NACRAO Fall Conference

November 13-15, 2019 • Columbus, Nebraska

Art Provost

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Art joined FES in 2011.  He has been working in the Information Security arena for over 25 years.  He has held positions in operations, implementation, design and engineering, audit, and Information Security management in the U.S. Air Force, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and Information Security consulting companies.  He received his Certified Information Systems Security Professional from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium; Global Information Assurance Certifications including Security Essentials, Penetration Tester, and Web Application Penetration Tester and Certified Information Security Manager from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.  FES Security Services conducts security and vulnerability assessments, develops policies, performs compliance audits, and provides Information Security related services to organizations across the country.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and “Common Sense” Security Practices

 Everyone is increasingly vulnerable to electronic attacks as digitized data proliferates across all secotrs of the economy.  Ensuring that employees handling data, whether it means more sensors, cameras, POS devices, or even daily email understands their role in protecting data and preventing breaches needs to be a priority in today’s world.  During this presentation we will discuss easy steps you can take to limit your exposure in an increasingly online world.  We will also discuss the things you can do to improve your own information security, some best practices for work, and the reasons why we have to do some of these crazy things like have UPPER case, lower case, numb3rs, and specia| characters in our passwords, then change them as soon as our fingers learn to type them (and then some even better methods that are easier to remember!).