Tangible Announcements

New Orleans, October 12, 2015, Allen Harper, EVP & Chief Hacker from Tangible Security, and Carole Taylor, VP for Technology from the Jewish Federation of Baltimore, led a panel at the Financial & Technical Professional Institute conference. The panel was called “Cybersecurity Fireside Chat”.

Allen and Carole engaged the audience on a broad range of questions, including but not limited to the following:

  • What are the new trends in PCI and how can I become compliant?
  • What does a real penetration test look and feel like, from my point of view?
  • How much security is enough?
  • What are some of the elements of a good cyber security program?
  • Why do the bad guys keep getting in?
  • What are the latest trends in cyber security?
  • Should I be concerned about vendor security and if so, what can I do about it?
  • If we develop our own software, how can we implement best practices and reduce vulnerabilities?
  • What should we do about crypto locker infections?
  • What if we don't know where to start, what should we do?


Most audience members were delighted with how effectively Allen explained complex matters in a simple, entertaining manner. Afterwards, Allen fielded numerous follow-up questions from participants.