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Christopher M. Flatley

Christopher M. Flatley has a masters degree in cybersecurity and is currently a full-time instructor at SUNY Rockland for the cybersecurity department where he also coaches a competitive hacking team. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai Jian Qiao University. He is a partner in a cybersecurity firm which specializes in vulnerability and risk assessments for financial institutions and other organizations in regulated industries. In this role, he oversees offensive operations with a specialization in physical entry, wireless exploitation, and network infiltration.


Talks

Securing a Remote Workforce in the Face of COVID-19 and Planning for the Future

As the world quickly adapted to the move to a remote workforce, it became clear which companies had prepared proper DR plans, and which were making quick decisions. We have seen many examples where these quick decisions sacrificed security for functionality. Christopher will discuss the obstacles that companies have faced, the ways they can be overcome, and the lingering threats that exist. Visual and practical representations will be included, using data from almost 4000 endpoints in three countries to show what can happen when security is overlooked. Special attention will be paid to RDP, which, while it was on a steady decline in use, has now seen a sharp increase (data from Shodan).