IT Security: Combat Advanced Persistent Threats

Thursday, July 16, 2015 -
11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Simons Foundation 160 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010
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Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) is a set of continuous computer hacking processes, often conducted by a group such as a government with the capability and intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity. APT usually targets organizations and or nations for business or political motives. Foundations can be at risk for APT due to the nature of their programmatic work.

A revival of the presentation delivered at 2014 TAG Annual Conference, David Roth, the Ford Foundation’s Chief Technology Officer, will discuss the foundation’s experiences in mitigating an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) uncovered on their computer network.

Join us to hear about how the Ford Foundation learned of the extent of the APT presence within its network, how the foundation’s IT team planned for the removal of the associated malware and what steps were taken to ensure that the network remained secure going forward.

  • The threat posed to philanthropy by APTs and other evolving cyber threats.
  • Steps that can be taken to protect the security of their systems.
  • The importance of remaining vigilant and flexible in confronting these new threats.


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All funders.


11:30AM - 11:45AM Check-in
11:45AM - 1:00PM Program
*Lunch will be provided
Registration is required by July 15th. This program will be hosted at the Simons Foundation, 160 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010.
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