Data Connectors is proud to host the Cybersecurity Strategies Conference.
CHECK-IN AND OPENING INTRODUCTIONS8:15 am - 8:45 am
Session One8:45 am - 9:15 am
Transforming Security Operations with Robotic Decision Automation
Overwhelming amounts of incoming data and ever-changing environments keep businesses and IT struggling to keep pace. RDA solves this problem by automating deep analytical reasoning across large data sets. With RDA data can be analyzed in a fraction of the time and fact-based, sound decisions can be made in real-time at enterprise scale. The Result: Teams become more effective with faster, more accurate decisions that lead to quicker, more informed responses.
Mike is a Sales Engineer at Respond Software. He is focused on helping organizations of all sizes drive efficiencies across their security operations teams. Prior to Respond Software, Mike sold, architected, and deployed SIEM solutions across the globe for McAfee, NitroSecurity and LogMatrix. While at LogMatrix (aka OpenService) he helped to develop their risk-based correlation engine and helped the company pivot from systems management to SIEM. He has a B.S. in Computer Science, served in the United States Air Force, and has 25+ years experience in communications, networking, and security. He was once a firm believer in the power of correlation but has seen the light and is working to atone for the sins of his past
Session Two9:15 am - 9:45 am
The Bots are coming!
Actually, they are here. They now represent over 50 percent of internet traffic. But not all bots are bad. There are many good bots, such as chat bots and search engine bots, that we rely on in our day-to-day digital lives. You do need to know the difference and take control of your bot traffic—they cannot be ignored and you cannot just block them all. In this presentation, we will look at the growth of bots, good bots versus bad bots, what to look for in a bot mitigation solution and a few use cases.
Break9:45 am - 10:15 am
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Three10:15 am - 10:45 am
AV, EDR, NGAV…What’s Next in Endpoint Protection?
Antivirus has been around since the 1980s. How did it evolve in the past decade? What about hot, machine learning powered Next Generation Antivirus products promoted by well-funded startups? Or should we assume compromise and focus on the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) instead? What are the pros and cons of these approaches and where is endpoint security going next?
This interactive presentation will discuss the reasons behind the vulnerable state of endpoint security and include a demo of the infamous Rubber Ducky that remains practically unstoppable by today’s endpoint protection products.
You will leave this presentation with the following knowledge:
-Understand the current state of endpoint security and latest attacks
-Explore available endpoint protection tools, including Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
-Learn about benefits and shortcomings of modern endpoint protection tools and approaches
-See an advanced file-less attack in action
-Learn the latest best practices and approaches that promise to reduce threat surface and minimize breaches
Rene Kolga, CISSP, has over 15 years of cybersecurity experience in the areas of endpoint protection, insider threat, encryption and vulnerability management. He worked for both Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups, including Symantec, Citrix, Altiris, ThinAir and Nyotron. Rene earned his Computer Science degree from Tallinn University of Technology. He frequently speaks on security topics at industry conferences like Black Hat, InfoSecurity and (ISC)2 Security Congress.
Session Four10:45 am - 11:15 am
One Platform for IT Resilience — simple, scalable, and always available.
Successful businesses are embracing digital transformation – harnessing the power of technology to drive efficiencies, create new experiences, and ultimately beat the competition. These business leaders are relying on their IT organizations to make it happen. Challenged to maximize IT resources and faced with the complexity of protecting the business while modernizing and transforming, IT leaders are shifting to an IT resilience strategy. IT resilience is the ability to seamlessly adapt to new technology and drive IT transformation, while mitigating the risks of downtime, ensuring an always-on business and the best customer experience.
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto combines disaster recovery, backup and cloud mobility in a simple, converged platform. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.
Lunch11:15 am - 11:45 am
Break / Vendor Booth Time / Lunch
Session Five11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, Nexum® takes a comprehensive approach to security. Nexum approaches business with one simple statement: “Do what’s right for the customer and success will follow.”
Nexum helps you mitigate risks, protect your data, increase business continuity and meet your unique business objectives by:
Detecting and preventing network threats, intrusions and disruptions
Equipping you with the information, tools, training and resources you need to effectively manage IT risk
Nexum, Latin for an arrangement by which one pledged one’s very liberty as security, Nexum is committed to ensuring your security. At Nexum, We Mean Security®.
Break12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Keynote Session12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Supervisory Special Agent Marcus JoachimFBI
Critical Relationships: A look at the FBI’s Public/Private Partnerships
Marcus Joachim is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the FBI’s Chicago Field Office. SSA Joachim supervises a National Security Counterintelligence/Cyber Squad.
SSA Joachim entered the FBI in 2008 as an Honors Intern and became a Special Agent in 2009. Following graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Division where he investigated mishandling of classified information, theft of trade secrets and espionage. SSA Joachim subsequently served in the Director’s Office and Counterintelligence Divisions at FBI Headquarters. While at FBI Headquarters, SSA Joachim worked closely across all levels of government and with the private sector to facilitate collaboration, information sharing and to reduce the risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
SSA Joachim is also certified as an FBI negotiator. SSA Joachim graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Communications and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law.
Session Seven1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win. Learn more at infosecinstitute.com.
Break2:00 am - 2:15 pm
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Eight2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Segmentation Made Simple
For all your ‘things’ on the ground, on the move, or in the cloud. This presentation is a deep dive into the fundamental flaws of TCP/IP as it applies to our modern world of complex cloud and IoT device networks. It outlines how Host Identity Protocol (HIP) solves for systems that weren’t designed for the state of networking today.
Rob is the Regional Sales Director for the Great Lakes region for Tempered Networks where he helps enterprise organizations address complex networking projects in the new era of connectivity for environments such as Industrial IoT, M2M, multi-cloud, etc. Prior to Tempered Networks, Rob spent 16 years at F5 Networks where he was instrumental in the company’s successful IPO as one of their original Solutions Engineers. Rob transitioned to Territory Account Manager in 2004, and was a top performer in helping his enterprise customers meet their vital application delivery goals. Before F5, Rob ran the AIX and Networking practice for a large IBM reseller in Houston Texas. Rob attended school at Western Michigan University and resides outside of Detroit, Michigan.
Break2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Nine3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Compromised User and Host Detection Using Behavioral Analytics
Studies show that over 80% of advanced attacks are attributed to external actors. Once these cyber criminals capture credentials that provide access to corporate networks, they are virtually undetectable by traditional defenses. During this session, we will discuss a variety of attacks utilizing compromised credentials and the benefits of utilizing behavioral analytics, machine learning and network data to identify and stop these attacks.
Cliff is a 20+ year engineering and sales veteran helping customers build business driven network and security solutions. He leads Aruba’s security sales in the North Central US and prior to Aruba managed top customers at ForeScout, Riverbed, IBM, Oracle, and McAfee, and Network General.
Session Ten3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PacketViper is deception technology which solves important cybersecurity problems for our clients and produces practical, real-world results, including dynamic network defense, relief of security related operational costs and burdens, and 3rd party risk monitoring with policy enforcement. PacketViper produces relevant intelligence that is automatically applied and supports real-time policy enforcement. Our customers are in both the public and private sectors and cover multiple industries.
Session Eleven4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Protecting Your Digital Supply Chain
The Zero Trust Imperative of Third-Party Risk
It’s been estimated that more than 60% of the most severe breaches in recent years were a result of compromised third party suppliers, customers, and partners. The overwhelming need to share critical business information across the extended enterprise combined with a complete lack of control over third party security creates a fragmented and exponentially expanding threat surface that permeates the digital supply chain of every industry. In 2019, there is no such thing as a trusted third party. How do you protect your business, when you don’t know who you can trust?
CISO PANEL4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Secrets of Superstar CISO Success
CISOs aren’t born, they’re made. And tested. Constantly. With obligations like protecting employees and digital assets from data breaches, and demonstrating compliance with a daunting number of internal policies and industry regulations, CISOs have a lot on their plate. So, what’s the secret to CISO success? Similarly, what differentiates a strategic CISO from a tactical CISO?
This panel, “Secrets of Superstar CISO Success,” will seek to answer these questions with perspectives on:
- How to prepare today for the threats of tomorrow
- Charting a security strategy that protects and supports the business
- How to earn a seat at the executive table
- What you know now that you wish you knew then
We hope you’ll join us for this informative and enlightening panel.
Richard RushingChief Information Security OfficerMotorola Mobility
Alan LevineChief Information Security Officer, RetiredAlcoa
Carla WheelerChief Information Officer and Chief Information Security OfficerHeartland Alliance
Craig YoungbergDirector of Information SecurityChicago Public Schools
8:15 am - 5:00 pm505 N. Michigan AvenueChicago, IL 60611(312) 944-4100