Northeast IT & Security Leaders Forum Presentations

Washington D.C. | October 3 - 5, 2021

Presentation: Continuously Protect AD from Attacks
ADAssessor & ADSecure

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

Presentation: Attack. Detect. Respond. Know where you stand to prevent the next attack.

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 & Founder, Scythe

Presentation: Self-Learning AI: Redefining Enterprise Security

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

Presentation: 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

Presentation 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

Presentation: Envisioning a Model for Digital Scalability While Hardening Our Cyber Systems with AI

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)

Presentation: 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