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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    7:00 am
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    7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    8:00 am
    Executive Advisory Council Breakfast – (VIP / INVITE ONLY)
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    8:00 am - 9:15 am
    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 1 – Big Data and IoT: Wonderful, Terrible, Inevitable
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    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Big Data and the Internet of Things are revolutionizing virtually every industry. We’re told of pinpoint accurate medical records and diagnostics, all-encompassing analytics, mastery of industrial processes, effortless control of our static and moving environments and complete connectivity and communication with anything and everything we might ever imagine being useful. Wonderful!

    But SecureWorld attendees and others who’ve been in IT Security for any appreciable time have an internal red flag that goes up upon hearing “It’s gonna be great!” Then those euphoria-deflating security questions start multiplying and running through our somewhat addled brains. Where is all this Big Data coming from? Where will it reside? Who controls it? Who grants access? On what basis? How do we know it’s accurate, relevant? Is it complete enough for life and death medical decisions? What about analytics system administration; data monitoring and correction procedures; incompatible security architectures? Oh yeah, and privacy?

    What kind of security is built into all these Internet-connected devices? How easy is it to control access? Is the data they trade and store encrypted? Who’s liable if they fail or give erroneous signals?

    Big Data and IoT are neither fads nor merely trends, they constitute a revolution. There’s no going back. Join us as we look from a security perspective at both the bright and dark sides.

    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 1 – How To Build And Maintain A Game-Changing Security Awareness Program That Measures Success
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    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Every organization seeks a security-aware culture, but how can you build an effective information security awareness program that addresses compliance and changes employee behavior for the better? People are the greatest asset and the weakest link in securing intellectual property and protecting sensitive data within every enterprise; therefore, a well-organized security awareness program is essential.

    You will learn how an effective program that offers lasting solutions requires the right mix of skills, knowledge, executive support and resources. This hands-on workshop will teach you what you need to know to implement just such a program. Offering award-winning case studies, interactive discussions and group participation in exercises, this SecureWorld Plus-session will enable you to hit the ground running with a customized plan that meets your organization’s needs when you head back to the office.

    Dan Lohrmann offers an interactive, engaging style that is both fun and informative. The 4.5-hour workshop covers these essential topics:

    Part 1: Information Security Awareness Fundamentals and War Stories
    What important building blocks, resources and communication strategies are essential to successfully implement your program? How can you reduce the risk of a data breach or other unwanted outcomes using a comprehensive approach to information security awareness? What best practices and examples have succeeded that can be emulated?

    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 1 - Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
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    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    This course provides a detailed plan for designing and building a Cybersecurity Program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the 20 Critical Controls

    Lesson 1: Creating the Model (based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
    A general review of today’s cyber-threat landscape, key business, technical, regulatory, workforce challenges, the overall risk environment, controls framework (NIST Cybersecurity Framework), controls standards and a recommended approach for designing and building a program based on a repeatable / open program concept (The Controls Factory Model).

    Lesson 2: Designing the Program (based on the 20 Critical Controls)
    A detailed review of the safeguards that organizations should use to mitigate advanced threats and protect their critical assets including an in depth analysis of the 20 critical controls. Each control will be discussed in detail including the control objective, control approach, consequences of not implementing the control, control system analysis (how the control works), control detailed design, control monitoring and testing requirements.

    Lesson 3: Building the Solution (based on Design, Build, Run and Test Guides)
    Technical solutions that can be used to protect a particular family of assets (endpoints, servers, networks, applications). Each technical solution will include a mapping to the critical controls and NIST Framework (design guide), a step by step approach for implementation (build guide), a set of operational capabilities for continuous monitoring and management (run guide) and a set of use cases that ensure that the controls are continually applied to the asset families (test guide).

    8:30 am
    Trends in Cyber Security Education
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    The workforce shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals is acute and growing. But acquiring knowledge in cyber science that spans technology, law, ethics, psychology and more is an intellectual and organizational challenge. This talk discusses the educational choices of broad interdisciplinary vs. specialized programs, degrees vs. certificates, and face-to-face vs. online studies.

    8:30 am
    Encrypting the Human Mind
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    ESD Tech Analyst, Army Corp of Engineers - ACE-IT
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    The human mind is the weakest link in cyber space. We will show what to look for to be safe online.

    8:30 am
    Vendor Risk Management – Understanding and Managing 3rd Party Cyber Risk
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Now more than ever an effective Vendor Risk Management (VRM) Program should be a pillar of any Enterprise Risk Management strategy. The Cybersecurity risks that are inherent to your organization multiply exponentially whenever you introduce external vendors. In this session learn how to effectively audit, measure and continuously monitor your 3rd parties.

    8:30 am
    Shifting from “Incident” to “Continuous” Response
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    Security Architecture - Information Security, ISSA, ISACA, ISC2
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    The core of the next-generation security protection process will be continuous, pervasive monitoring and visibility that is constantly analyzed for indications of compromise. Security Monitoring will encompass as many layers of the IT stack as possible including network activity, endpoints, system interactions, application transactions and user activity
    My presentation will provide several security related scenarios where centralized security data analytics and adaptive security architecture are used to respond in a dynamic way to enable this next generation security protection. The design and benefit of joining the foundational elements of intelligence, context, and correlation with an adaptive architecture will be discussed. I will look behind the curtain of "marketecture" to the real and aspirational solutions for the SOC that will likely materialize as vendor products mature over the next few years.

    9:00 am
    Exhibit Floor Open
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    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    This is the time to visit exhibitors participating in Dash For Prizes & CyberHunt for your chance to win prizes!

    9:30 am
    OPENING KEYNOTE: The Internet of Threats - A Look at Macro Trends in Technology and the Ever Expanding Cyber Threat Landscape
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    FUD is back, can you pitch it correctly?
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    CISO, Cigna
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    9:30 am - 10:15 am
    10:15 am
    Conference Break / Exhibitor Product Demonstration
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    10:15 am - 11:15 am

    Reboot with coffee and infused water while visiting exhibitors on the exhibitor floor.

    11:00 am
    Advisory Council Round Table: Selling Security to the C-Suite (Proactively selling security to the Executive Team)
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    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11:15 am
    Mobile Cyber Targets
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Mobile devices currently come in a large variety of options and as technology progresses those options and cyber risks will potentially become more a reality. So how are devices and data on them targeted now and how can a cyber mobile attack affect you and your business.

    11:15 am
    Risk-Based Security
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Risk-based cybersecurity: a viable choice or an unreachable goal?
    In this presentation, the audience will see the evolution of the security perimeter of the enterprise with its new defense challenges such as vendor-managed equipment and IT function outsourcing, cloud offerings and compliance vs security. Then, the presentation will focus on risk-based solutions to meet those challenges.

    11:15 am
    Surviving the Siege: Medieval Lessons in Modern Security
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    Discover the 2017 SecureWorld Theme
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    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Warfare and the arts of intrusion have advanced considerably since the Middle Ages, but in many ways the principles of fortification we use today remain the same. The great castles of antiquity were ingeniously designed with multiple layers of physical security to protect their inhabitants from persistent, even advanced enemy threats. Their carefully planned and creative defensive measures provide rich metaphors, both positive and negative, for today’s cyber guardians. On the other hand, clever, daring, sometimes brilliant offensive strategies and tactics have historically breached battlements thought to be unassailable. Come join us as we examine lessons that can be applied to securing our own sophisticated digital fortresses.

    12:00 pm
    Advisory Council LUNCH Round Table - Public Cloud- Friend or Foe? (What is your Strategy?)
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    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    12:15 pm
    LUNCH KEYNOTE
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    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location / Room: Keynote Theater
    1:15 pm
    Panel: Hazards on the Horizon - Emerging Threats
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    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    Just as in the days of yore, you must have watch guards in the tower scanning the horizon for enemy banners. If you follow cyber threats, then you know that the landscape is constantly changing. From the bring your own device (BYOD) workplace to mobile-malware, social engineering, and everything in between, information security has transformed. In order stay ahead of the ever-changing threats, it is imperative to constantly improve and change security policies. Join industry experts as they discuss the importance of rolling with the changes, and how your company can stop the threat before it gets to the castle gate.

    1:15 pm
    Panel: Manage the Damage
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    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    Every week we learn about some business, government entity, bank, or healthcare entity in the news that has been hacked. Often times the intruders had been sitting collecting information for months before being discovered. Now more than ever it is crucial for organizations to develop, practice, and fine tune their incident response plans. When do you get law enforcement involved? What about the legal team or PR? Will your business recover? This panel discussion will tackle these issues as well as your questions on what you need to know after the hack.

    2:15 pm
    Conference Break / Exhibitor Product Demonstration
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    2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

    Reboot with coffee and infused water while visiting exhibitors on the exhibitor floor.

    3:00 pm
    Your First and Last Line of Defense!
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    Security Architect, Cimarex Energy Co.
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Easy to remember actions that they can implement in their environment today, use my presentation as a template to create your own Security Awareness. Educate attendees about their home / private cyber lives today. Security Awareness has become the number one action in many companies that pays the most dividends in your network, do you have one?

    3:00 pm
    Practical Application of the NIST CSF
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a valuable tool for mapping security posture and maturity in an organization. This presentation strives to take some of the confusion out of how to approach and apply the framework to an organization in an effective manner, including an expanded CSF worksheet template.

    3:00 pm
    Cryptography: What You Don't Know, and How it Can Hurt You
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    Computer Scientist, Chuck Easttom Consulting
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    There are gaps in most security professionals knowledge of cryptography, and these lead to significant security issues. This presentation is about filling those gaps.

    3:00 pm
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 2 – Big Data and IoT: Wonderful, Terrible, Inevitable
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    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education
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    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Big Data and the Internet of Things are revolutionizing virtually every industry. We’re told of pinpoint accurate medical records and diagnostics, all-encompassing analytics, mastery of industrial processes, effortless control of our static and moving environments and complete connectivity and communication with anything and everything we might ever imagine being useful. Wonderful!

    But SecureWorld attendees and others who’ve been in IT Security for any appreciable time have an internal red flag that goes up upon hearing “It’s gonna be great!” Then those euphoria-deflating security questions start multiplying and running through our somewhat addled brains. Where is all this Big Data coming from? Where will it reside? Who controls it? Who grants access? On what basis? How do we know it’s accurate, relevant? Is it complete enough for life and death medical decisions? What about analytics system administration; data monitoring and correction procedures; incompatible security architectures? Oh yeah, and privacy?

    What kind of security is built into all these Internet-connected devices? How easy is it to control access? Is the data they trade and store encrypted? Who’s liable if they fail or give erroneous signals?

    Big Data and IoT are neither fads nor merely trends, they constitute a revolution. There’s no going back. Join us as we look from a security perspective at both the bright and dark sides.

    3:00 pm
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 2 – How To Build And Maintain A Game-Changing Security Awareness Program That Measures Success
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    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor
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    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Every organization seeks a security-aware culture, but how can you build an effective information security awareness program that addresses compliance and changes employee behavior for the better? People are the greatest asset and the weakest link in securing intellectual property and protecting sensitive data within every enterprise; therefore, a well-organized security awareness program is essential.

    You will learn how an effective program that offers lasting solutions requires the right mix of skills, knowledge, executive support and resources. This hands-on workshop will teach you what you need to know to implement just such a program. Offering award-winning case studies, interactive discussions and group participation in exercises, this SecureWorld Plus-session will enable you to hit the ground running with a customized plan that meets your organization’s needs when you head back to the office.

    Dan Lohrmann offers an interactive, engaging style that is both fun and informative. The 4.5-hour workshop covers these essential topics:

    Part 1: Information Security Awareness Fundamentals and War Stories
    What important building blocks, resources and communication strategies are essential to successfully implement your program? How can you reduce the risk of a data breach or other unwanted outcomes using a comprehensive approach to information security awareness? What best practices and examples have succeeded that can be emulated?

    3:00 pm
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 2 - Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
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    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office
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    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    This course provides a detailed plan for designing and building a Cybersecurity Program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the 20 Critical Controls

    Lesson 1: Creating the Model (based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
    A general review of today’s cyber-threat landscape, key business, technical, regulatory, workforce challenges, the overall risk environment, controls framework (NIST Cybersecurity Framework), controls standards and a recommended approach for designing and building a program based on a repeatable / open program concept (The Controls Factory Model).

    Lesson 2: Designing the Program (based on the 20 Critical Controls)
    A detailed review of the safeguards that organizations should use to mitigate advanced threats and protect their critical assets including an in depth analysis of the 20 critical controls. Each control will be discussed in detail including the control objective, control approach, consequences of not implementing the control, control system analysis (how the control works), control detailed design, control monitoring and testing requirements.

    Lesson 3: Building the Solution (based on Design, Build, Run and Test Guides)
    Technical solutions that can be used to protect a particular family of assets (endpoints, servers, networks, applications). Each technical solution will include a mapping to the critical controls and NIST Framework (design guide), a step by step approach for implementation (build guide), a set of operational capabilities for continuous monitoring and management (run guide) and a set of use cases that ensure that the controls are continually applied to the asset families (test guide).

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    7:00 am
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    7:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location / Room: Registration Desk
    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 3 – Big Data and IoT: Wonderful, Terrible, Inevitable
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    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Big Data and the Internet of Things are revolutionizing virtually every industry. We’re told of pinpoint accurate medical records and diagnostics, all-encompassing analytics, mastery of industrial processes, effortless control of our static and moving environments and complete connectivity and communication with anything and everything we might ever imagine being useful. Wonderful!

    But SecureWorld attendees and others who’ve been in IT Security for any appreciable time have an internal red flag that goes up upon hearing “It’s gonna be great!” Then those euphoria-deflating security questions start multiplying and running through our somewhat addled brains. Where is all this Big Data coming from? Where will it reside? Who controls it? Who grants access? On what basis? How do we know it’s accurate, relevant? Is it complete enough for life and death medical decisions? What about analytics system administration; data monitoring and correction procedures; incompatible security architectures? Oh yeah, and privacy?

    What kind of security is built into all these Internet-connected devices? How easy is it to control access? Is the data they trade and store encrypted? Who’s liable if they fail or give erroneous signals?

    Big Data and IoT are neither fads nor merely trends, they constitute a revolution. There’s no going back. Join us as we look from a security perspective at both the bright and dark sides.

    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 3 – How To Build And Maintain A Game-Changing Security Awareness Program That Measures Success
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    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Every organization seeks a security-aware culture, but how can you build an effective information security awareness program that addresses compliance and changes employee behavior for the better? People are the greatest asset and the weakest link in securing intellectual property and protecting sensitive data within every enterprise; therefore, a well-organized security awareness program is essential.

    You will learn how an effective program that offers lasting solutions requires the right mix of skills, knowledge, executive support and resources. This hands-on workshop will teach you what you need to know to implement just such a program. Offering award-winning case studies, interactive discussions and group participation in exercises, this SecureWorld Plus-session will enable you to hit the ground running with a customized plan that meets your organization’s needs when you head back to the office.

    Dan Lohrmann offers an interactive, engaging style that is both fun and informative. The 4.5-hour workshop covers these essential topics:

    Part 1: Information Security Awareness Fundamentals and War Stories
    What important building blocks, resources and communication strategies are essential to successfully implement your program? How can you reduce the risk of a data breach or other unwanted outcomes using a comprehensive approach to information security awareness? What best practices and examples have succeeded that can be emulated?

    8:00 am
    SecureWorld PLUS Part 3 - Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
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    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office
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    8:00 am - 9:30 am

    This course provides a detailed plan for designing and building a Cybersecurity Program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the 20 Critical Controls

    Lesson 1: Creating the Model (based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework)
    A general review of today’s cyber-threat landscape, key business, technical, regulatory, workforce challenges, the overall risk environment, controls framework (NIST Cybersecurity Framework), controls standards and a recommended approach for designing and building a program based on a repeatable / open program concept (The Controls Factory Model).

    Lesson 2: Designing the Program (based on the 20 Critical Controls)
    A detailed review of the safeguards that organizations should use to mitigate advanced threats and protect their critical assets including an in depth analysis of the 20 critical controls. Each control will be discussed in detail including the control objective, control approach, consequences of not implementing the control, control system analysis (how the control works), control detailed design, control monitoring and testing requirements.

    Lesson 3: Building the Solution (based on Design, Build, Run and Test Guides)
    Technical solutions that can be used to protect a particular family of assets (endpoints, servers, networks, applications). Each technical solution will include a mapping to the critical controls and NIST Framework (design guide), a step by step approach for implementation (build guide), a set of operational capabilities for continuous monitoring and management (run guide) and a set of use cases that ensure that the controls are continually applied to the asset families (test guide).

    8:30 am
    IoT Threat Analysis
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    Gain a better understanding of the risks involved with IoT devices.
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    This session will review the current threat landscape, identify security concerns, provide examples and offer recommendations on securing the devices.

    8:30 am
    The World at Cyber War!
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    CTO, Welsh Harris Capital
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    We are blinded and handcuffed to the truth of our current cyber war and how it affects us every day. As long as we are constantly reacting to threats both personally and for our business, we are like the man brow sweating and running mad to keep all of his plates spinning in the air without dropping one.
    The only question you should ask yourself is…Not If, but when, you will prepare for your enemies? Where is your data?

    8:30 am
    A New Framework for Overcoming Common Security Challenges
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    This session will focus on challenges typically encountered in managing security operations teams like budget, talent management, and reducing noise. Often times, these challenges directly connect to tangible gaps in mission/vision/strategy. We will introduce a framework and approach for managing these challenges.

    8:30 am
    Data Breach Digest – Perspective is Reality
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    Digital Forensics Investigator , Verizon RISK Team
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    8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Data breaches are complex affairs. Response activities are proportionately complex involving various stakeholders with slightly different perspective. This presentation covers the 2017 "Data Breach Digest – Perspective is Reality"; a compendium of data breach scenarios told from different stakeholder points of view covering their decisions, actions and crucial lessons learned.

    9:00 am
    Exhibit Floor Open
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    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    This is the time to visit exhibitors participating in Dash For Prizes & CyberHunt for your chance to win prizes!

    9:30 am
    OPENING KEYNOTE:
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    9:30 am - 10:15 am
    10:15 am
    Conference Break / Exhibitor Product Demonstration
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    10:15 am - 11:15 am

    Reboot with coffee and infused water while visiting exhibitors on the exhibitor floor.

    11:00 am
    Advisory Council Round Table: Embracing & Securing IoT (What to do about Securing IoT Data)
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    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    11:15 am
    Gaining Better Visibility Into Risk – The Future of GRC
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    In this session we will be discussing the general achievements and failings that clients have experienced utilizing GRC platforms and processes, where the market is headed, and how integration of different data sources and risk correlation techniques are starting to be utilized to get a better picture of risk.

    11:15 am
    Data Breach Digest – Perspective is Reality
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Data breaches are complex affairs. Response activities are proportionately complex involving various stakeholders with slightly different perspectives. This presentation covers the 2017 "Data Breach Digest – Perspective is Reality"; a compendium of data breach scenarios told from different stakeholder points of view covering their decisions, actions and crucial lessons learned.

    11:15 am
    Protecting Intellectual Property: Especially Trade Secrets
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    Counsel with Elkins PLC, Elkins PLC
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    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

    A data breach can cost a company millions of dollars and irreparable harm to reputation. The key lies in developing an Information Security Plan that employs administrative, technical, and physical controls. Mr. Farwell will discuss what companies need to know to develop and implement their own Information Security Plans.

    12:00 pm
    Advisory Council LUNCH Round Table - Is Your Security Framework Up to Par? (Getting the most out of your Security Framework)
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    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    12:15 pm
    LUNCH KEYNOTE
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    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
    1:15 pm
    Panel: The Court Jester Has the Crown Jewels (Ransomware)
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    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    Way back in the day if you wanted to get someone to bend to your will you could just kidnap the princess or steal the Crown Jewels. Kingdoms would do just about anything to get these things back. It was probably a bit easier to grab the princess and leave a note with your demands. The exchange of coin for the princess was a risky maneuver but worth the reward if you escaped. Now it just takes one foolish click to become a victim of ransomware. Sadly, they are not easily caught when you make the trade with bitcoin. This panel will talk about the current schemes happening with ransomware and how you can try to keep the Crown Jewels safe.

    1:15 pm
    Panel: Close the Front Gate: Identify all Travelers - Locking Down the Endpoints
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    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

    One of the first lines of defense for a castle was the front gate or portcullis. When the need arose, they would simply close the gate and stop everyone from entering. Castle guards would stop each traveler and determine their identity and if they were a threat before letting them in. Sort of like today’s network access control and firewalls. Identity or the perception of one’s identity was all that mattered and a smart spy or thief would gain access to the castle with only minor delays. Our experts will discuss your options for defending your castle.

    2:15 pm
    Conference Break / Exhibitor Product Demonstration
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    2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

    Reboot with coffee and infused water while visiting exhibitors on the exhibitor floor.

    2:30 pm
    Dash for Prizes & CyberHunt
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    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    Be sure to have exhibitors scan your badge for a chance to win prizes. Past prizes have included Kindles, Bose headphones, gift cards, iPads, iPods and more! *Must be present to win

    3:00 pm
    Security and Medical Devices
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    Since, medical devices are critical to providing care and treatment, this talk will address three key issues: 1) identify specific threats to providers and medical devices, 2) present some practical, cost-effective mitigations, and 3) provide a strategy for the future.

    3:00 pm
    Keeping Information Security Simple
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    The greatest problems for Information Security are the pervasive fear, uncertainty and doubt many business leaders feel about the costs and benefits surrounding cyber security, leading many to ignore or underinvest in even the most basic risk assessment and mitigation that could save their businesses. But even a simple risk assessment can highlight and quantify enormous risks, which are sometimes easily and cheaply remedied. Frameworks and questionnaires for assessing risk are readily available and straightforward to apply. Opportunities for improvements will be highlighted with compelling examples.

    3:00 pm
    Cyber Threats – Are You Mitigating Your Most Vulnerable Risk?
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    Vice President, Information Security, Wells Fargo Bank
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    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

    The human factor - what are you doing to mitigate your most vulnerable cyber security risk?

Exhibitors
  • Arbor Networks
    Booth: TBD

    Arbor Networks is the leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks. Arbor Networks protects enterprises from distributed denial of service attacks and advanced malware using Arbor’s global network intelligence. Arbor's proven solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands.

  • Binary Defense Systems
    Booth: TBD

    BDS is a company that works with you to understand your environment, what you have and building defenses to combat what we face today and for the attacks of tomorrow. Technology is continuously changing, businesses change every day – in order to keep up with the changes, BDS has created an extensively flexible yet highly accurate way of detecting attackers. We are attackers, and we know the best ways in detecting how attackers breach your network. An added bonus with BDS – continual penetration tests are performed regularly to enhance and develop additional safeguards. We are here to defend, protect and secure your company.

  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
    Booth: TBD

    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.

  • Critical Start
    Booth: TBD

    Critical Start is a cybersecurity company with a holistic, customer-focused approach. We work with our customers to understand the impact of IT on their business and determine the associated risks. Using this risk profile, we can offer big-picture guidance on the strategies and controls that will enable them to effectively manage risk and improve security. Critical Start is 100% employee owned by a team of experts who are passionate about security, quality and service. For more information on what sets us apart, visit criticalstart.com.

  • Delta Risk
    Booth: TBD

    Delta Risk was founded in 2007 from a vision of strategic and operational effectiveness to assist private sector and government organizations in understanding their current cyber security posture and building advanced cyber defense and risk management capabilities. We are a global provider of strategic, operational, and advisory solutions, including managed security services and security consulting services. Delta Risk is a Chertoff Group company.

  • DirectDefense
    Booth: TBD

    Founded in 2011, DirectDefense offers security services that are unmatched within the industry. Our core strength is our deep experience in performing assessments for a wide array of networks, platforms, and applications. Our seasoned consultants are focused on providing world-class security services to our clients.

    Regardless of industry – financial, insurance, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, gaming, technology, or energy and utilities, our wealth of knowledge and experience can assist you in achieving your security testing and strategy goals.

  • EC-Council
    Booth: TBD

    International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as EC-Council, is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body. We operate in 140 countries globally and we are the owner and developer of the world-famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Testing (Practical) programs, among others. We are proud to have trained and certified over 140,000 information security professionals globally that have influenced the cyber security mindset of countless organizations worldwide.

  • InfraGard
    Booth: TBD

    InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of individuals, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.

    The FBI retained InfraGard as an FBI sponsored program, and will work with DHS in support of its CIP mission, facilitate InfraGard’s continuing role in CIP activities, and further develop InfraGard’s ability to support the FBI’s investigative mission, especially as it pertains to counterterrorism and cyber crimes.

  • ISACA
    Booth: TBD

    As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.

  • ISC2
    Booth: TBD

    (ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 123,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation - The Center for Cyber Safety and Education ™ Follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.

  • ISSA Fort Worth
    Booth: TBD

    The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members. Learn more at the ISSA, International website. The Fort Worth Chapter of ISSA brings all of the benefits of International membership, along with opportunities for experiencing great speakers, local networking, earning CPEs, job prospecting and more.

  • ISSA: North Texas
    Booth: TBD

    The Dallas/Fort Worth area has many large corporations, government organizations, and educational institutions. Our membership comes from the network and information systems professionals of these organizations and institutions, as well as vendors of security products. We seek to provide our members with access to information and resources to assist their employers in securing critical information resources. Our monthly luncheon meetings, conferences, and other resources are available to members and non-members alike to assist in educating security practitioners of all types.

  • Ixia
    Booth: TBD

    We provide testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen applications across physical and virtual networks.
    Organizations use our tools and capabilities to test, secure and visualize their networks so their applications run stronger.

  • LogRhythm
    Booth: TBD

    LogRhythm, a leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company’s patented award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, user entity and behavior analytics (UEBA), security automation and orchestration and advanced security analytics. In addition to protecting customers from the risks associated with cyber threats, LogRhythm provides unparalleled compliance automation and assurance, and enhanced IT intelligence.

  • Mimecast
    Booth: TBD

    Mimecast Is Making Email Safer For Business.
    Mimecast’s security, archiving and continuity cloud services protect business email and deliver comprehensive email risk management in one fully-integrated subscription service.
    Mimecast reduces the risk, complexity and cost traditionally associated with protecting email. You no longer have to manage an array of disjointed point solutions from multiple vendors. And you mitigate single vendor exposure if you have moved your primary email server to the cloud with services like Microsoft Office 365.
    Our best-of-breed services protect the email of over 24,900 customers and millions of users worldwide against targeted attacks, data leaks, malware and spam. We give employees fast and secure access to sensitive business information, and ensure email keeps running in the event of a primary service outage.

  • Radware
    Booth: TBD

    Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.

  • Rapid7
    Booth: TBD

    Rapid7 transforms data into insight, empowering IT and security professionals to progress and protect their organizations. How? Our solutions are powered by advanced analytics and an unmatched understanding of the attacker mindset. This makes it easy to collect data, transform it into prioritized and actionable insight, and get it to the people who can act on it—all in an instant.

  • SAINT Corporation
    Booth: TBD

    SAINT Corporation offers integrated vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and security checklist compliance. Examine your network with the SAINT® vulnerability scanner, and expose where an attacker could breach your network. Go to a higher level of visibility with the SAINTexploit® penetration testing tool and exploit the vulnerability to prove its existence.

  • Skybox Security
    Booth: TBD

    Skybox arms security teams with a powerful set of security management solutions that extract insight from security data silos to give unprecedented visibility of the attack surface, including all Indicators of Exposure (IOEs). With Skybox, security leaders can quickly and accurately prioritize and address vulnerabilities and threat exposures.

  • Synopsys
    Booth: TBD

    Synopsys offers the most comprehensive solution for integrating security and quality into your SDLC and supply chain. Whether you’re well-versed in software security or just starting out, we provide the tools you need to ensure the integrity of the applications that power your business. We don’t stop when the test is over. Our experts also provide remediation guidance, program design services, and training that empower you to build and maintain secure software. For more information go to www.synopsys.com/software.

  • TechTarget
    Booth: TBD

    TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) is the online intersection of serious technology buyers, targeted technical content and technology providers worldwide. Our media, powered by TechTarget’s Activity Intelligence platform, redefines how technology buyers are viewed and engaged based on their active projects, specific technical priorities and business needs. With more than 100 technology specific websites, we provide technology marketers innovative media that delivers unmatched reach via custom advertising, branding and lead generation solutions all built on our extensive network of online and social media. TechTarget is based in Boston and has locations in Atlanta, Beijing, Cincinnati, London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, and Sydney.

  • Tech Titans
    Booth: TBD

    Tech Titans includes a diverse group of technology leaders from start-ups to fortune 500 companies from North Texas who collaborate, share and inspire creative thinking that fuels tomorrow’s innovations. As part of its goals, Tech Titans is active in:

    • Cultivating a technology community of companies, entrepreneurs, investors and students
    • Growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative
    • Advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas
    • Connecting people and inspiring innovative ideas through its special interest forums and annual Awards Gala

    Tech Titans is the largest technology trade association in Texas, representing individuals and more than a quarter million employees through 300 member companies.

  • Thales e-Security
    Booth: TBD

    Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, in data centers or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn’t just reduce risk, it’s an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and with the internet of things (IoT) even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged user control and high assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization’s digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group.

  • Trend Micro
    Booth: TBD

    As a global leader in cloud security, Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, we're recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

  • TrustedSec
    Booth: TBD

    Our #1 priority is you, our customer. We believe in our services and our quality of them. We truly care about each and every organization as much as you do. Our team is highly talented, skilled, senior, and not a commodity service like other INFOSEC consulting companies. TrustedSec’s model is to staff with only senior level resources and the highest quality of information security consulting. Our brand, reputation, and quality is how we have established ourselves in this industry and with the mindset of “always doing the right thing”. When we work with our customers, it’s more than “just another engagement” – it’s establishing an understanding with an organization, and working to make them better.

  • Unisys
    Booth: TBD

    Unisys is a global information technology company that specializes in providing industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in diverse markets. Unisys combines experienced security consulting, Stealth micro-segmentation security solutions and efficient managed security services to deliver dramatic improvement in security posture and operational efficiencies.
    Visit http://unisys.com/security for more information.

  • Venafi
    Booth: TBD

    Venafi secures and protects keys and certificates so they can’t be used by bad guys in cyber attacks. Criminals want to gain trusted status and go undetected. This makes keys and certificates a prime target. Criminals steal and compromise keys and certificates that are not properly protected, and use them to circumvent security controls. This has become the attack of choice. As a Gartner-recognized Cool Vendor, Venafi delivered the first trust protection platform to secure cryptographic keys and digital certificates that businesses and governments depend on for secure communications, commerce, computing, and mobility. Venafi finds all keys and certificates and puts them under surveillance to detect anomalies. Vulnerable keys and certificates are fixed to prevent attack. Ongoing remediation is performed automatically. Venafi strengthens defenses of today’s critical security controls.

  • Zscaler
    Booth: TBD

    Zscaler's Cloud-delivered security solution provides policy-based secure internet access for any employee, on any device, anywhere. Our proxy and scanning scalability ensures ultra-low latency in a 100% SaaS security solution requiring no hardware, software or desktop all while providing complete control over security, policy and DLP.

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Keynote Speakers
Speakers
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    John O'Leary
    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education

    John O'Leary, CISSP, is President of O'Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. He has also facilitated meetings of Working Peer Groups, where security professionals from diverse corporations share ideas, concerns and techniques. John is the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award, the 2006 EuroSec Prix de Fidelite, and the 2011 ISC2 Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Dan Lohrmann
    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor

    Dan Lohrmann is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Security Mentor. In this role, Lohrmann leads efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company’s security awareness training offerings, including new programs that can improve security and compliance by elevating an organization’s workforce into security savvy employees. Representing Security Mentor, Lohrmann serves as thought leader serving as a keynote speaker on security and security awareness training, and giving government and industry presentations.

    Over the past decade, Lohrmann has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, FBI, numerous federal agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments, non-profits, foreign governments, local businesses, universities, churches, and home users on issues ranging from personal Internet safety to defending government and business-owned technology and critical infrastructures from online attacks. Prior to joining Security Mentor, Lohrmann was Michigan's first CSO and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and has been recognized as a global leader in cyber defense for government.

    Previously, Lohrmann represented the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council where he assisted in the writing and editing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plans, sector specific plans, Cybersecurity Framework, and other federal cyber documents. Lohrmann is the author of two books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, published in November 2008 by Brazos Press and BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work, published in Kindle format in April 2013.

    He has been honored with numerous cybersecurity and technology leadership awards, including “CSO of the Year” by SC Magazine, “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine and “Premier 100 IT Leader” by Computerworld Magazine. Lohrmann received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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    Larry Wilson
    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office

    Larry is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the University of Massachusetts Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Program (WISP). The University program is based on industry best practices ISO 27001 / SANS 20 Critical Controls, and is implemented consistently across all University campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Medical School and the President’s Office).

    Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street. In this role he was responsible for researching, selecting, implementing and overseeing an engineering staff who managed network security technologies / tools including vulnerability scanning, network firewall policy management, intrusion detection, remote access, DNS security, global and local load balancing, etc.

    Larry's industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International. Larry's team focused on the application level controls and general computer controls for information technology services implemented and managed from the MasterCard data center in St. Louis.

    Mr. Wilson holds a Master of Science degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His industry certifications include CISSP, CISA and ISA (PCI Internal Security Assessor). He serves on the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College and CISO Advisory Board for Oracle. He co-chairs the Massachusetts State University and Community College Information Security Council, and serves as Certification Director for ISACA New England. His major 2013 accomplishments include Finalist for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year for both the Northeast Region and North America; and a SANS People who made a difference in Cybersecurity in 2013 award recipient.

    Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA for 5 years.

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    Robert Hergenroeder
    ESD Tech Analyst, Army Corp of Engineers - ACE-IT

    Hugh cyber security buff. Worked in Computer IT over the past 10 years and would like to do my part training people in online safety.

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    Bill White
    Security Architecture - Information Security, ISSA, ISACA, ISC2

    Bill is a professional with 30 years’ experience in IT Security, Fraud, InfoSec, and Risk Management. Bill is currently a member of the security architecture (DETECT, RESPOND and RECOVER) for a Fortune 50 company. He is a SME in the DETECT function, but also has extensive experience in Incident Response.

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    James Beeson
    CISO, Cigna

    James has over 28 years of experience in cyber security and technology. He has 17 years of direct experience as an information security leader and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Cigna, a global health insurance company. James previously worked 20 years for General Electric in various security and technology leadership positions.

    James was an Evanta 2016 Breakaway Leadership Award finalist and a T.E.N. ISE North America Executive Award finalist in 2011.

    He has Co-Chaired the CISO Executive Summit in Dallas for the past eight years, and participates as a keynote speaker at various events across the globe.

    James also works closely with the SINET, the Security Innovation Network, to promote public and private sector collaboration and increase the awareness of innovative emerging companies.

    James is actively involved in FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center), ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), which work to drive standards, improvements, and networking in security and risk management globally.

    He has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BBA in Management and Leadership.

    He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Six Sigma Quality certified.

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    John O'Leary
    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education

    John O'Leary, CISSP, is President of O'Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. He has also facilitated meetings of Working Peer Groups, where security professionals from diverse corporations share ideas, concerns and techniques. John is the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award, the 2006 EuroSec Prix de Fidelite, and the 2011 ISC2 Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Pedro Serrano
    Security Architect, Cimarex Energy Co.

    Pedro Serrano has over 35 years of experience managing and installing technical controls in networks around the world, 20 of those in military systems. He is the Security Architect for Cimarex Energy Company, an Oil and Gas exploration company and Professor at his local University and Technical Institute teaching infrastructure systems, security controls, and networking. Pedro has two postgraduates degrees one in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University and the other in Computer Science from Tulsa University. Pedro serves as the Active Vice-president of the Information System Security Association (ISSA) chapter in Tulsa, Oklahoma and holds the CISSP certification from ISC2.

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    Chuck Easttom
    Computer Scientist, Chuck Easttom Consulting

    Mr. Easttom is the author of 21 books (3 more in progress), over 40 research papers, and an inventor with 9 patents. He is also a frequent speaker on computer security topics.

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    John O'Leary
    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education

    John O'Leary, CISSP, is President of O'Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. He has also facilitated meetings of Working Peer Groups, where security professionals from diverse corporations share ideas, concerns and techniques. John is the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award, the 2006 EuroSec Prix de Fidelite, and the 2011 ISC2 Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Dan Lohrmann
    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor

    Dan Lohrmann is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Security Mentor. In this role, Lohrmann leads efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company’s security awareness training offerings, including new programs that can improve security and compliance by elevating an organization’s workforce into security savvy employees. Representing Security Mentor, Lohrmann serves as thought leader serving as a keynote speaker on security and security awareness training, and giving government and industry presentations.

    Over the past decade, Lohrmann has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, FBI, numerous federal agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments, non-profits, foreign governments, local businesses, universities, churches, and home users on issues ranging from personal Internet safety to defending government and business-owned technology and critical infrastructures from online attacks. Prior to joining Security Mentor, Lohrmann was Michigan's first CSO and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and has been recognized as a global leader in cyber defense for government.

    Previously, Lohrmann represented the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council where he assisted in the writing and editing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plans, sector specific plans, Cybersecurity Framework, and other federal cyber documents. Lohrmann is the author of two books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, published in November 2008 by Brazos Press and BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work, published in Kindle format in April 2013.

    He has been honored with numerous cybersecurity and technology leadership awards, including “CSO of the Year” by SC Magazine, “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine and “Premier 100 IT Leader” by Computerworld Magazine. Lohrmann received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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    Larry Wilson
    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office

    Larry is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the University of Massachusetts Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Program (WISP). The University program is based on industry best practices ISO 27001 / SANS 20 Critical Controls, and is implemented consistently across all University campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Medical School and the President’s Office).

    Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street. In this role he was responsible for researching, selecting, implementing and overseeing an engineering staff who managed network security technologies / tools including vulnerability scanning, network firewall policy management, intrusion detection, remote access, DNS security, global and local load balancing, etc.

    Larry's industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International. Larry's team focused on the application level controls and general computer controls for information technology services implemented and managed from the MasterCard data center in St. Louis.

    Mr. Wilson holds a Master of Science degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His industry certifications include CISSP, CISA and ISA (PCI Internal Security Assessor). He serves on the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College and CISO Advisory Board for Oracle. He co-chairs the Massachusetts State University and Community College Information Security Council, and serves as Certification Director for ISACA New England. His major 2013 accomplishments include Finalist for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year for both the Northeast Region and North America; and a SANS People who made a difference in Cybersecurity in 2013 award recipient.

    Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA for 5 years.

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    John O'Leary
    CISSP, President, O'Leary Management Education

    John O'Leary, CISSP, is President of O'Leary Management Education. His background spans four decades as an active practitioner in information systems, IT Security and contingency planning. He has designed, implemented and managed security and recovery for networks ranging from single site to multinational. John has trained tens of thousands of practitioners, and conducted on-site programs at major corporations and government facilities worldwide. He has also facilitated meetings of Working Peer Groups, where security professionals from diverse corporations share ideas, concerns and techniques. John is the recipient of the 2004 COSAC award, the 2006 EuroSec Prix de Fidelite, and the 2011 ISC2 Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Dan Lohrmann
    Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor

    Dan Lohrmann is Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Security Mentor. In this role, Lohrmann leads efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives for the company’s security awareness training offerings, including new programs that can improve security and compliance by elevating an organization’s workforce into security savvy employees. Representing Security Mentor, Lohrmann serves as thought leader serving as a keynote speaker on security and security awareness training, and giving government and industry presentations.

    Over the past decade, Lohrmann has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House, FBI, numerous federal agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments, non-profits, foreign governments, local businesses, universities, churches, and home users on issues ranging from personal Internet safety to defending government and business-owned technology and critical infrastructures from online attacks. Prior to joining Security Mentor, Lohrmann was Michigan's first CSO and Deputy Director for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and has been recognized as a global leader in cyber defense for government.

    Previously, Lohrmann represented the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IT Government Coordinating Council where he assisted in the writing and editing of the National Infrastructure Protection Plans, sector specific plans, Cybersecurity Framework, and other federal cyber documents. Lohrmann is the author of two books: Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web, published in November 2008 by Brazos Press and BYOD for You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work, published in Kindle format in April 2013.

    He has been honored with numerous cybersecurity and technology leadership awards, including “CSO of the Year” by SC Magazine, “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine and “Premier 100 IT Leader” by Computerworld Magazine. Lohrmann received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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    Larry Wilson
    CISO, University of Massachusetts, President’s Office

    Larry is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the University of Massachusetts Information Security Policy and Written Information Security Program (WISP). The University program is based on industry best practices ISO 27001 / SANS 20 Critical Controls, and is implemented consistently across all University campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, Medical School and the President’s Office).

    Prior to joining UMASS, Larry was the Vice President, Network Security Manager at State Street. In this role he was responsible for researching, selecting, implementing and overseeing an engineering staff who managed network security technologies / tools including vulnerability scanning, network firewall policy management, intrusion detection, remote access, DNS security, global and local load balancing, etc.

    Larry's industry experience includes IT audit manager for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) consulting practice. In this role he managed a staff responsible for developing and completing a Sarbanes Oxley compliance audit for MasterCard International. Larry's team focused on the application level controls and general computer controls for information technology services implemented and managed from the MasterCard data center in St. Louis.

    Mr. Wilson holds a Master of Science degree in Civil / Structural Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His industry certifications include CISSP, CISA and ISA (PCI Internal Security Assessor). He serves on the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College and CISO Advisory Board for Oracle. He co-chairs the Massachusetts State University and Community College Information Security Council, and serves as Certification Director for ISACA New England. His major 2013 accomplishments include Finalist for Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year for both the Northeast Region and North America; and a SANS People who made a difference in Cybersecurity in 2013 award recipient.

    Larry has been teaching CISA certification training for ISACA for 5 years.

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    Robin Austin
    CTO, Welsh Harris Capital

    Through consolidating operational services for efficiency and providing game changing solutions, Robin Austin has reduced Operational and Capital Expenses for many. Robin’s 30+ years in technology and extensive knowledge of cyber security, infrastructure, mobility, and emerging technological advancements has made her the “go to” knowledgeable person for the best solutions for cyber security.

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    Darren Windham
    Digital Forensics Investigator , Verizon RISK Team

    Darren is a Senior Investigative Response Consultant for the Verizon RISK Team. In this capacity, Darren responds to an array of cybersecurity incidents, performs forensic examinations, and assists organizations in implementing IR policies and procedures.

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    James Farwell
    Counsel with Elkins PLC, Elkins PLC

    James counsels clients in the areas of Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection. He has a CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. James advised the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Special Operations Command on cybersecurity and strategic communication. He served as consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense,

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    Jacqueline Scarlett
    Vice President, Information Security, Wells Fargo Bank

    Over 20 years of experience within information technology management and information security applied within operations, cyber training and awareness and enterprise risk assessment and process auditing and partnering with financial services, automotive and legal industries. Proven track record developing, implementing strategies and systems to increase security to defend against cyber attacks.

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