Chicago Information Security
Team Symposium

Thursday, June 8 – 10:00AM to 3:00PM — Bank of America

IANS Team Symposiums bring together information security leaders and practitioners for a dual-track educational seminar that addresses current challenges.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with attendees choosing to participate in one of the two sessions below.

Threat Modeling: Start Small, Start now

Threat modeling directly reduces application cost and risk by methodically seeking and weeding out security flaws at the design phase. Yet, many – maybe most – organizations skip this common-sense step. In this interactive session, KRvW Associates Founder Ken Van Wyk will share his approach to evolving a process that consistently delivers meaningful results.

Points for discussion include:

  • Threat modeling purpose and process
  • Whiteboard as a weapon exercise: Discuss, detect and dissect the threat modeling of an application
  • A conceptual overview of the major tools and methodologies, and best use cases for each
Ken Wan Wyk


Ken Van Wyk

IANS Faculty

Principal Consultant and Founder, KRvW Associates, LLC.

Threat Hunting: This Is Not a Drill

Your legacy defenses aren’t sufficient to secure your assets. Why? Because dedicated attackers are more nimble than global organizations. It is well within their skill set to bypass mainstream security defenses – frequently hiding in plain sight in commonly used protocols

Join IANS Faculty Dave Kennedy for this interactive session as he shares how to take your testing to the next level and how to build your team.

Points for discussion include:

  • Indicators of an advanced threat actor?
  • The most common places successful attackers hide
  • Why automated tools are not sufficient to detect targeted attacks
  • How to build a hunt team exercise
  • New technologies, such as behavioral analysis, data analytics and pattern recognition
  • KPIs and metrics you can use to measure success
Dave Kennedy


Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

President and CEO of TrustedSec

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.