It's been one of the byproducts of 2020's accelerated digital transformation: IT teams are migrating greater numbers of critical applications to the public cloud to gain the obvious business benefits of scalability, availability and agility.
But what's not always so obvious: The cloud security strategies and tools ...
It's a given that current economic conditions will result in - at best - "conservative" cybersecurity budgets in 2021. And yet it's also fact that cybersecurity is one of the most important business/government functions, and security leaders are in unique positions to influence policy and spending. How can they best ...
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have their eyes and hands on election cybersecurity, but who's paying attention to securing the actual campaigns? This is the purview of the newly-chartered U.S. CyberDome. In this exclusive session, U.S. CyberDome Executive Director, Brigadier Gen. Francis X. Taylor (Ret.), ...
The federal government has an entire agency dedicated to homeland security, but who is paying attention to the new, wide-open frontier - the home office? In this Q&A session, Jeff Greene of NIST talks about how to secure the work-from-home environment, including:
How NIST approached remote deployment
This brief will cover the latest trends and developments of financially motivated ransomware attacks. We will discuss the latest intelligence observations pertaining to how threat actors deploy ransomware against various industry targets, as well as the latest developments in how the sophistication of ransomware ...
Organizations have been building towards a remote workforce for many years but Covid-19 was the single, most compelling event that propelled it forward at lightning speed, creating a myriad of security challenges and risks. Securing a remote workforce has never been more essential for today's organizations. Workers ...
Preceding the outbreak of COVID-19 was a trend across industries to transform the traditional IT stack into a new form of computing, one that was focused on enabling agility and innovation while also delivering cost reduction. This shift sought to leverage public cloud and cloud-like development methods as well as ...
Five years ago, Jeff Dant made a career move from the U.S. Secret Service to join a major global banking institution, where he rose to lead its newly-formed Fusion Center. Today, he plies his skills at BMO Financial Group, where he's dealing not only with ever more persistent fraudsters ... but the impacts of the ...
Data is the lifeblood of modern organizations - and modern security operations. Today's SecOps teams must be more data-driven, leveraging automation, machine learning and other tools to quickly identify threats and reduce response times, while freeing up critical engineering and analyst resources. Splunk CISO Yassir ...
Digital technologies have revolutionized how operators and users interact with the U.S. payments system as new products emerge, back-end operations change and user experiences are enhanced. However, alongside these innovations come unforeseen payments security threats. As the dark web fills with stolen personal ...
The lack of an accepted and consistent manner for categorizing payment fraud losses has created industry-wide challenges with collecting fraud data, identifying trends and mitigating risks in a timely manner. In 2019, the Federal Reserve convened industry stakeholders from across the payments ecosystem to create the ...
The cyber threat & fraud landscape is ever-changing, and the attackers are upping the game with more sophisticated and advanced attacks on the organizations. Our panel of cybersecurity industry leaders will cover how to detect, mitigate and navigate through the emerging risks.
With changing customer behaviours, fraudsters are quick to find the loop holes in your strategies and systems. How do we tune product development and innovation to effectively stay ahead of the frauders? Learn from different experiences across companies and customers. Discover simple strategies to scale your fraud ...
In today's digital world, fighting fraud requires more than just layers of security in the consumer journey. It requires an insights-based approach of interdependent technologies to secure the online experience, before, during, and after the transaction. While it is typical for organizations to have fraud and risk ...
With unprecedented levels of remote working, organizations have had to respond quickly and prioritize IT and security requirements in a rapidly changing environment. In these uncertain times, organizations will need to be prepared for a variety of challenges to ensure secure operations. Organizations will need to ...
Special Counsel, Cyber/Data/Privacy Practice Group, Cooley LLP
A former NSA crypto-engineer, Sabett brings to Cooley LLP his extensive experience in data security, privacy, licensing and IP. Sabett has managed numerous data breach responses involving major retailers, financial and healthcare organizations, and on-line service providers. He served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and has been recognized as a leader in privacy and data security in the 2007-2014 editions of Chambers USA. Sabett is a member of the board for the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute and the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA. He also is a frequent lecturer and author, and has appeared on or been quoted by a variety of national media sources.
Cameron Smith is a Director of Product Management at Gigamon, responsible for the cloud and virtualization portfolio. He is also co-chair of the Security as a Service working group at the Cloud Security Alliance. Beginning with his first product management role in network security over 20 years ago, he has been working on Cloud, Security, or both ever since. Cameron is a graduate of Yale University.
Anderson is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of establishing collaborative teams and state-of-the-art programs for both private and public organizations. His inspirational leadership, technological depth and emotional intelligence help him to drive business objectives, while building alliances. Michael is admired for his analytical acumen, attention to detail and for being an excellent listener. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Anderson provides security advisory services and security practitioner mentoring for students and professionals across North Texas. Leaders and friends characterize him as confident, results-oriented, congenial and patient; able to make difficult concepts easy to understand.
Currently, as the CISO for Dallas County; the eighth largest County in the United States, he oversees the Information Technology (IT) security program for approximately 6800 County employees and the electronic records for over 2.6 million residents. Using NIST 800-53 and 800-30, Michael is currently in the process of building an IT security practice for Dallas County that will become an exemplar for other Counties. While serving as the Head of Enterprise Security at BenefitMall, he transformed people, processes and technology converting a young security program to one of praise as stated by EY and other AICPA auditors.
Michael earned an MS in Information Systems and Management from Capella University. He served in the Army for 10 years and brings 20+ years of strategic and tactical expertise within the security, infrastructure, application development and business intelligence disciplines. Michael has active memberships with ISC2, MS-ISAC, GMIS, Evanta, ElevateIT, FutureCon and InfraGard where he enjoys sharing his experiences through various speaking engagements.
Chuck Brooks a globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for Cybersecurity. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of "The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn." He was named by Thompson Reuters as a "Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance," and by IFSEC as the "#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer." He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for "The Network" at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and a Contributor to FORBES. He has also been featured author in technology and cybersecurity blogs by IBM, AT&T, Cylance, and many others.
In government, Chuck has received two senior Presidential appointments. Under President George W. Bush Chuck was appointed to The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America under President Reagan. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. In local government he also worked as an Auxiliary Police officer for Arlington, Virginia.
In industry, Chuck has served in senior executive roles for General Dynamics as the Principal Market Growth Strategist for Cyber Systems, at Xerox as Vice President & Client Executive for Homeland Security, for Rapiscan and Vice President of R & D, for SRA as Vice President of Government Relations, and for Sutherland as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations.
In academia, Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University's Applied Intelligence Program and graduate Cybersecurity Programs where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate course on homeland security for two years. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
In media, Chuck is the featured Homeland Security contributor for Federal Times, featured cybersecurity contributor for High Performance Counsel on cybersecurity, and an advisor and contributor to Cognitive World, a leading publication on artificial intelligence. He has also appeared in Forbes and Huffington Post and has published more than 180 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. He has 59,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security.
Jim Richberg's role as a Fortinet CISO leverages his 30+ years' experience leading and driving innovation in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and cyber strategy & policy for the US Government and international partners.
Prior to joining Fortinet, he served as the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, the senior Federal Executive focused on cyber intelligence within the $80B+/100,000 employee US Intelligence Community (IC). He led creation and implementation of cyber strategy for the 17 departments and agencies of the IC, set integrated priorities on cyber threat, and served as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues. He brings a broad enterprise-level approach to cybersecurity honed as a member of the Executive team which created and oversaw implementation of the multi-billion dollar whole-of-government Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) that generated new Government cyber capability and enhanced cybersecurity in the private sector and critical infrastructure.
Mr. Richberg's broad operational experience -including his 20 years at CIA-- gives him practical insight into difficult cyber problems ranging from advanced threat capabilities to supply chain integrity and election security. He has extensive experience engaging with audiences ranging from Heads of State and CEO's to analysts and IT staff. He brings a strong focus on strategic problem solving (identify and solve the key problem vs. the most visible one) and on framing complex problems in comprehensible terms that facilitate analysis and formulation of solutions.
Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (Ret.) currently serves as President and CEO of FXTaylor Associates, LLC in Washington DC. After he retired from active duty, General Taylor was nominated and confirmed as US Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism (2001 to 2002) and Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions (2002 to 2005). On leaving government, he became VP and Chief Security Officer for the General Electric Company managing security operations and crisis management globally until accepting the nomination as Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for Department of Homeland Security in April 2014. In this role, he was charged with providing the Secretary, DHS senior leadership, the DHS components, state/local, tribal and private sector partners with the homeland security intelligence and information required to keep the country safe, secure and resilient. Mr. Taylor was also a member of the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2006 to 2010. .
Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST
Greene is the Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NCCoE is a collaborative hub where industry, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to identify pressing cybersecurity issues and to develop practical cybersecurity solutions to address them. Prior to joining NIST, Jeff was the Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy at Symantec, and served as an appointed member of NIST's Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board from 2015 to 2020. He was also a special government employee at NIST supporting the President's 2016 Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Before Symantec Jeff worked on both the House and Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Vice President of Security Solutions, Check Point Software Technologies
Avi Rembaum currently serves as Vice President of Security Solutions for Check Point. In this role, he is responsible for the company's solution center, incident response team, strategic alliance program and security architecture function. Previously, Rembaum was responsible for the company's business relationships with the Tier-1 Telcos in North America. Rembaum first began working in the information and network security industry in 1997, when he joined RADGUARD's marketing team. He also held product management positions at RedCreek and SonicWALL and practice manager roles at RedCreek and Getronics, now CompuCom.
Jeff Dant currently serves as the Managing Director, Fraud Operations and Intelligence - Financial Crimes Unit at BMO Financial Group. Previously, he was the Director of Citi Global Consumer Bank's Fraud Fusion Center. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of the Fusion Center in the support of Fraud and Financial Crime management. Prior to this role, Dant served as the Digital Forensics Program Manager for Citi Security and Investigative Services Cyber Investigations group.
Before joining Citi, Dant served 12 years with the United States Secret Service in a variety of roles. He began his Secret Service career as a Uniformed Officer at the White House, and later carried several other roles including Special Agent in Washington Field Office, Newark Field Office, and Presidential Protection Division - Transportation Section. He specialized in financial crime investigations, specifically electronic crimes leveraged by Organized Eastern European Criminal Groups, leveraging intelligence and digital forensics in successful prosecutions, including the capture and suppression of the most prolific ATM skimming organization in the United States. Dant served as a Liaison officer to Europol's European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), continuing the targeting of international financial crime rings.
Andrés Rapela currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Secure Payments for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the strategy for improving security and resiliency of the U.S. payments system. This work entails collaboration with payments professionals across the financial system, and with interested stakeholders in various related industries. Rapela brings over 25 years of experience in financial services, information technology, and risk management to the Secure Payments initiative. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a vice president at Fidelity Institutional, where for eight years he led the brokerage platform technology risk management function. While at Fidelity, Rapela held several other senior leadership positions in technology, risk management, and compliance across multiple business lines.
Rocco Grillo currently serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations Global Cyber Risk Services practice. He focuses on leading multi disciplinary teams who provide cyber risk and
incident response services to clients globally. He has been a trusted partner of multiple government agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, where his cyber expertise was instrumental in investigating and resolving a variety of cyber based crimes. Grillo's experience and understanding of commercial sector challenges and national security objectives have influenced the development of national policy in cybersecurity, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Prior to joining A&M, he held leadership positions at professional services organizations including Stroz Friedberg/Aon Cyber Solutions, where he served as the Global Leader of the firm's Cybersecurity Services. Prior to Aon Cyber Solutions, Grillo was a founding member of Protiviti Inc's Cybersecurity Practice where he led the development of the firm's Global Incident Response and Forensics Investigations Practice. He also assisted with the development of RedSiren Technologies, one of the first managed security services firm that evolved out of Carnegie Mellon. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Lucent Technologies and Bell companies. He is an affiliate board advisor for the Retail & Hospitality ISAC and has assisted with other thought leadership initiatives for the FS-ISAC; and assists in creating its annual Compromise Against Payments Systems (CAPS), the simulated industry cyberattack exercise.. He has served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY Metro ISSA Chapter, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i 4) International Information Integrity Institute Research Steering Committee.
Harshad is the Emailage Vice President of Product. A technologist at heart with a degree in Computer Science Engineering, Harshad brings over 10 years of experience in analytics and product management. He has led global teams of product and technology talent to build data-driven products. Prior to joining the Emailage team, Harshad was at American Express at the forefront of building real-time scalable solutions focused on preventing fraud losses across different business units. Striving to continually improve our products, Harshad's expertise allows him to deliver cutting edge features personalized for each customer by leveraging the power of machine learning.
Tarun is Deputy CISO at Fortinet. She is focused on enterprise security, compliance and governance, and product security. She is also a contributor to the book, The Digital Big Bang. Renee joined Fortinet as the Vice President, Information Security in early 2017. Immediately prior to joining Fortinet, she served as Special Assistant to the Director, National Security Agency (NSA), for Cyber and Director of NSA's Cyber Task Force, in which she advanced NSA's execution of its cybersecurity and cyber-related missions by acquiring, investing, and overseeing resources; defining and integrating mission capabilities; and shaping agency strategy and national level policy.
As the Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Information Assurance Directorate at NSA, her focus areas included strategy, planning, integration, and relationship management, in cybersecurity and related disciplines across NSA and the Department of Defense (DoD).
Renee also served as Senior Cyber Strategist in a joint DoD-DHS organization which orchestrated joint efforts in operational planning, policy, and strategy, for cyber issues across the US Government.
She was the Portfolio Lead for the Protect Data and Networks and Operational Resiliency Portfolios for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance. Previous assignments include computer scientist, information technologist, and a variety of policy, programs, and resource jobs.
Renee is also a board member for the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering, creating synergy between the school and the professional community by addressing workforce development demands, industry expectations, and employment trends.