The Mess of 2020 and the World We Need in 2021 and Beyond

Date: Friday, December 4th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel, umm well fine, I guess?" - R.E.M

If 2020 came as a breeze it is leaving as a wind of profound change. Our very way of life was suddenly knocked off kilter by the international pandemic response. Our modern society is largely dependent on information technology and that information technology is leading the charge as a massive societal change unfolds. Will 2021 see the fall of Rome completed? Will something new rise from the ashes of the old information technology we leave behind?

Ian Thornton-Trump CD will examine how "the rules" of 2020 will inform technological direction in the years and decades to come.

  1. Diversity = Resilience
  2. Dependency Increases Vulnerability
  3. Control Leads to Predictability
  4. Observation is Information
  5. The Health of the People is the Health of the Organisation
  6. Vision Without Resources is Hallucination
  7. 70 to 93 Percent of all Communication is Nonverbal
  8. Complexity is the Enemy of Security

Observation of these rules and applying them in an analytical fashion to IT systems presents an amazing case study of threat actor behavior. In turn this insight can prepare us for our mission of cleaning up the IT mess we made in 2020 and securing the future of 2021 and beyond.

This session is Part Two of our free half-day 2021: The Modern IT Infrastructure Summit . Sign up for this session and you are welcome to attend all three sessions! Sessions include:

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. PDT
The New Enterprise Cloud Dynamic

Session 2: 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. PDT
The Mess of 2020 and the World we Need in 2021 and Beyond

Session 3: 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
Backup and Recovery: Best Practices for Transforming Your Enterprise

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About the presenter:

Ian Thornton-Trump, Chief Information Security Officer for Cyjax Ltd

Ian Thornton-Trump CD is an ITIL certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. After a year with the RCMP as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Ian worked as a cyber security analyst/consultant for multi-national insurance, banking and regional health care. Today, as Chief Information Security Officer for Cyjax Ltd., Ian has deep experience with the threats facing small, medium and enterprise businesses. His research and experience have made him a sought-after cyber security consultant specializing in cyber threat intelligence programs for small, medium and enterprise organizations. In his spare time, he teaches cyber security and IT business courses for CompTIA as part of their global faculty and is the lead architect for CyberTitan, Canada's efforts to encourage the next generation of cyber professionals.

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