West IT & Security Leaders Forum Presentations

Scottsdale, AZ | December 5 – 7, 2021

Presentation: Empower Your Digital Workforce

As businesses adopt more flexible, hybrid workplaces, one thing is becoming clear: digital employee experience matters now more than ever.

But although 90% of C-level execs agree DEX has become more important since the pandemic — and 67% of IT leaders say it’s a critical priority — only 7% of employees are completely satisfied with their digital experiences.

So why is there a divide?

We’ll take an inside look our recent report, The Future of the Digital Workplace, to uncover:

  • The priority DEX is given within different organizations across the globe
  • Divides among C-level, IT leaders, and employees about digital employee experience
  • The impact DEX can have on productivity and business outcomes
  • How and where technology can play a key role in improving DEX

Speaker: Jason Coari, Senior Director Product Marketing, Lakeside Software

Presentation: What is Deception and Why it is Critical in Today’s Security and Identity Stack?

Diving into the universe of Deception as it pertains to modern day security

Speaker: Mark McKie, Area VP-West, Attivo

Presentation: 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 disruption
  • Withstanding attacks
  • Automation, machine learning, and adaptive cyber-threat detection
  • Recovering rapidly
  • Adapting to an evolving threat landscape

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

Presentation: Crawl, Walk, Run Your Segmentation Strategy

While there are varying definitions of what zero trust actually is, there is one thing everyone can agree on – segmentation is a key pillar. Another thing everyone can agree on? Segmentation is hard. This presentation will highlight a way to begin your zero trust journey leveraging enforcement boundaries which will enable you to protect your digital crown jewels as you work through your end to end zero trust plan.

Speaker: Christer Swartz, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, Illumio

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, Founder of SCYTHE and Faculty at IANS

Presentation: Key Considerations in building a DevSecOps Program

This session will focus on lessons learned in developing a DevSecOps program. Specifically practical actionable pointers on how to approach the program, including what not to do. The essential agenda items include ’Crossing the chasm: Components for success” and “DevSecOps Guiding Framework.

Speaker: Les Correia, Executive Director-Global Head of Application Security, Estée Lauder

Presentation: Full Cloud Platform for Continuous Global IT, Security, and Compliance Assessment

The past year has brought into stark relief the need for organizations to have strong, cloud-based security and compliance policies. As companies engage in swift digital transformation, cybersecurity now plays a much larger role and requires us to change how we have operated in the past. Stitched-together security stacks that collect data in fragments, cannot scale, and do not interoperate are no longer viable options. Instead, security teams need an end-to-end cloud platform that gives them visibility across all their IT assets no matter where they are along with automated threat prioritization, patching and response capabilities. Given the severity of today’s threats, a full cloud platform will also need to do these things continuously, even across third-party cloud platforms, so your team can always assess the organization’s global IT, security, and compliance posture. Join our conversation as we discuss the challenges our security platforms face as well as best practices for building a next-generation cloud platform that collects and analyzes telemetry data in real time for continuous threat response.

Speaker: Peter Liu, Technical Account Manager, Pre-Sales, Qualys

Presentation: A Guide to Guided-SaaS – and Why XDR is Only an Acronym, Not a “Secure-all” Solution

We hear a lot of acronyms in our world – typically it’s the hot new, shiny thing in security – but what is our industry doing to help guide you through the process of detecting, investigating, and responding to active threats? “Set it and forget it” isn’t good enough – but guiding you through the process, procedures, and scenarios to enable success should be a priority as well. In this sessions you will learn more about the following

  1. Guided-SaaS NDR– a journey from the core to the cloud – with help, not just software and a subscription.
  2. Acronym Soup and why no one seems to agree on what these new solution sets really mean (XDR, etc)
  3. Why are people investing in solutions that come with product AND people – together?
  4. How Gigamon makes other solutions better – API for an eye.
  5. Best Security Memes will win a prize.

Speaker: Ian Shiff, Director, Security Strategy and Sales, Gigamon

Presentation: The Revolution in Mobile Security – A Zero-Trust Architecture Approach to Securing All Corporate Data via Mobile Devices

Hypori offers a more secure and simplified solution than legacy MDM delivering a separate, 100% private, corporate workspace to any mobile device. Our cloud-based, zero-trust architecture, enables remote access to enterprise apps from any device, anywhere. Hypori guarantees no data at rest on the device, eliminating security and privacy risks, and Hypori’s SaaS delivery accelerates deployment and scales on-demand.

Speaker: Darren Bayless, Director of Commercial Sales, Hypori

Presentation: Security Expert & SASE Pioneer

WHY: Protection is good, but it’s not enough. You will be breached and the question is: will you detect it and are you ready to respond?
HOW: By reducing the complexity and consolidating the technology, you will be able to detect threats and respond quickly
WHAT: Open Systems MDR Service, built around the Microsoft Security Stack, offers best practices for lean, effective, and standardized security operations

Speaker: David Appleman, Senior Sales Executive, Open Systems

Presentation: Digital Transformation – For Free!: An Experience Report

In this experience report, Niel Nickolaisen will talk about the specific and pragmatic things IT leaders and organizations can do to improve delivery, get better at decision-making, reduce waste and become agile and adaptive. You will leave this session with a set of tools you can use to lead your organization’s transformation.

To use the dreaded, overused buzz words, all of us are in midst of some type of digital transformation. Technology defines the organization’s future. This implies a big change for our IT organizations – if in the past we were a support organization we are now a lead and guide organization. This change in role requires that we achieve excellent in a number of areas.

Fortunately, we can achieve excellence at no cost – yes, for free!

Speaker: Niel Nickolaisen, CIO, Sorenson Communications