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Saturday, July 17 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Why non-technicals matter

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The absence of diversity in security roles makes progress harder, from addressing threats to innovating with partners. How can the cybersecurity community avoid biases, decisions we make often unconsciously and without awareness, and develop teams that understand the full security landscape? If we believe in layered security as an industry best practice, we should equally prioritize the voices of non-engineers in building security strategies.

Every assumption developers make about a system's design or user behavior leaves a crack for attacker break-ins. If everyone on the security team shares similar experiences and working methodologies, attack vectors will be missed. There is more to understand about security than the technology behind it. How might a user's culture and environment impact security? Biases and assumptions about how individuals and organizations deploy and use technology can increase risk.

Cybersecurity encompasses a variety of functions, from pen testing to incident response to training & awareness. The mindset of security is what unifies different functions and allows for collective success. Participants will learn how prioritizing technical and non-technical voices can help close security gaps. This talk will particularly benefit those who develop security teams and talent, empowering attendees with frameworks and tactics for your team.

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Vidya Murthy

Vice President of Operations, MedCrypt
Vidya began her career in consulting when she realized her passion for healthcare and joined global medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson. She has since joined MedCrypt, a company focused on bringing cybersecurity leading practices to medical device manufacturers. Vidya holds... Read More →

Saturday July 17, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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