Reviewing Changes in the Computer Security Threat Environment

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An explanation of how the computer security environment and classroom have changed over the years and what instructors can do to adapt, led by author Dr. Lawrie Brown.

Lawrie Brown PhD, Honorary senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Dr Lawrie Brown, co-author of Computer Security Principles and Practice, 5th edition, discusses how the computer security environment - and curriculum - has changed over the years. While the broad fundamentals remain fairly constant, there has been a change in the targets of security compromises, from a focus on malware to a much greater emphasis on attacks involving people, including social engineering attacks. He will briefly review a few notable recent attacks in the light of these issues.