The word “cyberspace” (that mysterious world behind the computer screen) traces its origin to science fiction literature in the 1980s. Today, cyberspace, the Internet, and digital communications are worlds that most of us interface with every day. These three words are often used interchangeably.
Just like the physical world, cyberspace is a place where the bad guys play. They steal information from companies; launch malware to corrupt the environment, and nation states spy on each other. The need for Cyber Security is directly related to the rise of the internet as the dominant global information-sharing and communications tool.
Our speaker for this presentation, Ed Napoleon, will talk about the risks of working in cyberspace and how cyber security mitigates these risks.
Ed is the Chief Knowledge Officer for Securely Yours, LLC, a firm that provides solutions, consulting and security-as-a-service. He has over 30 years of Information-Technology and Information-Security experience.
Ed is an adjunct instructor at Baldwin-Wallace University (BW) and previously was the Lead Principal in Ernst & Young’s Global Information Security practice. In that role, Ed organized and developed new service methodologies and training. An experienced speaker, course developer and instructor, Ed received a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and his Master of Science from Cleveland State University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Ed is also a graduate of the FBI’s citizen’s academy.
A native Clevelander, Ed enjoys photography, cooking, and teaching adult Sunday school. He is married, has two daughters and two granddaughters – his greatest sources of joy!