Northeast IT & Security Leaders Forum Agenda

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Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the primary source of information for all enterprise resources and seamlessly integrates business applications, which is the reason it is a high-value target for adversaries.

Attivo Networks ADAssessor and ADSecure solutions provide security teams with the ability to prevent attackers from leveraging AD. These solutions protect without interfering with production AD operations, requiring logs, or complex permissions management.

Join us and learn how to:

  • Detect and prevent real-time attacks against AD.
  • Gain unprecedented visibility to exposures that lead to lateral movement, dangerous and easily exploitable delegation and bulk changes to AD.
  • Reduce your attack surface by identifying and eliminating excess and unneeded identity privileges.
  • Understand how to hide your critical accounts from unintended eyes, delivering misinformation to attackers to slow their progress.

Speaker: Mike Brunner, Enterprise Sales – Mid-Atlantic, Attivo Networks

Presented by: Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks

With a growing talent crisis, a pandemic slowing and return to office plans accelerating, organizations are expected to face more complex talent challenges. In a hybrid workplace, individuals gain more flexibility on choosing who to work for or where to work from. You will face hiring ‘enough’ or ‘the right talent’, and the approach must continue to evolve while speeding down a runway. Let’s hear from a panel of your peers on how each is preparing for and mitigating People Risk in ways that blend innovation, tenacity, and sustainability for cyber and technology talent acquisition… without the “silly” money. 

Reiner Moquete, Founder & CEO, CyberWarrior Academy

Walter Ferrer, Managing Director and Founder, Zenlity

Dr. Arlene Espinal, Independent Corporate Advisor, Chief AI Officer for i-TaaS Consulting


Our technology is vulnerable but the solution is not more technology. Security is all about the people, process, and technology. In this session we will discuss how understanding and emulating attacks in your organization can help improve, and hopefully prevent, the next attack as you train and improve your people, process, and technology.

Speaker: Bryson Bort, The SANS Institute

SANS institute

In this new era of cyber-threat, characterized by both slow and stealthy attacks and rapid, automated campaigns, static and siloed security tools are failing – and the challenge has gone beyond one that is human-scalable. Organizations need to urgently rethink their strategy to ensure their systems, critical data and people are protected, wherever they are. Today’s Autonomous, Self-Learning defenses are capable of identifying and neutralizing security incidents in seconds, not hours – before the damage is done 

In this session, learn how self-learning AI: 

  • Detects, investigates and responds to threats – even while you are OOTO  
  • Protects your entire workforce and digital environment – wherever they are, whatever the data 
  • Defends against zero-days and other advanced attacks – without disrupting the organization 

Speaker: Sam Breiter, Cyber Security Executive, Darktrace

Presented by Darktrace



Tech Trends: Thriving Through Disruptive Change

The pandemic and the economic fallout that it brought caused many businesses to go bankrupt, unable to adapt to the disruption of shutting down physical operations and interacting with customers and employees digitally. It’s the latest reminder that to survive in today’s economy, organizations must build resilience to withstand the next major market disruption. To thrive, they must create the capabilities that will seize on the opportunities brought by change.

In the Tech Trends 2021 Report we’ll explore three trends that help create resilience in the face of disruption:

1. Digital sustainability – apply technology towards the goal of achieving cost savings in energy reductions and reduced carbon emissions.

2. Machine learning by design – make machine learning a core part of your value proposition.

3. Self-sovereign cloud – maintain maximum control over your infrastructure with encryption, data sovereignty compliance, and optimal infrastructure.

Speaker: Janice Clatterbuck, Executive Counselor, Info-Tech

Presented by: Info-Tech

Cyber Resilience: Being Resilient when cyber disruption occurs

Cyber-resilience is a shift to enable enterprise resilience and the ability for organizations to thrive despite adversities, crises, and business volatility. Being resilient equips organizations with the ability to “pivot” at scale during adverse cyber events and market conditions (including non-business events such as a global pandemic) and to adapt to customer changes, digital transformation, and hyper-scaled growth.

Learn how to enable cyber resilience within your enterprise to ensure that when the inevitable cyber disruption occurs, stakeholders know that there is a well-thought-out and practiced cyber-resilience plan in place to help ensure the organization can survive and thrive during turbulent times.

We will cover the main goals of being cyber resilient:

– Anticipating disruptionWithstanding attacks

– Automation, machine learning, and adaptive cyber-threat detection

– Recovering rapidly

– Adapting to an evolving threat landscape

Speaker: Stan Wisseman, Chief Security Strategist for CyberRes (A Micro Focus Line of Business), CyberRes

Presented by: CyberRes


Digital transformation: In the past we’ve talked about innovation and what that needs to look like. But how do we continue to bring transformation into our operations on a daily basis, and how do we implement that into our innovation cycles? How do we continue to drive the business forward? 

The new model wherein organizations must be remote, distributed, and yet still connected will swiftly bring to light how quickly we can continue to productize and digitize our services, and to bring outcomes and solutions to the market. But we often don’t have a clear definition or a full understanding of exactly what the transformation as a service model is. In other words, what does a dynamic transformation as-a-service type of model look like across any industry? 

This will be the focus of my remarks and serve as a starting point for dialogue in this full audience session. We’ll get some dynamic discussion going in the room, as every industry and every vertical within it can offer unique insights and contributions. We don’t know where we will be in the next 12 months, 18 months—guesstimating and gauging is a hallmark feature of this new COVID era—making shared peer experience and industry communication even more essential. 

Some questions we’ll consider: 

  • Cloud made possible the moonshot approach by virtue of the emergency issues we faced with last year, but cloud is just the beginning–where do we go from here? 
  • With the AWSs and the Azures and the GCPs, we’re out of the data centers, we’re fully cloud enabled. How do we leverage these cloud native environments to continue to provide the scalability and elasticity that we need to drive innovation? 
  • How do we bring the transformation-as-a-service model to our products, services, platforms, and solutions?

Speaker: Dr. Arlene Espinal, Independent Corporate Advisor (previously VP Artificial Intelligence, Analytics & Automation, ManTech)

Choose One Topic Per Session

  1. Managing Up: Board/Directors relationship management 
  2. Ransomware & Securing Your Environment
  3. Cyber Gaps: Every organization is now a technology organization
  4. Business Strategy and the changing role of the CIO
  5. What is your strategy behind the technology or product – why this solution over that one?

Are we heading into a post-COVID digital transformation 2.0? The first-gen of digital transformation was driven by investing in customer experiences, becoming data-driven, and migrating to cloud architectures while the organization learned agile, DevOps, and data science capabilities. Digital transformation’s next-gen will be driven by digitally enabled products, hybrid working, proactive data governance, integrated employee experiences, and AI-inside security and operations. Hear from Isaac Sacolick, author of the bestselling Driving Digital and President of StarCIO, on five technologies that are key to digitally transforming the organization.

Speaker: Isaac Sacolick, Bestselling Author, Top Social CIO / CDO, Digital Transformation Influencer

Driving Digital by Isaac Sacolick

Data Security: How to manage security around your critical data

Join us as Nish Majmudar presents data security management insights gleaned from his role as Deputy CISO, Director Of Information Security Engineering at FEPOC CareFirst BCBS, and his 30 years in the industry. He’ll present some framing remarks, share use cases, and lead the session in a vibrant open discussion encompassing data protection, security, privacy, and issues of governance and classification.

Speaker: Nish Majmudar, Deputy CISO, Director Of Information Security Engineering at FEPOC CareFirst BCBS

Connect your Strategy to Outcomes

Get invaluable insight to most the critical parts of End-to-End Strategy Execution, and see how you can establish clear linkage between business strategy, achievable goals, execution and related outcomes. We will review the following critical areas: Goal Setting, Portfolio Planning, Benefit Realization Management Methods, Organizational Change Management and Governance. We will walk through each area and discuss how your teams can improve valuable areas in the needed End-to-End process.

Speaker: Morten Sorensen, Enterprise Program Management, Former VP, Peraton

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