An Economic Model of Cyber Protection


In this talk, Jeff Hardy will be tackling the economical aspects of security. When it comes to protecting systems from attacks, it is worthy of considering the economical impact of a breach. Both from the victim perspective as well as from the attackers’: what do I have to lose vs what do I have to gain.

With this in mind, Jeff will present a novel way of thinking about security, and provide a set of rules to follow to create a better security culture in all enterprises, big and small. During this talk Jeff will be accompanied by Vicențiu Ciorbaru, who will ask critical questions, especially when it comes to MariaDB deployments and their impact on the whole security picture.

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Date and time

  • Wednesday 6 April, 15:05 – 15:38 CEST (UTC+2), 9:05am – 9:38am New York time, 21:05 – 21:38 Beijing/Singapore time


Jeff Hardy
Product Marketing Manager @ Acronis Hosting Solutions

Vicențiu Ciorbaru
Senior software developer, team lead

Vicențiu Ciorbaru is based in Romania, Bucharest. Having had to fix problems in many places, ranging from query-optimiser, authentication, replication, packaging, as well as platform specific problems, Vicențiu has had experience with many parts of the codebase. He is also a fast learner and can jump on any problem that surfaces. Past projects include Roles, Window Functions, Custom Aggregate Functions.