Welcome / Introductions8:30 am - 9:00 am
Data Connectors is proud to host the New Orleans & Little Rock Cybersecurity Summit.
Session One9:00 am - 9:30 am
Threat Hunting & Modern Security: 3 Fundamental Flaws
Security Operations is a discipline continuously evolving – with the evolution of tools and processes , there are still 3 fundamental flaws that exist with Modern Security Operations. We will examine 3 specific flaws of modern security operations:
- Risk Acceptance
- SOC Alert Overload
- Inability to mitigate all Zero-Day Attacks.
We will start the discussion with a quick SOC capacity expertise, review in detail the 3 fundamental security flaws, revisit the math from the SOC capacity exercise to understand “what is being missed based upon my current capacity?” We will also cover costs to the business for associated with these flaws and wrap up with some suggestions for mitigation.
Jim Rohde, Director of Presales Engineering at CRITICALSTART is responsible for leading a team of security experts supporting technical conversations for CRITICALSTART’s products & services, including their flagship offering: Managed Detection & Response. Prior to CRITICALSTART, Jim held leadership roles at large Managed Security Service providers including Secureworks & Trustwave where he has received numerous awards for customer & company exceeding objectives. Jim’s expertise in a multitude of security domains over his career has made him a sought after Trusted advisor for organizations of all sizes.
Session Two9:30 am - 10:00 am
About Sentinel IPS
Network security isn’t just our business. It’s our passion. The first iteration of Sentinel Intrusion Prevention Systems began in Dallas, Texas, in 1995, at the dawn of the World Wide Web. Although we started as web developers, we soon shifted our focus to network security, driven by the belief that everyone—and every sized company—has the fundamental right to be secure on the Internet. Small businesses, state and local government entities, and companies with lean IT departments that simply didn’t have the security expertise or the time to put one more thing on their already overflowing plates. We couldn’t find an integrated solution that checked all the boxes, so, we assembled a team of innovators and developed our own.
Session Three10:30 am - 11:00 am
Developing Your Identity Strategy
Remember when identity management meant creating new accounts and resetting user’s passwords? Over the years, digital identity has evolved into much, MUCH more. Your identity program now includes not just identity management, but also access management, privilege management, and even customer identity management, all of this falling under the umbrella of identity governance. More importantly, identity has shifted from being a basic operations function to the cornerstone for business enablement and digital transformation. In this presentation, Jerod walks you through key considerations when developing your identity strategy to help you improve the current state of your program while building a solid foundation for the future of your identity program.
By day, Jerod Brennen (@slandail) is a storyteller, teacher, speaker, advisor, and security architect.
By night, he’s a husband, father, writer, filmmaker, martial artist, musician, and gamer. It’s fair to say that he’s earned every gray hair in his beard, having spent his career fulfilling infosec roles in consulting, higher education, retail, and public utilities.
Jerod loves to share what he’s learned over the years every chance he gets: at local and regional professional meetings, at larger conferences, and online via blogs and podcasts. He has published multiple online information security courses with Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning, and he also teaches courses in person, both domestically and internationally.
At the end of the day, Jerod just wants to help folks get one step closer to doing what they want to do securely
Session Four11:00 am - 11:30 am
A Centralized Identity Strategy Using Standards Helps Minimize Threats.
Modern architectures continue to become more distributed and fractured. How can developers can continue to develop and build what they understand without having to become identity experts? How can they do that and ensure that their applications remain secure? A centralized, standards based identity management system can provide a system that is easy to interact with without requiring expertise or a reduced security footprint.
Carlos Mostek is a Principal Solution Architect for Auth0. Carlos has more than 20 years experience working in software development and security. He loves challenging problems and enjoys dealing with the complexities of identity management. Previous to his time at Auth0, he held engineering and leadership roles at Cray, Thomson Reuters, and BAE Systems. He has a Masters in Software Engineering and undergrad degree in Aerospace Engineering. Identity isn’t rocket science, but it could be! For fun Carlos likes to juggle fire and play soccer, generally not at the same time.
Lunch11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch / Solutions Showcase Open
Session Six1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Cyber Resilience: Rethinking your data protection strategy in the age of ransomware.
Ransomware threats increased by 300% last year, and the industry is expecting it to get worse. Ransomware victims’ greatest pains are downtime and data loss. Current DR and Backup solutions aren’t equipped to help you manage it at the speed of business. Join us for this discussion on how to transform your data protection approach to ensure you can protect your data and resume operations almost instantly when facing a ransomware attack. See you there!
Andy Fernandez is a Global Product Marketing Manager at Zerto. With a focus on product marketing and launches, he strives to translate technical innovation to business value. After spending years in various technology companies and entrepreneurship pursuits, Andy is focused on launching industry-leading products and accelerating their adoption.
Session Seven1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Vision of Cyber Security
We are on the verge of entering our 4th industrial revolution: the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a broad term that comes to describe physical devices, embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity – all capable of collecting and exchanging data with other devices. The direct communications and data sharing between devices – among themselves or directly with various cloud services – are aimed to shorten development cycles, reduce energy consumption, enable precise view of a device status, and to streamline business processes with higher efficiency.
This revolution has already impacted various industries including healthcare, automotive, industrial control systems, transportation and smart homes. Due to the wide variety of attacks on IoT, there is a need for a substantial granularity while managing the security policies of these devices. IoT delivers the promise of becoming the next industrial revolution, and driving the next generation of efficiency and productivity. But this revolution will not flourish unless cyber security becomes one of its corner stones.
Joel Hollenbeck is a Cyber Security Visionary with the Office of the CTO at Check Point Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. His background includes over 20 years of experience deploying application protection and network-based security. Mr. Hollenbeck has been securing networks and systems since 1994, including developing and executing strategies to connect some of the most sensitive networks for the Federal Government and Financial Institutions to the Internet in the earliest days of commercial internet connectivity. Mr. Hollenbeck has served as a consulting Security Architect with Check Point Software Technologies advising a wide variety of clients across many verticals on Security Best Practices, Security Architecture, and deriving the maximum value from investments in security, prior to joining Check Point, Mr. Hollenbeck has held various security engineering, leadership and executive roles within organizations local to St Louis.
Session Eight2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Session Nine3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Closing Session + Prize Drawing
Solution Showcase Open Until 6:00 pm