Leveraging Your Human Firewall

September 21, 2021

Presented by the NVTC Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee

Organizations are spending more and more of their IT budget on preventing cyber-attacks, yet breaches continue to happen at an alarming rate. This talk will provide an overview of the typical ransomware attack and why the current investments in cybersecurity cannot systematically protect organizations against current threats. The basic elements of the Human Firewall will be introduced and strategies to substantially mitigate cyberattacks will be discussed.


Dr. Ryan Wright, C. Coleman McGehee Professor of Commerce, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of Virginia