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'Chalk Talks' will bolster security awareness: Sourcefire Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Aug. 24, 2012
Cyber security solutions provider Sourcefire aims to close the gap between sophisticated threats and the public understanding.

Ivan Wen Country Manager of Sourcefire (CWM)

PHOTO - Ivan Wen - country manager, Sourcefire Malaysia.


A new series of educational videos, 'Chalk Talks,' targetting IT practitioners as well as the public, will help to bring a deeper awareness of essential cyber security topics, according to security solutions firm Sourcefire Malaysia.

Initially focusing on malware and network security, the ongoing series will provide viewers with knowledge on additional cyber security topics, said Sourcefire Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen, speaking on 21 August 2012."

"The video series [] is to address a gulf that has developed between cyber security threats, which are increasing in sophistication, and the general public's limited perception of these threats," said Wen, adding that initial content creation was led by Sourcefire's chief scientist in its cloud technology group, Zulfikar Ramzan. "New content will be added regularly to expose viewers to an even wider variety of cyber security material."

"Chalk Talks is a resource to bolster broader understanding of network security, malware and endpoint security, and cyber security in general," added Wen. "The introductory topics for the conversational 'chalk talk' style videos include fundamentals of network security technologies such as firewalls and intrusion prevention, malware behaviours and protection techniques and 'case-study' looks at prominent malware and advanced persistent threats." 

He said the videos would also be useful to broader audiences, including students interested in supplementing course work to IT as well as network security specialists looking to further understand new trends. In addition, Sourcefire training qualified for CCSP and CISSP continuing professional education (CPE) credits.


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