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Exploitation of Unpatched Systems

October 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


October 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s (NMFTA) hosted yet another cybersecurity webinar in its series, Exploitation of Unpatched Systems. The webinar was held from 1:00-2:00 pm ET on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.


This eye-opening webinar delved into the concept of patching and the critical issues related to the exploitation of unpatched systems.

In an increasingly interconnected world, patching has become more crucial and the vulnerability of unpatched software and systems has become a pressing concern for many corporations. Yet, there are still important measures and procedures to consider when patching.

Gary Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP explored this and shared on the tactics malicious actors employ to exploit these vulnerabilities, leading to data breaches, network compromises, and significant financial losses.


  • Discovered the latest insights into the evolving landscape of cyberthreats; and
  • Gained practical insights into best practices for vulnerability management and patch prioritization.

Meet Your Speakers

Gary Kessler, Ph.D., CISSP, is a retired professor of cybersecurity. Co-author of Maritime Cybersecurity: A Guide for Leaders and Managers, he is currently the president and janitor of Gary Kessler Associates (providing maritime cybersecurity research, consulting, and training services), a principal consultant at Fathom5, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, on the advisory boards of Cydome and TAM-C, and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Prevention Operations Division of the USCG Auxiliary Cyber Augmentation program (AUXCYBER). Gary has been an information technology and computer security practitioner since the late-1970s, including nearly 20 years in digital forensics and more than 20 years in higher education; his current primary areas of research are related to the weaponization of AIS/GPS, and tools for hacking and spoofing AIS. Gary is the author of more than 75 papers, articles, books, and book chapters related to cybersecurity, cryptography, steganography, network technologies, computer and mobile forensics, curriculum development, and more, and has been a speaker at conferences internationally for 30 years. Gary lives in Ormond Beach, Florida, is a SCUBA instructor, and holds a 50GT captains license.

Antwan Banks is NMFTA’s Director of Enterprise Security. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and most recently served as director of cybersecurity for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. In the nine years he served in that position, he ensured that the authority would be well-protected by focusing on security tools, training, budgeting, strategic and tactical directions, intelligence programs, incident response and many other crucial priorities. Prior to his tenure with the Transit Authority, Antwan served as senior security engineer for Turner Broadcasting System, and was also a computer security consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control.


For questions regarding the webinar, contact NMFTA’s Director of Programs and Events Erin Carter at erin.carter@nmfta.org.