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(ISC)2 Security Congress 2022

2126880 - A Metaverse of Insecurity

Oct 11, 2022 1:35pm ‐ Oct 11, 2022 2:35pm


The metaverse is the latest technology that most companies are at least considering exploiting as a major business driver. It enable commerce, communications, and will be a major way to engage with consumers, professionals, and the world as a whole. Of course, this brings a variety of cybersecurity, some obvious and some not. There have been metaverses for decades. Metaverses have been host to sexual abuse, terrorist communications, scams, money laundering, financial thefts, etc. There are technical vulnerabilities that are unique technical vulnerabilities an organization given that a great deal of functionality is enabled on client systems they don't control. This presentation walks through the history of the metaverses, past incidents, the vulnerabilities, and guidance for being proactive in dealing with the vulnerabilities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Know what the metaverse is and the inherent risks.
  • Understand the multitudes of crimes that have already occurred in the metaverse and which ones will continue and grow.
  • Mitigate likely and unlikely risks in moving to the metaverse


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