Cybercrime and espionage have increased dramatically since 2012, and the types of cyber threats are profoundly more dangerous and effective. Learn how you can protect yourself and your business from this relentless assault. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
- Understand the current cyber threats and vulnerabilities
- Learn how to employ security best practices and AutoCAD countermeasures
- Learn how to communicate security issues and answer typical questions
- Learn how to justify a reasonable investment in cyber security
Dieter Schlaepfer is a principal technical writer at Autodesk, Inc., creating a variety of AutoCAD documentation and quick-training materials. He holds a California standard secondary teaching credential in physical science and mathematics. In prior employment he provided on-site CAD/CAM, and CAE consultative training to manufacturing firms, and he provided CAD training to architecture, engineering, and construction firms. He has 34 years of experience in the field, and he specializes in 3D modeling.
George Varghese has been with Autodesk, Inc., for over 15 years, working in the AutoCAD Group, and primarily in the AutoCAD Software Development Group. He worked on AutoCAD software features like Tool Palette, Table, Ribbon, and others. Lately, he has started working on the security features in AutoCAD software, dealing with digital signatures in AutoCAD software. He worked on the feature to be able to digitally sign lisp files. The lisp files are the primary threat vectors used by attackers to target AutoCAD software users. He worked on the “Trusted Publisher” feature that aides the user in discerning the plug-ins that come from a trusted source. He has given presentations on threat modeling to a number of internal Autodesk groups. He also gave a presentation on cryptographic algorithms and x.509 certificates to an internal Autodesk audience in an informal setting.<br/><br/>Davis Augustine has been a bit twiddler in the AutoCAD Software Development Group for over 15 years, working on various parts of the product, mostly in the core and acdb areas. He has been involved in security for the past couple of years, including the areas of secure APIs, path searching, static analysis, compiler and linker switches, and buffer overrun prevention.<br/><br/>Tekno Tandean has been a code monkey for the last 18 years for the AutoCAD Software Development Group, working on C++, COM, and .NET APIs. He was pulled into an AutoCAD security related incident few years back, and has been contributing to make the AutoCAD ecosystem safer by hardening AutoCAD code, and raising awareness of secure development.