john foster

john foster

BSidesATL 2015: Buy the Dip by John Foster

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**Apologies for poor audio quality due to technical difficulties!** "Buy The Dip – A financial analysis of data breaches and information security" by John Foster Expectations are that companies suffer irreparable damage when disasters such as data breaches occur. We examine financial performance of publicly traded companies after data breaches and find that what security vendors and consultants have been telling us is wrong. We also take a look into the exciting world of Activist Investing and debt covenants to see the challenges information security programs can experience when a company has a hostile board or lender. Finally, we take a look at tactics employed by the large companies such as complex legal structures and delve into cyber insurance policy language for a better understanding of what it covers. The presentation is designed to help inform security programs ways protect their information in a budget constrained environment without the use of information technology.