AFCEA International Chapter News
ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 16, 2019

Expert Discusses Cybersecurity and Risk Management

The chapter welcomed Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill, USAF (Ret.), president, Cyxtera Federal Group, and a lifetime member of AFCEA International, to speak to the chapter regarding managing cyber risk. "People, processes and technology are the three main focal points of cybersecurity," stated Gen. Touhill. Cybersecurity is not a technology problem, but a risk management issue. "The battlefield is changing and we're losing the war." He explained that traditional cybersecurity solutions fail to stop modern threats since most people believe that trust is presumed and not earned. When people place value on the data there will always be a need for an alignment of defense based on the risk. Cloud services also pose distinct cybersecurity challenges. "Many organizations will jump on cloud services without the proper level of security." Security, portability, independent auditing, pen testing and log access are all required when using cloud services. If all of these things are incorporated into the process and partnered with training, the possibility of a secure environment greatly increases. "People, processes and technology can work together to provide the security needed to manage cybersecurity and mitigate risk."

Event Photographs:

Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill, USAF (Ret.), president, Cyxtera Federal Group, addresses chapter members and attendees during the April monthly Lunch. Learn. Network. event and discusses cybersecurity and risk management.
Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill, USAF (Ret.), president, Cyxtera Federal Group, addresses chapter members and attendees during the April monthly Lunch. Learn. Network. event and discusses cybersecurity and risk management.
Gen. Touhill goes over cloud services and the security challenges it poses during the chapter's April monthly luncheon.
Gen. Touhill goes over cloud services and the security challenges it poses during the chapter's April monthly luncheon.
Chapter President Rick Lipsey and Vice President of Programs Rob Licciardi present the chapter's award streamers during the April monthly Lunch. Learn. Network event.
Chapter President Rick Lipsey and Vice President of Programs Rob Licciardi present the chapter's award streamers during the April monthly Lunch. Learn. Network event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
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866-445-9114

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