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Cybersecurity Lesson from the Death Star: CIS Control 4 Explained in 45 Minutes

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Date and Time

June 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category

Web Conference


Irene Fisher


Lisa O'Connell


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a top resource for cybersecurity best practices. One of its recommended security controls, Control 4, should be called “Remember What Happened to the Death Star.” Why? Well, in case you don’t remember, the Star Wars® Death Star was designed to be impregnable but wasn’t, as proven when Luke Skywalker blew it to bits by exploiting a vulnerability, a simple engine exhaust port. CIS Control 4 is all about hardening systems against attack — a strategy as critical for IT ecosystems as for intergalactic weapons of mass destruction.
Unfortunately, research suggests that IT vulnerabilities are increasing today, due in part to a widening gap between cybersecurity teams and IT operations. As a result, organizations are at a higher risk of breaches and less able to make good decisions about investments in security controls and operational infrastructure.
Join this webinar as we explain what CIS Control 4 involves and how to implement it in your organization — all in just 45 minutes.


Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL, LLNL

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at LLNL with over 30 years of extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. He teaches cyber security courses, and holds several security certifications including GMOB, GPEN, GWAPT, GAWN, GPYC, GEVA, CISSP, CISA, CISM and CRISC. He is a current ISSA International Board Member and former ISSA International Director, Member of the SANS NewsBites Editorial Board, SANS Analyst, and Security Weekly podcast host. You can keep up with Lee @lelandneely

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Dirk Schrader – CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 Practitioner, NNT (now part of Netwrix)

Being a native of Germany, he brings more than 25 years of delivering IT security expertise at a global scale. His work focuses on advancing cyber resilience as a sophisticated, new approach to tackle cyber-attacks faced by governments and organizations of all sizes for the handling of change and vulnerability as the two main issues to address in information security. He has published numerous articles in German and English about the need to address change and vulnerability to achieve cyber resilience, drawing on his experience and certifications as CISSP (ISC²) and CISM (ISACA).

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Mark Kedgley – Chief Technology Officer, NNT (now part of Netwrix)

Mark Kedgley has been the Chief Technology Officer at New Net Technologies since January 2009 and has approaching 30 years’ experience in the IT industry covering support, solution sales and business development.

Prior to his tenure at NNT, Mr. Kedgley studied Physics at the University of Birmingham then held leadership positions at Cable & Wireless and ASG. As CTO at NNT, Mark is responsible for driving ongoing product development to continually improve NNT’s cyber security and compliance solutions. The objective is to protect our customers’ sensitive data against security threats in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, while maintaining market-leading ease of use.

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ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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