TMA Webinar Series to Tackle Key Cybersecurity Concerns

The cybersecurity series will be hosted by Ryan Fritts, vice president of product & information security and CISO for ADT.

McLEAN, Va. — The Monitoring Association (TMA) is presenting a four-part webinar series focused on cybersecurity issues that directly effect installing security and wholesale monitoring businesses.

The series will be hosted by Ryan Fritts, CISSP, CISM, who serves as vice president of product and information security and chief information security officer (CISO) for ADT.

Fritts manages ADT’s global organizational policies, standards and controls in his realm of information security, privacy assurance and compliance. He offers a strong, proven track record of improving operational security posture and has spent his career focusing on security, product, technology and software delivery, according to TMA.

Following are the webcast installment topics and dates:

  • Nov. 7: Cybersecurity Baselines (Compliance, baseline security requirements)
    This webinar will provide introduction to core information security concepts, standards-based cybersecurity frameworks, risk management approaches, and how to align them toward an organization’s operational security. The importance of standards-based approaches to securing assets and data will be covered.
  • Nov. 21: Vulnerabilities & Risk Management
    Building upon core concepts, this installment will build upon risk management and operational security to focus on common attack vectors, and how to go about building a set of controls and policies around them to best protect organizations.
  • Dec. 2: Social Engineering (The Human Threat Element)
    Building upon core concepts and attack and defense strategies, this installment will focus on transition from a security event to an incident and how to handle engage teams after an incident is declared, through business operations restored, and finally incident close-out.
  • Dec. 9: Data Breaches (Forensic and legal perspectives around cyber and crisis communication)
    Building upon core concepts and incident response, this installment will focus on handling an incident that is deemed to be a data breach, the regulatory landscape related to data breach obligations, safe harbors, etc.

TMA educational webinars are attended by security professionals at every level. The webcast installments provide up-to-the minute information vital to the dynamic alarm industry, TMA states.

All webinars are held 3-4:30 p.m. EST. The first hour will be instruction with a 30-minute Q&A to follow each session. To qualify for a certificate, attendees must attend all sessions and successfully pass an exam.

For more details about each webcast installment, pricing information and registration, go here.

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