Edward Sihler is the Technical Director for the Maine Cyber Security Cluster. Edward has earned both a Bachelor and Master degree in computer science from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining MCSC Edward has spent over ten years working in healthcare IT; filling such roles as System Administrator, Network Administrator, Help Desk and System Developer. Over the last four years, with MCSC and its partners, Edward’s work has covered some of the interesting highlights of cyber security such as malware analysis, range design and construction, simulation, public outreach, and teaching. Edward can be reached at email@example.com.
Virtualization has long performed a vital role in the data center: reducing hardware costs, improving reliability, simplifying housekeeping tasks such as backups and restores. Given the current wave of ransomware, the snapshot and export features of virtualization make it a leading candidate to thwart malware. In this session, cybersecurity expert Edward Sihler will discuss this, along with the other cyber security benefits such as tripping malware’s self-destruct before infection and support for a desktop firewall that is not part of the desktop OS.