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Combating Cybersecurity Threats

Chrys Thorsen – Cybersercurity Expert

IT Security in the Age of Borderless Networks, Unwitting Targets, and Artful Adversaries


The past few years have seen disruptive shifts in how people use computer technology. Always-on connectivity, seamless access to cloud services, and the pervasiveness of smart devices at home and work have permanently changed the cyber threat landscape. Advanced Persistent Threats, AI-enhanced social engineering, and supply-chain vulnerabilities demand whole new approaches to cybersecurity.

In this webinar we will explore today’s cyber threats, along with some radical new techniques to combat them. The presentation will include real-time demonstrations of recent notorious attacks. We will wrap up with a discussion of implications for the future, providing extended time for questions and answers.


  1. Not Your Parents’ Network

An examination of today’s networks, and the new cybersecurity challenges they bring.

  • Today’s Mobile Workforce
  • Doing Business in the Cloud
  • Internet-of-Everything
  1. Multiverse Whack-a-Mole

A discussion of our current global threat landscape.

  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Ransomware
  • AI in Social Engineering
  • Supply-chain vulnerabilities

Demonstration and analysis of some of the most notorious cyber attacks from the pandemic-post pandemic era.

  • Log4Shell vulnerability
  • SolarWinds Sunburst supply chain hack
  • Social Engineering – Device baiting
  1. The Road to Zero

An overview of today’s best tools and practices for combating cyber threats. 

  • Moving to zero trust
  • Using the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework
  • IoE with confidence: U.S. Cyber Trust Mark initiative
  • Awareness and Education
  1. Questions & Answer Session

About Chrys Thorsen

Chrys Thorsen is an education and technology expert who specializes in enterprise-level IT infrastructure consulting and certified training-of-trainers. In her career, she has garnered over 50 IT Certifications including CISSP, CISA, CEHv12, PenTest+, CompTIA CNVP, Cisco CCSI/CCNP, Microsoft Cloud and on-premises technologies,
VMware vSphere, and many more. She has also authored 40 published certification textbooks, and over 35 full-length IT certification video courses.

When not working in the United States, Chrys spends her time abroad capacity-building IT literacy in developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her client list has included: the US Federal Government, the Republic of Zambia Ministry of Health, Cavendish University Zambia, Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Hughes Aircraft, Microsoft, and many more.

Chrys lives by, and is fond of repeating, her professional creed:

“The only true measure of success for any project or training is results on the ground. Everything else is just noise.” “I teach what I deploy; I deploy what I teach.”

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