Last Wednesday evening, I gave a talk at the WizeNight gathering in Tel Aviv, Israel. Wize is a new nonprofit organization that organizes WizeNights, free lectures for people who want to learn interesting and important things, over a beer. This time, the event took place at the Bialik Bar.

My talk covered topics such as the hype about recent computer security attacks, the lack of social networking security for our virtual presence, database information security, credit card readers and zero-day attacks.

Here are 5 facts I shared with the crowd that most didn’t know:

1. Identity theft is a bigger crime than drugs in the U.S.
2. Social networking is highly unsecured.
3. Many of the largest companies worldwide have been exposed to SQL injection attacks.
4. Internet commerce is more secure than the average mall store.
5. Chances are that your home computers have already been compromised by some sort of malware.

It surprised me to see how many people showed up…and stayed until the end to hear about real-life examples of cyber-attacks!

To view the full video (in Hebrew): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnlHpkXKxYQ

Enjoy,

David

3

3 thoughts on “New Frontiers in Information Security – Insights from my lecture at WizeNight

  1. watch hollywood movies 2 months ago

    Hі there it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this web sitе is truly good and thee viewers aгe
    tгuoy sharing good thoughts.

  2. rampantsocialit68.exteen.com 4 days ago

    Its such as you learn my thoughts! You appear
    to understand a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you simply could do with some % to power the message house a bit, however other than that, that is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I will definitely be back.

  3. brandeesimler.hatenablog.com 4 days ago

    Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins
    to assist with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not
    seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share.

    Cheers!