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Thu. Jul 15

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Event Schedule

Times for this Event are in Central Time (CDT/CST)

The Summit will be open from 8AM to 6PM.

  • Welcome / Introductions
  • Threat Hunting and the Rise of Targeted eCrime Intrusions 9:10 am

    Presented by CrowdStrike

    “Threat hunting” is a term getting thrown around a lot in the security industry, but there is still a lot of confusion about what it actually means. Does it mean responding to alerts? Is it another SOC? Is threat hunting the same thing as incident response? How would an organization start doing threat hunting? 

    In this session, we will dive into what threat hunting means and how you can use it to actively find intrusions. We will discuss how to use it effectively and then look at techniques being used in actual intrusions. 

    You will see intrusions that were executed by nation-states and eCrime groups. We will cover the exact command lines they executed, what the attacks accomplish, and how the bad guys attempted to avoid discovery. 

    As we discuss each intrusion, we will discuss some threat hunting techniques that can be used to discover the attacks used. You can then use this information to start doing your own threat hunting. 

    Attendees will learn: 

    • What threat hunting is, it’s benefits and how it’s different than other activities 
    • Targeted intrusion techniques recently observed in the wild 
    • How to use threat hunting to discover threat actors before they accomplish their objectives
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    Panel Participants:

    Jason Wood
    Jason Wood

    Jason Wood

    Senior Researcher, Tactical Intelligence

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  • Small Businesses Deserve Big Protection 10:10 am

    Presented by Cisco Secure

    Small businesses are facing many of the same cybersecurity challenges as larger businesses. 66% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack in 2019, and 63% experienced a data breach. But securing your business doesn’t have to be complicated. Cybersecurity tools should be easy for a team of any size to deploy, use, and manage — letting you focus on more important things (like running your business!) Join Kate MacLean from Cisco to learn more about small business cybersecurity and how cloud-delivered security provides powerful protection against today’s biggest cyberthreats.

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    Panel Participants:

    Kate MacLean
    Kate MacLean

    Kate MacLean

    Cloud Security Evangelist

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  • Expert Panel Discussion: Ransomware 10:30 am

    100 Ransomware Attacks Since Colonial Pipeline: What have we learned?

    Whether you chose to pay the ransomware or not, industry experts tell you to treat your entire network as contaminated.  Rebuilding images, devices, re-formatting storage, and all the rest is part of this process.  In this panel, our experts will talk about what to do first – and what to avoid, and where the traps may lie.

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  • Moving Beyond Password to Delight & Secure Users 11:20 am

    Presented by Okta

    Passwords have been a constant throughout the internet era. As we’ve moved from desktops to smartphones, from on-premises infrastructure to cloud services, we’ve all relied on passwords to access and safeguard our data and resources across the applications we use on a daily basis.

    But in this new digital age where data breaches are rampant, passwords are no longer good enough. Not only are they insecure, they are expensive and offer a poor user experience. Fortunately, there’s a better way to protect your applications and stop account takeover incidents.

    In this session, we’ll discuss the benefits of passwordless authentication and explain how eliminating the password can help improve user experience, admin visibility and control, and scalability. We’ll also walk through key considerations and first steps as you embark on your passwordless journey.

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    Panel Participants:

    Michael Patterson
    Michael Patterson

    Michael Patterson

    Solutions Engineer

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  • Rise of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) 11:40 am

    Presented by Bitglass

    Secure access service edge has quickly emerged as a hot topic in cybersecurity, but what exactly does it mean and why should organizations care? As cloud migration, BYOD adoption, and remote work have skyrocketed in prevalence, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations need to think differently about security. While legacy tools like firewalls are no longer equipped to handle the modern IT ecosystem, SASE platforms like Bitglass are built for this exact moment. In this presentation, you will learn: 

    • The core components of a SASE platform like Bitglass.
    • The functionality you need to secure cloud, web, and remote access use cases.
    • Architectural considerations you should keep in mind when comparing SASE vendors
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    Panel Participants:

    Kevin Sheu
    Kevin Sheu

    Kevin Sheu

    Senior Vice President

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  • Lunch Break
  • Keynote: Cybersecurity “Protective Advance” 12:25 pm

    Cybersecurity “Protective Advance” -A Briefing from the US Secret Service

    While best known for their VIP protective mission, the US Secret Service has always been charged with the protection of our nation’s financial infrastructure. Moreover, the Secret Service’s world-wide network of Cyber Fraud Task Forces (CFTF) join together federal, state and local law enforcement, along with private sector partners and academia to combat cyber criminals across the globe. 

    A “protective advance” is the proactive and preventative work done by Secret Service teams in order to preserve the security of the people they protect.  In a related fashion, planning, practice, and exercises represent the good cyber hygiene that can prevent attacks. 

    SAIC Joseph Scargill, from the US Secret Service Minneapolis Field Office will share the details of his agency’s cyber strategy and the criticality of establishing trusted partnerships before an incident occurs. His talk will cover the authority, capabilities, and cyber strategy of the CFTF network and how the Secret Service strives to build partnerships at all levels and in all critical infrastructure sectors to ensure when a crisis does occur, the phone call to law enforcement will be met with a familiar voice.

    As a cybersecurity leader, you should have the Secret Service CFTF team’s number in your mobile phone. In this discussion, SAIC Scargill will talk about tabletop exercises, how to assure senior executives are bought-in on cyber strategy, and share useful resources from the Secret Service and other agencies that stand ready to support organizations in the region. 

    In this exclusive briefing for the Great Plains Virtual Cybersecurity Summit audience, he will share insights from recent case studies from across the region, and accentuate what it means to you as a cybersecurity leader.

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    Speaker:

    Joe Scargill
    Joe Scargill

    Joe Scargill

    Special Agent in Charge, Minneapolis Field Office - USSS

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  • Operational Technology (OT) & Industrial Control Systems (ICS): Cybersecurity Concerns 1:05 pm

    Since the Stuxnet worm was first discovered back in 2010, attacks related to SCADA systems have been of concern. While manufacturing and utility organizations tend to talk about them more, there are wide implications across the cybersecurity landscape that touch on ICS and OT systems of all kinds. 

    In this session we will talk about why these types of attacks represent a primary concern, and what state-of-the-art looks like in terms of building protections.

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  • Compliance & Automation in Cybersecurity 1:25 pm

    Managing compliance needs as a continuous, organizational process (as opposed to a reactive response), amid the ever-increasing myriad of industry regulations and legislation has become a full time job for most CISOs.  Automation – including artificial intelligence and machine learning will help, and are perhaps more critical than ever. As CRPA comes into play and brings the US closer to GDPR, there are also a number of touchpoints where the CDO and CISO interplay will be crucial over the coming months. 

    In this session, we will discuss the current issues with regard to compliance, monitoring, and reporting.  Policy decisions and regulations that have kept CISOs busy of late, and what we can expect more of in 2021 will also be addressed.

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  • Expert Panel Discussion: Protecting Users 2:00 pm

    Protecting Users - Identity, Endpoints and Access Management

    The 2000’s view of “perimeter” in terms of security conjures up an analogy about castles and moats… but today, the question is, where is the moat? As we turbo-charged Work From Home this year, and BYOD is just a way of life – have your Identity and Access Management practices kept-up?

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  • Managing the Insider Threat 2:25 pm

    An adversary who attacks an organization from within can prove fatal to the business and is generally impervious to conventional defenses.  Social science research has been used to explain why traditional methods fail against these trusted betrayers.  Every company must identify and utilize new management techniques, increase security, and revise workplace strategies for categorizing and defeating insider threats.

    There are key players in positions to either effectively support or undermine the insider threats.  Leadership style can make a difference in the way an institution recognizes and identifies these threats from rethinking background investigations to recognizing deception and using lawful disruption. Most importantly, organizations must circumvent these predators before they jeopardize the workplace and sabotage business operations.

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  • The Risk Management “Balance Sheet” 2:45 pm

    Managing risk has always been a part of the CISO responsibility set; however, the ways in which it is managed has no clear definition. With new ransomware threats, supply chain attacks, and third-party risk in the mix – perhaps a new way to budget risk is required.  Is there an effective way to have a “risk balance sheet” – a way in which the CISO could communicate risk to the rest of the C-suite in a consistent language they would understand?

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  • Expert Panel Discussion: Zero Trust 3:25 pm

    Will the Real Zero Trust Please Stand Up?

    Beyond the potential, beyond the hype, zero trust is a strategy that organizations of all sectors and sizes are employing today.  It is a complex concept that unifies many different facets of cybersecurity.  Even the most seasoned cybersecurity professionals can be overwhelmed when attempting to take on Zero Trust architectures.  As efforts now shift to the long-term strategic view of the ‘new normal’, organizations are questioning how they will ensure business resiliency in 2021 and act more quickly against new and evolving cyber threats.

    Our experts will discuss the various aspects of a zero trust approach including users, identity management, access, and network configuration concepts.

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  • AI & ML in Cybersecurity: Can we ‘Science the heck’ out of trouble? 3:50 pm

    We get it, Artificial Intelligence (AI) with particular focus on Machine Learning (ML) is one way to overcome advanced threats with particular attention to scale. That said, those terms are thrown at our executives to delight, amaze and confuse them. How do we really discern between them as tools in our kit versus ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’?

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  • Managing the Insider Threat 4:10 pm

    An adversary who attacks an organization from within can prove fatal to the business and is generally impervious to conventional defenses.  Social science research has been used to explain why traditional methods fail against these trusted betrayers.  Every company must identify and utilize new management techniques, increase security, and revise workplace strategies for categorizing and defeating insider threats.

    There are key players in positions to either effectively support or undermine the insider threats.  Leadership style can make a difference in the way an institution recognizes and identifies these threats from rethinking background investigations to recognizing deception and using lawful disruption. Most importantly, organizations must circumvent these predators before they jeopardize the workplace and sabotage business operations.

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  • CISO Panel 4:30 pm

     

    Submit your bio for consideration to participate on our CISO Panel

    to [email protected] or fill out our Call for Speakers form here.

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    Panel Participants:

    Norman Kromberg
    Norman Kromberg

    Norman Kromberg

    Vice President Information Security/CISO - SouthernCarlson, a Kyocera Company

    Jonathan Kimmitt
    Jonathan Kimmitt

    Jonathan Kimmitt

    CISO - University of Tulsa

    Bill Pulte
    Bill Pulte

    Bill Pulte

    CIO - Educational Service Unit 3

    Steven Ramirez
    Steven Ramirez

    Steven Ramirez

    CISO - UoFL Health

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  • Summit Final Closing Session
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