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Global Knowledge’s Cybersecurity Expert Dave Buster to Speak on Greatest Threat, Asset to Cybersecurity Awareness and Prevention: People

Date:
June 23, 2017
  • Global Knowledge’s Global Senior Portfolio Director for Cybersecurity Dave Buster to speak on cybersecurity awareness and prevention at Tax Commissioners' Technology Development Council of Georgia (TCTECH) Annual Conference, June 27 in St Simons Island, GA
  • Buster will address human behavior that puts organizations at risk and lessons learned from cybersecurity attacks 
  • Buster will also highlight hacker types and their goals


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Research Triangle, N.C. – Cybersecurity expert Dave Buster of Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training and learning services, will speak at the Tax Commissioners' Technology Development Council of Georgia (TCTECH) Annual Conference on June 27 in St. Simons Island, GA. He will focus on human errors that leave IT systems vulnerable to attacks and how to prevent these errors, and highlight

  • hacker types and their goals
  • lessons learned from cybersecurity attacks

“Because cybersecurity attacks are people targeting people and not machines going after machines, skill building is critical to maintaining IT systems’ integrity. To plan for and head off increasingly complex and sophisticated attacks, ongoing IT training is an imperative,” said Dave Buster, Global Knowledge’s Global Senior Portfolio Director for Cybersecurity.

The recently published 10th annual Global Knowledge IT Skills & Salary Report confirms that while there is a tremendous and growing need for security professionals, IT decision-makers are struggling to find qualified cybersecurity talent. The shortage of trained professionals is exacerbated by an increase in the number of breaches and attacks worldwide.

For more, search “Cybersecurity” at www.globalknowledge.com, and follow us at @GlobalKnowledge or @GKonITSecurity

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT training and learning services. We empower organizations, teams and individuals with the skills and best practices necessary to leverage the technologies and competencies critical for sustained success and to create competitive advantages. With over 15 corporate offices around the world, our 1,500 employees are helping clients succeed in over 100 countries. 

About Dave Buster
As Global Knowledge’s Global Senior Portfolio Director for Cybersecurity, Dave Buster defines, builds and manages the company’s cybersecurity training portfolio to ensure that organizations worldwide can help their teams build fundamental to advanced cybersecurity skills, prepare for top industry-recognized certifications or master product-specific expertise. In his 30+ years in engineering and marketing, Buster’s driven cybersecurity product lifecycle management for one of the world's largest financial services firms; ensured product development met security requirements for a global data management company; and defined products and sales strategies for Smart Grid security. In addition to his security certifications that include Security+ and CISSP, Buster has a B.S. in engineering and an M.B.A. from North Carolina State University. When not playing with hacking tools in his home lab, he plays guitar and trombone (although, sadly, not simultaneously).

About TCTECH
Founded in 1999, TCTECH provides a forum for Georgia Tax Commissioners to share information regarding technology-related issues and solutions that will reshape the public sector landscape and enhance service to Georgia taxpayers. As one of Georgia’s preeminent professional organizations, TCTECH members represent a cross-section of Georgia governments and business interests. TCTECH seeks to promote, through a wide variety of educational programs, a greater appreciation and understanding of technology, the process of governing, and the importance of public service.

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Marie Maguire, Corporate Communications Manager, +1 (919) 463-7405

Resources
Understanding the hacker threat

Cybersecurity Training

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