2019 New York
Information Security Forum


May 8 - 9, 2019
Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York NY

IANS 2019 New York Information Security Forum delivers an immersive curriculum with over 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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  • Security Vendor Optimization

      • Assess and logically start pruning your stack
      • Use one tool to replace several others without loss of functionality or controls coverage
      • Question your existing and prospective vendors in order to determine where the overlap exists
  • Blockchain

      • Learn how Blockchain can increase the efficacy of things like vulnerability management and SIEM
      • Understand which Blockchain products are viable (or not)
      • See use cases around how Blockchain enhances security
  • Data Security Laws That Could Follow GDPR

      • Use EU enforcement actions as a guide to assess GDPR strengths and weaknesses
      • Prepare for what to do if your company is eventually found lacking by regulators
      • Understand the ripple effects of GDPR, including the possibility of a US data security law
  • Cryptojacking/Cryptomining Malware

      • Determine when cryptomining malware is in the system
      • Remove the malware from your systems and keep it from returning
      • Understand the most prolific cryptocurrency-based attacks targeting companies and how to avoid them
  • IOT Security

      • Map all Internet-facing systems and ensure they are protected
      • Understand how attackers exploit IOT weaknesses
      • Learn which security vendors specialize in IOT
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

      • Identify how AI/ML can be used to enhance security
      • Identify ways in which the technology can be exploited
      • See specific examples of where AI/ML works, and where it doesn't

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2019 New York Speakers


George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

As Sumo Logic's Chief Security Officer, George Gerchow brings over 20 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His background includes the security, compliance, and cloud computing disciplines. Mr. Gerchow has years of practical experience in building agile security, compliance and, modern day Security Operation Centers in rapid development organizations. These insights make him a highly regarded speaker, and invited panelist on topics including DevSecOps, cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, compliance, configuration management, and operational security and compliance. George has been on the bleeding edge of public cloud security and privacy since being a co-founder of the VMware Center for Policy & Compliance. Mr. Gerchow is also an active Board Member for several technology start-ups and the co-author of the Center for Internet Security - Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and the MISTI Fundamentals in Cloud Security. He is a Faculty Member for IANS (Institute for Applied Network Security) and Cloud Academy.


Ondrej Krehel

IANS Faculty

Ondrej Krehel is the CEO and Founder of LIFARS LLC, an international cybersecurity and digital forensics firm. He’s the former Chief Information Security Officer of Identity Theft 911, the nation’s premier identity theft recovery and data breach management service. He previously conducted forensics investigations and managed the cyber security department at Stroz Friedberg and the Loews Corporation. With two decades of experience in computer security and digital forensics, he has launched investigations into a broad range of IT security matters—from hacker attacks to data breaches to intellectual property theft. His work has received attention from CNN, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among many others.


Davi Ottenheimer

IANS Faculty

Davi Ottenheimer is a security executive, board member and founder who has led global teams in developing and managing secure systems for more than twenty years. Currently he is working on product security at mongoDB making big data secure, IoT safe and AI trusted. Davi is also a recognized strategist and author specializing in cyber defense ethics and safely navigating the cultural disruptions of emerging technology. He co-authored in 2012 a cloud security book “Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack” and is author of the upcoming book "Realities of Securing Big Data". Davi is a frequent top-rated public speaker and in 2018 he established the Excellence in Humanitarian Service Award at the RSA Conference; inaugural award was for building and managing resilient encryption systems that were instrumental to ending South African Apartheid. While serving as a Dedicated Paranoid at Yahoo! and responsible for managing security for hundreds of millions of mobile, broadband and digital home products, he invented an ephemeral authentication system for IoT that is in ubiquitous use today. An expert in governance, assessments, audit and compliance leadership Davi was a qualified PCI DSS and PA-DSS assessor (QSA and PA-QSA) for 7 years, and former Board Member for the Payment Card Industry Security Alliance and the Silicon Valley chapters of ISACA and OWASP. He received his postgraduate academic Master of Science degree in International History from the London School of Economics.


John Strand

IANS Faculty

John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS), and has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. John is also an instructor and course author of BlackHat's "Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures, and Hacking Back" and the SANS Institute's "Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling" classes. John is co-author of the" Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense" book and is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Controls frameworks. He leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. He is a dynamic speaker at conferences worldwide. In his spare time, he co-hosts the Hack Naked TV and Security Weekly podcasts.

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Aaron Turner is a multi-decade veteran of the InfoSec community with significant experience in the fields of identity and access management, mobile device security, embedded system vulnerabilities, IoT security and international cybersecurity risk management. Starting as an independent penetration tester in the early 1990's, he went on to work at Microsoft in the days before the company had formal security teams. During the massive worm attacks of the early 2000's, Aaron helped found many of the Microsoft Security teams, start security programs and eventually was responsible for all interactions between Microsoft and its customers' CISOs. In 2006, he was invited to participate in a new research project at the Idaho National Lab, funded by DHS, DOE and DOD, to investigate how the system vulnerabilities in commodity software and hardware impact critical infrastructure such as the national power grid, cellular communications networks and other utilities. While at INL, Aaron co-invented a contactless payment technology which he later spun-out of the INL in 2008 as a venture-backed company called RFinity, with that technology eventually licensed on to others. In 2010, Aaron founded IntegriCell to focus on cellular network vulnerability research and established a management consulting practice that delivered unique vulnerability intelligence to customers. Aaron founded Terreo in 2014 as an Internet of Things security product development company, and patented a series of inventions which captured radio frequency transmissions from IoT devices. In 2015, Verifone acquired Terreo and made Aaron the VP of Security Products R&D with a focus of applying the Terreo technologies to helping manage the risks posed by credit card skimmers. In 2017, he left Verifone and refocused his efforts on his IntegriCell research, specifically around applying Machine Learning to the massive data sets created by mobile and IoT devices. Aaron has testified before congress to help set policy for US critical infrastructure protection.


Ken Van Wyk

IANS Faculty

Kenneth R. van Wyk is an internationally recognized information security expert and author of three popular books, Enterprise Software Security, Secure Coding, and Incident Response. In addition to providing consulting and training services through his company, KRvW Associates, LLC, he currently holds the following positions: Member of the Board of Directors for SecAppDev (http://www.secappdev.org), and monthly columnist for Computerworld (http://www.Computerworld.com). Ken is also the project leader of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) iGoat project and is a Lehigh University distinguished engineering alumnus. Ken has 25 years experience as an IT Security practitioner in the commercial, academic, and military sectors. 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. At Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, Ken was one of the founders of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT®). He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Lehigh University and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, and has presented tutorials and technical sessions CSI, ISF, USENIX, FIRST, AusCERT, and others. Ken is a dual citizen of the EU (England) and the USA, and holds a current U.S. Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance.

Crowne Plaza Times Square

1605 Broadway, New York, NY

Room Rate:


per night plus tax

Onsite Questions

Are the presentations available for viewing after the Forum?

All roundtable sessions will be available after the Forum. Many presentations are uploaded to the Mobile App prior to the Forum.

Does IANS provide a Mobile App?

The IANS Information Security Forum App will be available 1 week prior to the event. To download the Mobile App go to the App Store or Google Play Store on your device and search IANS.

How can I promote my involvement with the event?

Please share your thoughts and excitement using our event hashtags found at the top of this page.

How can I submit my feedback on the Forum?

We encourage you to fill out our general survey located in the middle of your program. Please drop off your survey at the registration desk before you leave.

Is there free Wi-Fi onsite?

Free Wi-Fi will be provided throughout the Forum in conference areas.

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.

What is the best way to stay updated before and during the Forum?

For all updates please download the IANS Mobile App or follow us on Twitter.

Where do I pick up my badge and registration material?

Your badge and registration materials will be available to pick-up at the registration desk. Registration starts at 7:30am.

Will there be opportunities to network with peers and sponsors?

There will be chances to network with your peers during the lunches, breaks and the networking reception at the end of day one.

Sponsorship Questions

Are there still sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact Eric Bartczak at sponsorships@iansresearch.com for more information.

Will there be opportunities to network with peers and sponsors?

IANS offers a Silver, Gold and Platinum level sponsorship. Please visit the Event Sponsors Page for more information.

Registration Questions

Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the forum?

Attendees may earn up to 16 credits through our partnership with (ISC)2. Attendees must check in at registration each morning to receive their 8 credits for Day 1 and Day 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 officially begins on Day 1 at 7:30am and ends on Day 2 at 4:40pm.

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

General Information


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

Hotel Cancellations

If you have booked a hotel room with IANS during the registration process or you have reached out to an IANS team member regarding booking a room, please note the Westin Charlotte has a cancellation policy of 72 hours. If you do not cancel your reservation through your online registration or in writing to IANS, you will be charged for the night(s) in which you have failed to cancel.

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.

IANS reserves the right to share attendee contact information with event sponsors and other attendees. IANS will provide on-site opt-out forms that enable you to remove your contact information from being shared as described herein. No contact information will be shared prior to the event.

Photography, Audio & Video Recording

IANS Forums are held in a public venue; therefore, IANS does not prohibit participants, sponsors, or other companies from photographing or taking videos. IANS reserves the right to use images taken at IANS Forums with your photograph and/or likeness in marketing materials.

IANS Code of Conducts

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.

If any form of written, social media, verbal, or physical harassment is reported, participant will be asked to stop and expected to comply immediately. Offender will be subject to expulsion from the conference.

If you are being harassed or notice someone being harassed, please contact the event staff. In the event of an emergency situation, please contact local authorities immediately.

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

Housing & Travel Questions

How can I book a hotel room?

All hotel requests must be made through the registration site.

How can I cancel my hotel reservation?

Most of our hotel venues have a 72 hour cancellation policy. You must cancel by contacting one of the IANS team members or through the online registration. If you fail to do so you will be charged for the night(s) in which you have failed to cancel.

Is parking provided?

IANS does not cover any parking.

What hotel accommodations are available during the Forum?

IANS provides a room block for forum events. There will be a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.

Will I receive a hotel confirmation number?

You will receive a hotel confirmation number 2 weeks prior to the Forum.

Attendee Contact


Who Should Attend?

IANS Forum content is designed for senior-level information security executives across all industries. Attendees include CISOs, CIOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Senior Information Security Architects, and Senior Information Security Engineers.

**CPE credits will be awarded for attending the event.

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