THWACKcamp 2018 – People Do Dumb Things: Why Security is Hard for IT Pros


We often hear a lot of discussion about high-level security, but these types of concerns aren’t really what the general public is facing on a day-to-day basis, at work, or at home. People who have a very limited or virtually non-existent background in IT might not even realize that the things they’re doing are putting their data, your data, and potentially even your business at risk. So what kind of security risks do we see from the vast majority of the people across all companies and organizations, and how do we actually resolve them?


In this THWACKcamp panel session “People Do Dumb Things: Why Security is Hard for IT Pros,” I’ll be joined by Broadway National Bank Sr. Network Security Engineer and THWACK® MVP Paul Guido, CS Disco Software Engineer/QA architect Mandy Hubbard, and Computer and Network Security Shaman Sandy Hawke to discuss all the most practical ways that you can keep team members from putting your security at risk. We’ll place some of our IT expertise on the back burner as we try to tackle these issues from an IT novice viewpoint, so we can come to realistic and meaningful solutions on how you can help prevent these small and large security fumbles from happeningin the first place. As security breaches become more commonplace, it’s important that we as IT professionals remember that these breaches don’t have to be the norm. Even the use of social media can hold potential threats that we need to think about and create safeguards for. This session is geared for people of all IT skill levels who want to improve their security—so basically, everyone.


Not yet registered for the premier IT event that thousands of your peers have already signed up for? No worries, you can register for THWACKcamp 2018 today! With two days of sessions—taking place October 17 – 18—THWACKcampprovides you with the opportunity to learn from SolarWinds Head Geeks and IT industry experts in a number of different fields, all for free and from the comfort of your laptop. Don’t miss out on this entirely free, virtual IT event that’s sure to take your IT game to the next level.