AITP Akron-Canton Chapter Meeting
The Bit Factory (Bounce Innovation Hub Building)
526 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44311
Trends in Cyber Security
We are all familiar with Moore’s law that explains the technological doubling of computing power every 2 years. With the advent of more complex computing power, more efficient algorithms, and more stable platforms, technology had been making steady progress to reducing Moore’s estimate over the past decade. In more recent years, the injection of mobile technologies, data everywhere, and internet connected devices had been stressing Moore’s prediction considerably. However, no singular topic in technology has acted more gravitationally on Moore’s prediction than Cyber Security. Cyber Security focuses on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, assets, and data; essentially and ultimately, keeping PEOPLE safe. Because of it’s ability to strike at the heart of any organization, Cyber acts as a force multiplier to the “ever moving” wall of computing by injecting onerous requirements, new regulatory expectations, and ever more creative and persistent threats into the technological landscape. This presentation will focus on the forward looking trends in cyber security that explain the “gravitational” effect that occurs at the vector of cyber security and technology. Topics to be explored include data across the enterprise, data privacy, collateral damage of cyber warfare, new (and old) technologies in security, security for security’s sake, the role of large tech providers in keeping data safe, and the ever-growing cyber jobs divide.
Bob Eckman is currently serving as a virtual Chief Information Security Officer and Security Principal at MCPc Inc., a secured technology logistics and data protection company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.There, Bob guides MCPc’s cybersecurity services, solutions and staff. He has over 25 years of experience in technology as a project/program management specialist. Prior to MCPc, he was the cybersecurity program manager for FirstEnergy’s Nuclear division and served leadership roles at Progressive Insurance and Shearer’s Foods. He holds adjunct professor status in cyber security at Kent State University and in 2016 was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award. He also serves as an adjunct and Executive Director of Cleveland State University’s Marshall Law College’s Center for Cyber and Privacy. He has been recognized by the Ohio State Senate for his achievements in the classroom. He holds an active PMP Certification and is an active member of ISC2 where he also holds his CISSP Certification. In early 2019, Bob will be leaving MCPc to assume his new role as Chief Information Security Officer at Kent State University.