2019 Chicago
Information Security Forum

#IANSChicago #IANSEvents

September 16 - 17, 2019
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

The IANS 2019 Chicago 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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DAY 1

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

Come join us as we welcome you to the Forum.

Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher

Blackstone, Chief Information Security Officer

Adam Fletcher, CISM, is the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone. As a security professional with over 17 years of experience, Adam has worked with global security organizations large and small including McAfee, Nokia, VeriSign, ISS and Accuvant. Adam has a strong technical foundation, developed from roles in security architecture design and implementation, that is complemented by management experience gained from roles leading consulting engagements and global teams of information security professionals. Prior to joining Blackstone, Adam led the International Security team for Equifax, coordinating a global security program across 14 countries, each with different business, regulatory, and privacy requirements.

Phil Gardner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Charting your Course: A Keynote Discussion with Blackstone's CISO Adam Fletcher

with Adam Fletcher and Phil Gardner

With $472B under management, Blackstone is one of the world’s largest and most successful alternative asset managers. Adam Fletcher is their CISO.

Join a discussion where Phil Gardner, IANS’ CEO, asks Adam about himself and his career – what makes him good, how he’s progressed, and why he was selected as Blackstone’s CISO – and what he’s learned (to date) in the journey.

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Tabletop Break

IANS Tabletops gives you an opportunity to connect with information security leaders in a relaxed environment. Come stretch your legs and network with your peers and solution providers over snacks and coffee.

9:50 AM - 10:25 AM

Technology Group 1

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

kevin-johnson

Kevin Johnson

IANS Faculty

Kevin has over 15 years of experience within security working with and performing services for Fortune 100 companies and draws upon his development and system administration background. Kevin is the CEO and Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Instructor at SANS and the author of "Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and ethical Hacking." Other current speaking engagements include DEFCON, ShmooCon as well as Infragard, ISSA and the University of Florida. He founded BASE (web front-end for snort analysis) as well as Samurai WTF live DVD (live environment focused on web pen testing). Two additional projects Kevin founded are Yokoso and Laudanum, which are focused on exploit delivery. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).

10:35 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Roundtable How-To Sessions Secure the Cloud

Achieving Cloud Migration

with Kevin Johnson

Fortune 1000 organizations have a complex legacy of platforms, software and networks, and there’s no single playbook to move it all to a new platform because each piece of infrastructure is so different. But there are ways to achieve success. This session will show you how by addressing:

  • The proper sequence of events?
  • Problems to expect in different industries and from different data types
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Tools of note
  • How Hashicorp and the Shared Responsibility Model can help

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.

Protect Applications and Data

Advancements in Secure Remote Access

with Aaron Turner

The endpoint continues to grower wider and muddier as professionals access company resources from a growing array of mobile devices. This session looks at:

  • How VPNs are evolving
  • Vendors in the space and how they compare
  • Tools and techniques organizations can use to bolster secure remote access
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

DevSecOps Business Cases

with Dave Shackleford

Companies still struggle to get developers and security on the same page. They need case studies to show them where and how DevSecOps successes have happened. To that end, this session explores:

  • Case studies of DevSecOps done right
  • How to measure your maturity for DevSecOps -- Phase 1 to Phase 5, for example
  • How to put the “Shift Left” DevSecOps workflow in place
  • How DevSecOps leads to more secure cloud deployments
  • How to use DevSecOps to improve security in IoT technology when they are at the development stage
ondrej-krehel

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.

Detect, Respond and Recover

The Changing Face of Ransomware

with Ondrej Krehel

Ransomware continues to be a significant problem for many organizations, and it has shown a ferocious ability to evolve. One reason is ransomware as a service, where people with little skill can buy ransomware-making kits online. This session explores:

  • Ways ransomware has evolved in the last 6-12 months
  • What ransomware as a service looks like and why it’s such a problem
  • What vendors are doing to get ahead of the bad guys
11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

Technology Group 1

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

Chris Triolo

Chris Triolo

Respond Software, VP Customer Success

Chris Triolo serves as global Vice President of Customer Success at Respond Software, a Cyber Security start-up that leverages Artificial Intelligence to develop solutions for next-generation Security Operations. Chris Triolo has more than 20 years of information security industry experience.  Starting as a practitioner and growing into leadership roles, Chris has held strategic positions in such industry stalwarts as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Northrop Grumman. Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is based in Denver, Colorado. 

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: The Power of AI to Disrupt Security Ops

with Chris Triolo Many of today’s companies are hesitant to adopt new security technologies – particularly AI.  The truth is AI is successfully disrupting many areas of security operations. Chris will discuss autonomous security driven by AI, probability theory and advanced algorithms: apply reasoning, judgement and experience to identify threats with machines and freeing up our skilled analysts for investigation and response.
kevin-johnson

Kevin Johnson

IANS Faculty

Kevin has over 15 years of experience within security working with and performing services for Fortune 100 companies and draws upon his development and system administration background. Kevin is the CEO and Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Instructor at SANS and the author of "Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and ethical Hacking." Other current speaking engagements include DEFCON, ShmooCon as well as Infragard, ISSA and the University of Florida. He founded BASE (web front-end for snort analysis) as well as Samurai WTF live DVD (live environment focused on web pen testing). Two additional projects Kevin founded are Yokoso and Laudanum, which are focused on exploit delivery. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Afternoon Roundtable Workshop Sessions Detect, Respond and Recover

Insider Threats

with Kevin Johnson

Companies are usually unaware that a malicious insider is up to no good in their networks until it’s too late. They need help knowing how to identify early red flags. To that end, this session will explore:

  • Early red flags to look for
  • Security controls you can put in place to detect and prevent insider threat activity
  • Top insider threat monitoring solutions, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Detection tool essentials
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

Secure the Cloud

Adapting the SOC to a Cloud Environment

with Jake Williams

Security Operations Centers remain rooted in the same tech, procedures and mindsets that existed before the cloud. They need to adapt to life in the cloud, and this session will explore how to get there. Issues addressed include:

  • How an old-world SOC differs from one in the cloud
  • Changes you need to make with your SOC
  • How to make that transition without dropping the ball in either world
  • Skills that need to be picked up in the new cloud-based SOC
  • Examples of cloud detection and response
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

Secure the Cloud

Choosing a Cloud Provider

with Dave Shackleford

There are too many vendors, an over-saturated market and confusion over the security requirements that truly matter vs. the vendor fluff. In this session, you’ll learn how cut through the confusion and address:

  • What the cloud provider landscape look like
  • When to go with a big player as opposed to smaller players
  • Questions you should ask internally before looking at potential providers
  • The right (or wrong) questions to ask prospective cloud providers
ondrej-krehel

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.

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

Bringing Red/Blue/Purple Teaming into Balance

with Ondrej Krehel

Your Red Team does one thing, your Blue Team does the other, and they don’t talk. Companies struggle to get them on the same page and achieve the true value of these exercises. What to do? This session will explore:

  • The most valuable KPIs to use for these activities
  • How to use automation testing to test the effectiveness of a response during an exercise
  • How to leverage balanced scorecards for direct tracking of capabilities
2:25 PM - 3:00 PM

Technology Group 2

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Tabletop Break

IANS Tabletops gives you an opportunity to connect with information security leaders in a relaxed environment. Come stretch your legs and network with your peers and solution providers over snacks and coffee.

3:20 PM - 3:55 PM

Technology Group 2

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

kevin-johnson

Kevin Johnson

IANS Faculty

Kevin has over 15 years of experience within security working with and performing services for Fortune 100 companies and draws upon his development and system administration background. Kevin is the CEO and Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Instructor at SANS and the author of "Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and ethical Hacking." Other current speaking engagements include DEFCON, ShmooCon as well as Infragard, ISSA and the University of Florida. He founded BASE (web front-end for snort analysis) as well as Samurai WTF live DVD (live environment focused on web pen testing). Two additional projects Kevin founded are Yokoso and Laudanum, which are focused on exploit delivery. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).

4:05 PM - 4:40 PM Afternoon Roundtable How-To Sessions Protect Applications and Data

Hybrid Web App Pen Testing

with Kevin Johnson

Companies do not know whether to do manual or automated web app pen testing, or to go with the hybrid approach. To help find answers, this session will explore:

  • How the hybrid approach marks an improvement over the traditional approach
  • The limits of an automation-only approach
  • What you need in a toolkit -- examples: PortSwigger’s Burp Suite Pro (commercial), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (open source)
  • The ideal testing methodology
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

Detect, Respond and Recover

Phishing and Social Engineering: New Solutions to an Old Problem

with Jake Williams

Phishing is an old social engineering technique and organizations have certainly tried to make employees aware of email links they shouldn’t open. But phishing remains a highly successful technique for the bad guys. So what do we keep doing wrong? This session explores:

  • New phishing security tools that may help
  • What organizations can do to enhance security awareness among employees
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

Protect Applications and Data

Getting Control of Container Security

with Dave Shackleford

Fortune 1000 problem: Companies spin up containers quickly, then set them loose with no security due diligence. It’s a process problem as much as a technology issue. Questions to address:

  • How can a company create a more deliberate process to determine when containers are necessary?
  • What is some specific automation or orchestration tools? (Docker Swarm, Kubernates)
  • How does one optimize such tools as AppArmor and SELinuxbecause to prevents a misconfiguration or bug at the container daemon level?
  • What is Docker Notary and how can it add a layer of trust?
  • What are some of the more recent attacks to exploit unsecured containers?

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.

Detect, Respond and Recover

How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOAR

with Aaron Turner

Organizations want their SIEM to alert them in real time, but that’s not happening. Instead, their SIEM only helps determine how a breach occurred after the fact. Practitioners have heard that UEBA and SOAR can be used to overcome the limits of their current SIEM set up, but they seek concrete answers about how it all works and what kind of training and investments are required. In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The specific actions they must take in order to fully understand where their SIEM is hitting the wall
  • A list of ways to tell if their MSSP is properly goaled/resourced/qualified to correlate and alert in real time
  • A clearer understanding of the small and well-defined situations AI/ML is best suited for
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Networking Reception

Come network with your peers! Hors d'eouvres and cocktails will be served!

DAY 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.

jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

IANS Faculty Keynote: Maturing Your Incident Response Team

with Jake Williams

Incident response is a process that oftentimes isn't seen as relevant until it becomes necessary. While it's easy to justify building an initial IR capability, it's often difficult to understand whether your IR team is mature, how mature they are, and what you need to do to mature the capability. In this talk, Jake will cover actionable steps you can take to quickly and effectively mature your incident response program.

9:40 AM - 10:15 AM

Technology Group 2

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

10:25 AM - 11:00 AM

Technology Group 2

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Tabletop Break

IANS Tabletops gives you an opportunity to connect with information security leaders in a relaxed environment. Come stretch your legs and network with your peers and solution providers over snacks and coffee.

dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

11:20 AM - 12:50 PM Detect, Respond and Recover

Breaking a Failed Vulnerability Management Cycle

with Dave Shackleford

Companies have limited resources to keep up with an endless pile of vulnerabilities and patches and need to determine what they keep getting wrong and what others are doing that’s right. This session will explore:

  • Particular tools you should be using to create more automation
  • How to use automation to move through the flaw finding and patching process more quickly
  • Which companies have taken this to the next level
  • What they did to move past the struggle most still find themselves in
  • What the Vulnerability Management Process Workflow is and how will it help
  • How can organizations can ensure data within their SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle databases are secure?
  • Besides Shodan, some other tools that will cast a wider net for vulnerabilities
ondrej-krehel

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.

Detect, Respond and Recover

Cryptojacking & Cryptocurrency Mining: Defensive Measures

with Ondrej Krehel

Cryptojacking malware and crypto mining are eating AWS resources, tying up CPU capacity and costing money. This session will help you fight back by exploring:

  • How to tell if cryptomining malware is in the system
  • How to get the malware out of your systems
  • How to keep it out
  • The most prolific cryptocurrency-based attacks targeting companies
  • How this malware differs from others, such as worms, ransomware and Trojans
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

Detect, Respond and Recover

Deception and Honeypots

with Jake Williams

Companies struggle enough with basic security tasks and don’t truly know if deception/honeypots are worth trying or if they would provide the adequate ROI. To help them reach a better place, this session will explore:

  • What level of operational maturity one must have for honeypots/deception to make sense?
  • How to find balance when it comes to how many doors to leave open for snoopers and would-be thieves
  • The latest honeypot/deception technologies worth deploying
  • The management/technology overhang associated with them?
  • Buying versus building

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.

Protect Applications and Data

Prioritizing Privilege Management

with Aaron Turner

As IT infrastructure gets more complex and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) becomes a reality, one of the few controls we have left is privileged user management (PUM). But it’s difficult to get it right. To advance in the right direction, this session will explore:

  • How to link privileged access management to change management
  • How to identify what is happening with the use of these credentials
  • How to Identify the appropriate tools to use for privileged access management
  • How to handle insider threats related to privilege abuse/misuse
Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel

NETSCOUT, Manager of Threat Intelligence

Richard Hummel has 11 years of experience in the intelligence field and is currently the Threat Intelligence Manager for Arbor Networks' ASERT Research Team. Previously, he served as Manager and Principal Analyst on the FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence’s Financial Gain team. He began his career as a Signals Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army. During the course of his service he became certified in Digital Network Intelligence and supported multiple operations overseas including a deployment to Iraq. After departing from the Army as an enlisted soldier, he began contracting work as a Computer Network Operations analyst in support of the Army. During his tenure as a contractor, he developed many methods and procedures for conducting Cyber Discovery and trained analysts at Army INSCOM HQ's. At FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, he led a team of technical analysts in the tracking, reporting, and analysis of various cyber crime related malware families.

12:50 PM - 1:40 PM

Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: Global Crime, Nation-state, and DDoS Trends

with Richard Hummel The start of 2019 started with a huge uptick in activity across the globe, spanning from a massive increase in the number of IoT malware being distributed to an increase in geopolitical skirmishes between nation states. Couple that with a massive increase in the “juicy middle” (100Gbps – 400Gbps) of DDoS attacks and we have a threat landscape in constant turmoil. Gain some insight and a peak into this ever-churning battle-ground to increase your awareness of threats impacting your organization.
1:50 PM - 2:25 PM

Technology Group 1

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM

Technology Group 1

Join the Technology Spotlight session where Sponsors will present their innovative technology. Each session will last 35 minutes and are both technical and educational in nature. This is your opportunity to stay current on emerging technologies and see what is going on in the space.

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Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

3:20 AM - 4:20 PM Afternoon Roundtable How-To Sessions Secure the Cloud

Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud Environment

with Dave Shackleford

It's difficult to choose and implement security tools that scale in an environment where multiple platforms have different settings, features and requirements. This session will address the technical remedies, including:

  • Differences to accounted for between one platform and the next during tool selection
  • Different vendor and tool categories and how do they compare
  • Pros and cons of multi-cloud access brokers?
ondrej-krehel

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.

Protect Applications and Data

Blockchain: What Your Vendors Have and How to Use It

with Ondrej Krehel

Companies don’t understand how blockchain works inside their security vendor offerings. This session will arm attendees with a stronger foundation by exploring:

  • The use cases around how blockchain enhances security
  • Blockchain-related products that are actually viable
  • How blockchain increase the efficacy of things like vulnerability management and SIEM
  • What CISOs should tell their exec stakeholders about blockchain
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

Detect, Respond and Recover

New Threat Hunting Techniques

with Jake Williams

Attackers keep evolving their tactics, making it increasingly difficult for traditional forensic techniques to keep up. It’s time to get proactive – and that’s where threat hunting comes into play. This session explores the latest techniques in that area, and how to:

  • Position hunt teams to directly increase the overall maturity (and ROI) of their monitoring and detection capabilities
  • Detect abnormal patterns of behavior

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.

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

Cutting Through the AI/ML Vendor Hype

with Aaron Turner

Vendors hype the benefits of AI/ML too broadly when it’s really meant for small, well-defined situations. This session will address the following:

  • When we say AI/ML is for small or well-defined situations, what are examples of those?
  • What are specific examples of where AI/ML works, and where it doesn’t?
4:20 PM - 4:35 PM

Closing Ceremonies

Join us for closing remarks and the chance to win prizes!

2019 Chicago Speakers

Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher

Blackstone, Chief Information Security Officer

Adam Fletcher, CISM, is the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone. As a security professional with over 17 years of experience, Adam has worked with global security organizations large and small including McAfee, Nokia, VeriSign, ISS and Accuvant. Adam has a strong technical foundation, developed from roles in security architecture design and implementation, that is complemented by management experience gained from roles leading consulting engagements and global teams of information security professionals. Prior to joining Blackstone, Adam led the International Security team for Equifax, coordinating a global security program across 14 countries, each with different business, regulatory, and privacy requirements.

Presentations
  • Charting your Course: A Keynote Discussion with Blackstone's CISO Adam FletcherDAY 18:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Richard Hummel

Richard Hummel

NETSCOUT, Manager of Threat Intelligence

Richard Hummel has 11 years of experience in the intelligence field and is currently the Threat Intelligence Manager for Arbor Networks' ASERT Research Team. Previously, he served as Manager and Principal Analyst on the FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence’s Financial Gain team. He began his career as a Signals Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army. During the course of his service he became certified in Digital Network Intelligence and supported multiple operations overseas including a deployment to Iraq. After departing from the Army as an enlisted soldier, he began contracting work as a Computer Network Operations analyst in support of the Army. During his tenure as a contractor, he developed many methods and procedures for conducting Cyber Discovery and trained analysts at Army INSCOM HQ's. At FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, he led a team of technical analysts in the tracking, reporting, and analysis of various cyber crime related malware families.

Presentations
  • Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: Global Crime, Nation-state, and DDoS TrendsDAY 212:50 PM - 1:40 PM
kevin-johnson

Kevin Johnson

IANS Faculty

Kevin has over 15 years of experience within security working with and performing services for Fortune 100 companies and draws upon his development and system administration background. Kevin is the CEO and Principal Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. Previously, Kevin was a Senior Instructor at SANS and the author of "Security 542: Web Application Penetration Testing and ethical Hacking." Other current speaking engagements include DEFCON, ShmooCon as well as Infragard, ISSA and the University of Florida. He founded BASE (web front-end for snort analysis) as well as Samurai WTF live DVD (live environment focused on web pen testing). Two additional projects Kevin founded are Yokoso and Laudanum, which are focused on exploit delivery. In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Star Wars fan and member of the 501st Legion (Star Wars charity group).

Presentations
  • Achieving Cloud MigrationDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Insider ThreatsDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Hybrid Web App Pen TestingDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
ondrej-krehel

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.

Presentations
  • The Changing Face of RansomwareDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Bringing Red/Blue/Purple Teaming into BalanceDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Blockchain: What Your Vendors Have and How to Use ItDAY 23:20 AM - 4:20 PM
  • Cryptojacking & Cryptocurrency Mining: Defensive MeasuresDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

Dave is Lead Faculty at IANS. He is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Voodoo Security, and has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. Dave is also a SANS analyst, instructor, and course author, as well as a board member with the SANS Technology Institute. He is a VMware vExpert, and has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He's the author of the Sybex book "Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments", leads the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and co-chairs the CSA Top Threats to Cloud Working Group. Dave has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave has his CISSP and SANS GIAC, and received his Bachelor's degree in Microbiology/Psychology and Computer Information Systems, and also has an MBA from GA Tech, GA State, and Kennesaw State University. When he has time, Dave enjoys running, camping, cooking and playing music (piano, guitar and DJing).

Presentations
  • DevSecOps Business CasesDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Choosing a Cloud ProviderDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Getting Control of Container SecurityDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud EnvironmentDAY 23:20 AM - 4:20 PM
  • Breaking a Failed Vulnerability Management CycleDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM
Chris Triolo

Chris Triolo

Respond Software, VP Customer Success

Chris Triolo serves as global Vice President of Customer Success at Respond Software, a Cyber Security start-up that leverages Artificial Intelligence to develop solutions for next-generation Security Operations. Chris Triolo has more than 20 years of information security industry experience.  Starting as a practitioner and growing into leadership roles, Chris has held strategic positions in such industry stalwarts as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, and Northrop Grumman. Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is based in Denver, Colorado. 

Presentations
  • Lunch & Sponsor Keynote: The Power of AI to Disrupt Security OpsDAY 112:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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.

Presentations
  • Advancements in Secure Remote AccessDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOARDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Cutting Through the AI/ML Vendor HypeDAY 23:20 AM - 4:20 PM
  • Prioritizing Privilege ManagementDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake Williams, the founder of Rendition Infosec, has almost two decades of experience in secure network design, penetration testing, incident response, forensics and malware reverse engineering. Prior to founding Rendition Infosec, Williams worked with various government agencies in information security and CNO roles. He also works with SANS where he teaches and authors courses in Malware Reverse Engineering, Memory Forensics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Advanced Exploit Development. He is the two-time victor of the annual DC3 Forensics Challenge. He has spoken at Blackhat, DEFCON, Shmoocon, CEIC, RSA, EnFuse, and DC3 Conference (among others). His research areas include automating incident response throughout the enterprise, threat modeling and analysis, binary analysis, and malware C2. The primary focus of his work is increasing enterprise security by presenting complex topics in a way that anyone can understand.

Presentations
  • Adapting the SOC to a Cloud EnvironmentDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Phishing and Social Engineering: New Solutions to an Old ProblemDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • New Threat Hunting TechniquesDAY 23:20 AM - 4:20 PM
  • IANS Faculty Keynote: Maturing Your Incident Response TeamDAY 29:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Deception and HoneypotsDAY 211:20 AM - 12:50 PM

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