ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2015) – Michael Daugherty, a cybersecurity expert and author of the book “The Devil in Inside the Beltway” (www.michaeljdaugherty.com), will be a case-study speaker at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Sydney, Australia.
The summit, scheduled Aug. 24-25, is Daugherty’s first stop on a speaking tour of Australia.
Daugherty’s speech at the Gartner summit is titled “A Matter of Style — How America’s FTC’s Tricks, Tactics and Agenda Impact World Cybersecurity.”
The Gartner summit is designed to equip security and risk managers with the skills, knowledge, strategies and tactics that enable cost-effective security and risk management programs.
Daugherty, speaking on day two of the summit, will discuss the story told in his book of his experience with the Federal Trade Commission. That experience began in 2008 after his company, LabMD, received a call from Tiversa, a technology security firm. Tiversa claimed that LabMD patient-billing information was vulnerable and offered its services, for a fee, to fix the problem, Daugherty says.
He viewed the call as a shakedown and declined. Tiversa turned over its information to the FTC, which launched an investigation. In August 2013, the FTC filed a formal complaint, alleging that LabMD failed to reasonably protect the security of consumers’ personal data, including medical information.
Daugherty scored a significant victory May 5 when a former Tiversa employee testified in the FTC case that Tiversa did not find LabMD patient information on Internet sites, but instead hacked into LabMD’s computer system.
Daugherty recently spoke on cybersecurity and healthcare at a Black Hat USA security gathering in Las Vegas and at the annual DefCon hacking conference.
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