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2019 Dallas
Information Security Forum

#IANSDallas #IANSEvents

March 27 - 28, 2019
Cityplace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, TX

The IANS 2019 Dallas Information Security Forum delivers an immersive curriculum with 30+ sessions led by esteemed IANS Faculty, global information security thought leaders and solution providers. Attend the two-day Forum to gain actionable technical solutions and leadership insights focused on current and emerging challenges facing enterprise security leaders. Network with peers to benchmark your information security practices and engage with IANS Faculty during interactive sessions.

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2019 Dallas Speakers


Tim Medin

IANS Faculty

Tim is A Principal Consultant and Founder at Red Siege, an information security company focused on adversary emulation and penetration testing. He also serves as the MSISE Program Director, Course Author, and Principal Instructor at the SANS Institute.

  • Bringing Red/Blue/Purple Teaming into BalanceDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Hybrid Web App Pen TestingDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Insider ThreatsDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

  • How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOARDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Vendor Optimization: Thinning the HerdDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • The Cloud Security Maturity RoadmapDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Jeff Schilling

Epsilon/Conversant, CISO

Jeff Schilling is the CISO of Epsilon/Conversant, leading a team of 80+ Information Security Professionals, providing cyber security and compliance services for the industry leading, data-driven marketing company with over 60 global offices and approximately 9,000 employees.   He is a retired US Army Colonel with over 24 years of military experience in IT service management, product management and many CIO-type roles.  In his last two capstone assignments in the military, Jeff ran the global cyber security operations centers at the Department of Defense and US Army enterprise level.  Jeff’s previous role before joining Epsilon/Conversant was as the Chief Security Officer for a market leading cloud security company.   Previous to that role, he was the Global Director of Incident Response and Forensic for a Gartner quadrant leading Manage Security Service Provider.  

  • Keynote Interview: A Discussion with Jeff SchillingDAY 18:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, an information security consulting firm with broad expertise. He is also a Senior Instructor, Analyst, and Course Author for the SANS Institute and a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. In addition, Dave has served as Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group and founded the CSA Atlanta Chapter. Dave has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, network architecture, and engineering. He has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies.

  • Achieving Cloud MigrationDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Getting Control of Container Security DAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Breaking a Failed Vulnerability Management CycleDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM
  • Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud EnvironmentDAY 23:20 PM - 4:20 PM

John Strand

IANS Faculty

John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) where he leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development. He is also a SANS Institute Senior Instructor. In these roles, John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing.

  • Email in the Cloud: Stress Testing Office 365 AppsDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Blockchain: What Your Vendors Have and How to Use ItDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • New Threat Hunting TechniquesDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Cryptojacking & Cryptocurrency Mining: Defensive MeasuresDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the CTO and Co-Founder of BreachQuest and Rendition Infosec, has two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding BreachQuest and Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security. Williams is an IANS Faculty Member and works as a SANS Analyst. He is a prolific speaker on topics in information security and has trained thousands of people on incident response, red team operations, reverse engineering, cyber threat intelligence, and other information security topics. Jake is the two time winner of the DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge, a recipient of the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and is one of only a handful of people to ever be certified as Master Network Exploitation Operator by the US Government.

  • The Changing Face of RansomwareDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Adapting the SOC to a Cloud EnvironmentDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Deception and HoneypotsDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • IANS Faculty Keynote: Maturing Your Incident Response TeamDAY 29:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ashan Willy

Ashan Willy

Proofpoint Inc., SVP, Systems Engineering and Customer Success

Ashan Willy leads Proofpoint’s field technical services worldwide. He is responsible for the strategy and direction of Proofpoint’s technical go to market and support and service functions associated with the portfolio. Ashan is active with Proofpoint’s global customer base, industry partners, industry peers as he strives to protect people & the information they create from a dynamic threat landscape. Prior to Proofpoint, he has more than 20 years of leadership experience in engineering, product management, worldwide strategy & planning in global markets at companies like Webex, Juniper, Polycom and Cisco. Ashan holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

  • Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: Protecting Your Enterprise with People-Centric AnalyticsDAY 112:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Kenneth van Wyk

IANS Faculty

Ken is the President and Principal Consultant of KRvW Associates, LLC, an independent information security consulting company, and a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. He has held executive and senior technologist positions at Tekmark, Para-Protect, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the U.S. Department of Defense, Carnegie Mellon University, and Lehigh University. Ken is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, and has presented papers and training for CSI, ISF, USENIX, FIRST, CERT, among others.

  • DevSecOps Business CasesDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mobile Device Management: Case Studies of Success and FailureDAY 112:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Case Study: Building a Better Security CultureDAY 212:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Cityplace Conference Center

2711 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Hotel: Canopy Dallas Uptown

2950 CityPlace West Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204

Room Rate:


per night plus tax

Registration Questions

Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the forum?

Attendees may earn up to 6 credits through our partnership with (ISC)2. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion one week after the forum concludes for any other certification needs. If you have provided IANS with your CISSP # during the registration process, then we will automatically submit to (ISC)2.

What is the registration fee?

The Forum is complimentary and open to active Information Security Professionals from private and public sector corporations and organizations.

What time does the Forum begin and end?

The Forum opens at 8:30, with the Keynote kicking off at 9:00am.

What's the registration deadline?
You can register for and IANS event up to the day of the event.

Onsite Questions

Are the presentations available for viewing after the Forum?

All IANS Faculty sessions presentation decks will be available after the Forum.

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What can I expect when I attend an IANS event?

When attending an IANS Information Security Forum, you will have the opportunity to take part in technical and strategic Roundtable sessions that discuss the latest issues and trends found in the market. These Roundtable discussions are led by IANS Faculty who are also long-time information security practitioners. You will also have the chance to network with industry peers and learn about the newest technologies and services during any one of our Technology Spotlight sessions.

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Will there be opportunities to network with peers and sponsors?

There will be chances to network with your peers throughout the day. Please use the direct messaging feature with the platform to connect with and chat with colleagues

General Information


IANS requests that cancellations please be submitted two weeks prior to a Forum. Reserved seats are limited.

Terms and Conditions

This Forum is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Forum to any entity or individual. Attendance to the Forum is complimentary and open to active information security professionals from private and public-sector corporations and organizations.

Individuals from information security solution providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend unless affiliated with a sponsoring organization.

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IANS Code of Conduct

IANS is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and staff regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, political affliction or religion.

IANS expects all participants to behave in a professional manner. IANS will not condone any form of sexual language and imagery, verbal threats or demands, offensive comments, intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of session or events, inappropriate physical contract, and unwelcomed sexual attention.

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We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.

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Who Should Attend?

IANS Forum content is designed for information security practitioners across all industries. Attendees include CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

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