Data Connectors is proud to host the Cybersecurity Strategies Conference.
CHECK-IN AND OPENING INTRODUCTIONS8:00 am - 8:30 am
Session One8:30 am - 9:15 am
About Security Management Partners
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Waltham, MA, Security Management Partners is a full-service IT assurance firm. We specialize in information security audits, assessments and regulatory compliance consulting for the corporate, healthcare, biopharma, and financial industries. As proven independent counsel to large global enterprises as well as small- to mid-sized businesses, SMP identifies threats and vulnerabilities, quantifies risks and provides remediation strategies for your information assets.
Our highly skilled IT security specialists maintain a singular focus to identify, test and provide concrete solutions that eliminate external and internal information security risks, while working in partnership with you to navigate today’s evolving regulatory compliance rules. SMP is 100% vendor-neutral, which means we do not push integration or managed services, sell hardware or software or act as resellers, which ensures complete objectivity in your IT security engagement.
Let us show you why hundreds of businesses have selected SMP as their cybersecurity provider of choice. We look forward to learning how we can help your organization advance its IT security, policies, practices and processes.
Session Two9:15 am - 9:45 am
About Respond Software
Respond Software delivers instant ROI to organizations in their battle against cyber crime. With its patent-pending intelligent decision engine, PGO, Respond Software’s product uniquely combines the best of human expert judgement with the scale, thoroughness, and consistency of software. This quick-to-implement, cyber-security decision automation software delivers the equivalent of a virtual, best-of-breed analyst team that dramatically increases capacity and improves monitoring and triage capabilities at a fraction of the cost.
Respond Software was founded in 2016 by security and software industry veterans.
Break9:45 am - 10:15 am
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Three10:15 am - 10:45 am
Ransomware And How It Evades Your Defenses
Ransomware has long been a menace for organizations and consumers. Global damage cost estimates reach about 10 billion USD per year. After all these years, why does ransomware continue to be so good at being so bad?
In this talk we will review security industry’s history of largely ineffective responses to ransomware, including common ransomware detection methods with their pros and cons. You will see how ransomware developers use simple techniques to bypass each of those methods. This session will also highlight some of the latest attacks including Norsk Hydro and ransomware pretending to donate your Bitcoins to children charity.
After examining the bad, we will provide you with a no-nonsense defense strategy for hardening your defenses against ransomware.
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, BSides, InfoSecurity and (ISC)2 Security Congress.
Session Four10:45 am - 11:15 am
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®.
Keynote Lunch11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Using DHS Resources to Build a Resilient Cyber Landscape
Resilience is the ability to remain viable and sustainable during times of stress. Identification of organizational resilience are expressed in protection and sustainment requirements. The Department of Homeland Security will describe their cybersecurity resources used to support organizations in identifying, defining, and measuring resiliency capabilities.
Break12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Session Five12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
A Practical (low cost) Approach to Securing East-West Traffic & Critical Data
Despite best efforts organizations continue to struggle detecting and stopping attacks that lead to costly exposures of critical data.
Why is this? One reason is that organizations typically do not have a simple means to provide visibility to threat as they move East-West across their network. Leaving them blind to up to 80% of their threat surface.
Come learn how to leverage simple techniques to make your existing threat detection and investigation processes much more effective.
Learn also how to add layers of defense to protect your most critical assets.
Session Six1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Human Deception Problem: Understanding and Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks
The most successful method of cyber-attacks continues to be phishing. These attacks cost organizations millions of dollars each year and things are just getting worse. As these attacks intensify and become more refined, technology is failing to keep up and your users will continue to fall prey. To effectively defend yourself against this, you have to understand how the attacks work, including the psychological triggers and tricks the attackers are using. This session will explore the different levers that social engineers and scam artists pull to make your users more likely to do their bidding.
Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as he provides fun and engaging examples of mental manipulation in everyday life: from the tactics used by common criminals, to sophisticated social engineering and online scams. Additionally, he’ll look at how you can ethically use the very same levers when educating your users.
- The Perception vs. Reality Dilemma
- Understanding the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop
- How social engineers and scam artists achieve their goals by subverting critical thinking steps
- How you can defend your organization and create your human firewall
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army’s 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in Information Security.
Break1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Seven1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
About Array Networks
Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for hosting virtual networking and security functions with guaranteed performance.
Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading enterprises and service providers for next-generation technology that takes the guesswork out of NFV deployment and delivers agility at scale.
Session Eight2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Your Last Line of Defense: A Guide to Disaster-proof Data Backup and Restore
While the importance of data backup is well established, the backup plans most companies use are decades old. The explosion of data in last 20 years has been matched by ever increasing storage capacity, a combination that creates one huge problem: how do you restore this ocean of data quickly when disaster strikes? In this session you’ll learn the techniques and technologies that will get your business back up and running quickly in an emergency while maintaining your long-term archives.
Morten Westerberg is the CEO and founder of Nordic Backup with branches in Denmark, Norway and the United States. Morten, who has dual Danish and US citizenship, began his professional career working with Managed IT Services and Business Continuity Planning in the late 90’s, which lead him to found Nordic Backup in Denmark in 2003, Norway in 2006, and the United States in 2009.
With over 20 years of experience in Business Continuity and data backup methods, Morten is an expert in cloud backup with a customer-centric focus on service and business recovery. His motto is, “Anyone can do a backup, but few know how to restore.”
Break2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Break / Vendor Booth Time
Session Nine3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
We are a team of cybersecurity professionals changing how companies protect themselves from today’s—and tomorrow’s—phishing threats. Our mission: to protect organizations from the growing number of phishing attacks occurring outside of email throughout the Web.
Founded by Atif Mushtaq, lead architect of FireEye’s core malware detection technology, we are focused on the biggest vulnerability in cybersecurity: human fallibility. While OS emulation (sandboxing) addressed the .exe malware problem, SlashNext has pioneered the concept of Session Emulation to solve the HTML Attack problem presented by Web-based phishing.
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