won: Leinster Rugby Tickets