2019 Charlotte
Information Security Forum

#IANSCharlotte #IANSEvents

September 25 - 26, 2019
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC

The IANS 2019 Charlotte 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.
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Address

More information coming soon.
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.
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

10:35 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Roundtable How-To Sessions Improve Infrastructure and Ops

Advances in Network Visibility

with Mike Rothman

Network security and monitoring remains essential in light of increasing volumes of data and an ever-expanding threat landscape, but comprehensive network visibility is hard, and organizations need better guidance. This session aims to provide that by looking at:

  • What organizations are missing and which vendors and techniques can help
joff-thyer

Joff Thyer

IANS, Faculty

Joff has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has mentored "Intrusion Detection in Depth" and taught "Python for Penetration Testers" for the SANS Institute. Currently Joff is a Researcher and Penetration Tester with Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). He helps lead the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. Joff holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and holds the GIAC certifications GPEN, GWAPT, and GXPN. In his free time, he is a host on the Security Weekly podcast and contributes to open-source projects.

Protect Applications and Data

Hybrid Web App Pen Testing

with Joff Thyer

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
jason-gillam

Jason Gillam

IANS Faculty

Jason has over 15 years of industry experience including software design, architecture, and security testing. He graduated from Royal Military College of Canada where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering. Jason was the tech lead for Bank of America's Security by Design team for several years, and is currently a Senior Security Consultant at Secure Ideas, LLC. He is author of many extensions for Burp Suite, and is a contributor to several other projects including SamuraiWTF, MobiSec, and Laudanum. Jason has spoken multiple events including BSides and ISSA Charlotte.

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

DevSecOps Business Cases

with Jason Gillam

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
mike-saurbaugh

Mike Saurbaugh

IANS Faculty

Mike is the Director of Technical Alliances with Cofense, (formerly, PhishMe). Prior to Cofense, Mike spent nearly two decades in financial services and was the head of information security for 12 years as well as having led IT operations. Mike was involved from the onset with Security Current when it launched and served as the research director leading a number of strategic projects for global security vendors and CISOs. Also, Mike is a mentor with Queen City Fintech, in Charlotte, NC, and has a security consulting LLC where he conducts independent advisory and risk assessment engagements. Mike holds a Master's of Science in Information Assurance from Walsh College and is a member of two college information security curriculum advisory committees. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, workout, drive his Jeep Wrangler, and cook for those who love great food and drinks.

Detect, Respond and Recover

Phishing and Social Engineering: New Solutions to an Old Problem

with Mike Saurbaugh

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
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.
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address

More information coming soon.
bill-dean

Bill Dean

IANS Faculty

Bill is a Senior Manager in LBMC’s Information Security Services division and is responsible for incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and overall litigation support. Bill has more than 20 years of information technology experience with a specialty in information security and digital forensics for the past 10 years. Prior to LBMC, he served as the Director of Security Assessments and Digital Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. Bill was also the founder of Forensic Discoveries, before merging with Sword & Shield Enterprise Security and served as a senior security analyst responsible for information security for a large healthcare organization. In these roles, he was responsible for digital forensics to support litigation, incident response services, penetration testing, and overall security defense posture. Bill's roles have included delivering penetration testing and incident response services to companies around the world. Additionally, he consults with organizations of all sizes in security topics related to endpoint protection, vulnerability assessments, network forensics, incident response and overall hardening and monitoring of infrastructures. Lastly, Bill conducts digital forensic investigations and electronic discovery services to support litigation efforts. In these roles, he has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal Courts and Tennessee State Courts. Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Additionally, Bill is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard Board member. Bill holds an A.S. in Computer Science from Walters State Community College and a BS in Information Technology from Information Technology.

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

Insider Threats

with Bill Dean

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
teri-radichel

Teri Radichel

IANS Faculty

Teri Radichel was on the original team that helped Capital One, the first major US Bank to use AWS, move production workloads to the cloud. She then architected a SAAS IOT solution for firewalls connecting to the cloud for a security vendor. She also led a cloud team of 30 people and delivered a secure CI/CD pipeline based on her white paper, Balancing Security and Innovation with Event Driven Automation. Now she focuses on training, penetration testing, and cloud security assessments. She also enjoys security research and writing. You can find her articles in publications like Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and her cloud security blog. Teri has presented on cloud security at conferences like RSA, AWS re:Invent, Countermeasure IT, SANS Networking, SANS Cloud Summit, and BSides. She is an AWS Hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers meetup which has almost 3,000 members. She received the 2017 SANS Differences Makers Award and was on the initial SANS cloud security curriculum advisory board. She now offers training through IANS Summits and other venues. Cybersecurity certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, GREM, GPEN, GXPN

Secure the Cloud

Adapting the SOC to a Cloud Environment

with Teri Radichel

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
jason-gillam

Jason Gillam

IANS Faculty

Jason has over 15 years of industry experience including software design, architecture, and security testing. He graduated from Royal Military College of Canada where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering. Jason was the tech lead for Bank of America's Security by Design team for several years, and is currently a Senior Security Consultant at Secure Ideas, LLC. He is author of many extensions for Burp Suite, and is a contributor to several other projects including SamuraiWTF, MobiSec, and Laudanum. Jason has spoken multiple events including BSides and ISSA Charlotte.

Secure the Cloud

Choosing a Cloud Provider

with Jason Gillam

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
joff-thyer

Joff Thyer

IANS, Faculty

Joff has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has mentored "Intrusion Detection in Depth" and taught "Python for Penetration Testers" for the SANS Institute. Currently Joff is a Researcher and Penetration Tester with Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). He helps lead the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. Joff holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and holds the GIAC certifications GPEN, GWAPT, and GXPN. In his free time, he is a host on the Security Weekly podcast and contributes to open-source projects.

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

Bringing Red/Blue/Purple Teaming into Balance

with Joff Thyer

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.
bill-dean

Bill Dean

IANS Faculty

Bill is a Senior Manager in LBMC’s Information Security Services division and is responsible for incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and overall litigation support. Bill has more than 20 years of information technology experience with a specialty in information security and digital forensics for the past 10 years. Prior to LBMC, he served as the Director of Security Assessments and Digital Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. Bill was also the founder of Forensic Discoveries, before merging with Sword & Shield Enterprise Security and served as a senior security analyst responsible for information security for a large healthcare organization. In these roles, he was responsible for digital forensics to support litigation, incident response services, penetration testing, and overall security defense posture. Bill's roles have included delivering penetration testing and incident response services to companies around the world. Additionally, he consults with organizations of all sizes in security topics related to endpoint protection, vulnerability assessments, network forensics, incident response and overall hardening and monitoring of infrastructures. Lastly, Bill conducts digital forensic investigations and electronic discovery services to support litigation efforts. In these roles, he has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal Courts and Tennessee State Courts. Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Additionally, Bill is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard Board member. Bill holds an A.S. in Computer Science from Walters State Community College and a BS in Information Technology from Information Technology.

4:05 PM - 4:40 PM Afternoon Roundtable How-To Sessions Detect, Respond and Recover

The Changing Face of Ransomware

with Bill Dean

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
teri-radichel

Teri Radichel

IANS Faculty

Teri Radichel was on the original team that helped Capital One, the first major US Bank to use AWS, move production workloads to the cloud. She then architected a SAAS IOT solution for firewalls connecting to the cloud for a security vendor. She also led a cloud team of 30 people and delivered a secure CI/CD pipeline based on her white paper, Balancing Security and Innovation with Event Driven Automation. Now she focuses on training, penetration testing, and cloud security assessments. She also enjoys security research and writing. You can find her articles in publications like Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and her cloud security blog. Teri has presented on cloud security at conferences like RSA, AWS re:Invent, Countermeasure IT, SANS Networking, SANS Cloud Summit, and BSides. She is an AWS Hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers meetup which has almost 3,000 members. She received the 2017 SANS Differences Makers Award and was on the initial SANS cloud security curriculum advisory board. She now offers training through IANS Summits and other venues. Cybersecurity certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, GREM, GPEN, GXPN

Secure the Cloud

Achieving Cloud Migration

with Teri Radichel

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
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

Detect, Respond and Recover

How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOAR

with Mike Rothman

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
joff-thyer

Joff Thyer

IANS, Faculty

Joff has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has mentored "Intrusion Detection in Depth" and taught "Python for Penetration Testers" for the SANS Institute. Currently Joff is a Researcher and Penetration Tester with Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). He helps lead the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. Joff holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and holds the GIAC certifications GPEN, GWAPT, and GXPN. In his free time, he is a host on the Security Weekly podcast and contributes to open-source projects.

Protect Applications and Data

Getting Control of Container Security

with Joff Thyer

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?
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.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Address

More information coming soon.
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.
mike-saurbaugh

Mike Saurbaugh

IANS Faculty

Mike is the Director of Technical Alliances with Cofense, (formerly, PhishMe). Prior to Cofense, Mike spent nearly two decades in financial services and was the head of information security for 12 years as well as having led IT operations. Mike was involved from the onset with Security Current when it launched and served as the research director leading a number of strategic projects for global security vendors and CISOs. Also, Mike is a mentor with Queen City Fintech, in Charlotte, NC, and has a security consulting LLC where he conducts independent advisory and risk assessment engagements. Mike holds a Master's of Science in Information Assurance from Walsh College and is a member of two college information security curriculum advisory committees. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, workout, drive his Jeep Wrangler, and cook for those who love great food and drinks.

11:20 AM - 11:50 PM Morning Roundtable How-To Sessions Detect, Respond and Recover

How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOAR

with Mike Saurbaugh

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
teri-radichel

Teri Radichel

IANS Faculty

Teri Radichel was on the original team that helped Capital One, the first major US Bank to use AWS, move production workloads to the cloud. She then architected a SAAS IOT solution for firewalls connecting to the cloud for a security vendor. She also led a cloud team of 30 people and delivered a secure CI/CD pipeline based on her white paper, Balancing Security and Innovation with Event Driven Automation. Now she focuses on training, penetration testing, and cloud security assessments. She also enjoys security research and writing. You can find her articles in publications like Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and her cloud security blog. Teri has presented on cloud security at conferences like RSA, AWS re:Invent, Countermeasure IT, SANS Networking, SANS Cloud Summit, and BSides. She is an AWS Hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers meetup which has almost 3,000 members. She received the 2017 SANS Differences Makers Award and was on the initial SANS cloud security curriculum advisory board. She now offers training through IANS Summits and other venues. Cybersecurity certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, GREM, GPEN, GXPN

Detect, Respond and Recover

Cryptojacking & Cryptocurrency Mining: Defensive Measures

with Teri Radichel

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
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

Detect, Respond and Recover

Deception and Honeypots

with Mike Rothman

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
jason-gillam

Jason Gillam

IANS Faculty

Jason has over 15 years of industry experience including software design, architecture, and security testing. He graduated from Royal Military College of Canada where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering. Jason was the tech lead for Bank of America's Security by Design team for several years, and is currently a Senior Security Consultant at Secure Ideas, LLC. He is author of many extensions for Burp Suite, and is a contributor to several other projects including SamuraiWTF, MobiSec, and Laudanum. Jason has spoken multiple events including BSides and ISSA Charlotte.

Secure the Cloud

Multi-cloud Deployments: People, Process, Technology

with Jason Gillam

The process to align controls, capabilities and governance is a mess, with misaligned team reporting structures and central management that fails to span environments. This session will explore:

  • How to compare/contrast controls between multiple PaaS/IaaS environments
  • How to evolve Identity and Access Management for multi-cloud deployments
  • Which controls lend themselves to centralization and multiple cloud environments
  • How to adapt governance, risk assessment and critical security processes for multi-cloud deployments
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address

More information coming soon.
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.
mike-saurbaugh

Mike Saurbaugh

IANS Faculty

Mike is the Director of Technical Alliances with Cofense, (formerly, PhishMe). Prior to Cofense, Mike spent nearly two decades in financial services and was the head of information security for 12 years as well as having led IT operations. Mike was involved from the onset with Security Current when it launched and served as the research director leading a number of strategic projects for global security vendors and CISOs. Also, Mike is a mentor with Queen City Fintech, in Charlotte, NC, and has a security consulting LLC where he conducts independent advisory and risk assessment engagements. Mike holds a Master's of Science in Information Assurance from Walsh College and is a member of two college information security curriculum advisory committees. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, workout, drive his Jeep Wrangler, and cook for those who love great food and drinks.

3:30 AM - 4:30 PM Afternoon Roundtable How-To Sessions Advance Your Team

Case Study: Building a Better Security Culture

with Mike Saurbaugh

Companies struggle to find a successful recipe for their security culture and need a concrete example of what another company has done to get it right. This session will offer:

  • A case study for a company that has succeeded in growing a true security culture
  • Three things you can do to change that trajectory and actually make your program effective
  • Ways to expand the team with non-traditional security staff (i.e. ambassadors/champions)
teri-radichel

Teri Radichel

IANS Faculty

Teri Radichel was on the original team that helped Capital One, the first major US Bank to use AWS, move production workloads to the cloud. She then architected a SAAS IOT solution for firewalls connecting to the cloud for a security vendor. She also led a cloud team of 30 people and delivered a secure CI/CD pipeline based on her white paper, Balancing Security and Innovation with Event Driven Automation. Now she focuses on training, penetration testing, and cloud security assessments. She also enjoys security research and writing. You can find her articles in publications like Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and her cloud security blog. Teri has presented on cloud security at conferences like RSA, AWS re:Invent, Countermeasure IT, SANS Networking, SANS Cloud Summit, and BSides. She is an AWS Hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers meetup which has almost 3,000 members. She received the 2017 SANS Differences Makers Award and was on the initial SANS cloud security curriculum advisory board. She now offers training through IANS Summits and other venues. Cybersecurity certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, GREM, GPEN, GXPN

Secure the Cloud

Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud Environment

with Teri Radichel

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?
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

Improve Infrastructure and Ops

Vendor Optimization: Thinning the Herd

with Mike Rothman

There are too many security vendors that have expanded offerings in a way that has created a lot of overlap and complexity within Fortune 1000 companies’ environments. This session will explore:

  • How to do an assessment and logically start pruning your stack
  • How one tool can replace several others without loss of functionality or controls coverage
  • The most important questions to ask your existing and prospective vendors in order to determine where the overlap exists
  • Specific examples of what you can kill?
  • Integrations between products that currently exist but are not being leveraged
bill-dean

Bill Dean

IANS Faculty

Bill is a Senior Manager in LBMC’s Information Security Services division and is responsible for incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and overall litigation support. Bill has more than 20 years of information technology experience with a specialty in information security and digital forensics for the past 10 years. Prior to LBMC, he served as the Director of Security Assessments and Digital Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. Bill was also the founder of Forensic Discoveries, before merging with Sword & Shield Enterprise Security and served as a senior security analyst responsible for information security for a large healthcare organization. In these roles, he was responsible for digital forensics to support litigation, incident response services, penetration testing, and overall security defense posture. Bill's roles have included delivering penetration testing and incident response services to companies around the world. Additionally, he consults with organizations of all sizes in security topics related to endpoint protection, vulnerability assessments, network forensics, incident response and overall hardening and monitoring of infrastructures. Lastly, Bill conducts digital forensic investigations and electronic discovery services to support litigation efforts. In these roles, he has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal Courts and Tennessee State Courts. Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Additionally, Bill is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard Board member. Bill holds an A.S. in Computer Science from Walters State Community College and a BS in Information Technology from Information Technology.

Detect, Respond and Recover

New Threat Hunting Techniques

with Bill Dean

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
4:20 PM - 4:35 PM

Closing Ceremonies

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

2019 Charlotte Speakers

bill-dean

Bill Dean

IANS Faculty

Bill is a Senior Manager in LBMC’s Information Security Services division and is responsible for incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and overall litigation support. Bill has more than 20 years of information technology experience with a specialty in information security and digital forensics for the past 10 years. Prior to LBMC, he served as the Director of Security Assessments and Digital Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. Bill was also the founder of Forensic Discoveries, before merging with Sword & Shield Enterprise Security and served as a senior security analyst responsible for information security for a large healthcare organization. In these roles, he was responsible for digital forensics to support litigation, incident response services, penetration testing, and overall security defense posture. Bill's roles have included delivering penetration testing and incident response services to companies around the world. Additionally, he consults with organizations of all sizes in security topics related to endpoint protection, vulnerability assessments, network forensics, incident response and overall hardening and monitoring of infrastructures. Lastly, Bill conducts digital forensic investigations and electronic discovery services to support litigation efforts. In these roles, he has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal Courts and Tennessee State Courts. Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Additionally, Bill is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA). He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard Board member. Bill holds an A.S. in Computer Science from Walters State Community College and a BS in Information Technology from Information Technology.

Presentations
  • Insider ThreatsDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • The Changing Face of RansomwareDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • New Threat Hunting TechniquesDAY 23:30 AM - 4:30 PM
jason-gillam

Jason Gillam

IANS Faculty

Jason has over 15 years of industry experience including software design, architecture, and security testing. He graduated from Royal Military College of Canada where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering. Jason was the tech lead for Bank of America's Security by Design team for several years, and is currently a Senior Security Consultant at Secure Ideas, LLC. He is author of many extensions for Burp Suite, and is a contributor to several other projects including SamuraiWTF, MobiSec, and Laudanum. Jason has spoken multiple events including BSides and ISSA Charlotte.

Presentations
  • DevSecOps Business CasesDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Choosing a Cloud ProviderDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Multi-cloud Deployments: People, Process, TechnologyDAY 211:20 AM - 11:50 PM
teri-radichel

Teri Radichel

IANS Faculty

Teri Radichel was on the original team that helped Capital One, the first major US Bank to use AWS, move production workloads to the cloud. She then architected a SAAS IOT solution for firewalls connecting to the cloud for a security vendor. She also led a cloud team of 30 people and delivered a secure CI/CD pipeline based on her white paper, Balancing Security and Innovation with Event Driven Automation. Now she focuses on training, penetration testing, and cloud security assessments. She also enjoys security research and writing. You can find her articles in publications like Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, and her cloud security blog. Teri has presented on cloud security at conferences like RSA, AWS re:Invent, Countermeasure IT, SANS Networking, SANS Cloud Summit, and BSides. She is an AWS Hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers meetup which has almost 3,000 members. She received the 2017 SANS Differences Makers Award and was on the initial SANS cloud security curriculum advisory board. She now offers training through IANS Summits and other venues. Cybersecurity certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, GREM, GPEN, GXPN

Presentations
  • Adapting the SOC to a Cloud EnvironmentDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Achieving Cloud MigrationDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Security Tools for a Multi-Platform Cloud EnvironmentDAY 23:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Cryptojacking & Cryptocurrency Mining: Defensive MeasuresDAY 211:20 AM - 11:50 PM
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

Presentations
  • Advances in Network VisibilityDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOARDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Vendor Optimization: Thinning the HerdDAY 23:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Deception and HoneypotsDAY 211:20 AM - 11:50 PM
mike-saurbaugh

Mike Saurbaugh

IANS Faculty

Mike is the Director of Technical Alliances with Cofense, (formerly, PhishMe). Prior to Cofense, Mike spent nearly two decades in financial services and was the head of information security for 12 years as well as having led IT operations. Mike was involved from the onset with Security Current when it launched and served as the research director leading a number of strategic projects for global security vendors and CISOs. Also, Mike is a mentor with Queen City Fintech, in Charlotte, NC, and has a security consulting LLC where he conducts independent advisory and risk assessment engagements. Mike holds a Master's of Science in Information Assurance from Walsh College and is a member of two college information security curriculum advisory committees. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, workout, drive his Jeep Wrangler, and cook for those who love great food and drinks.

Presentations
  • Phishing and Social Engineering: New Solutions to an Old ProblemDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Case Study: Building a Better Security CultureDAY 23:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • How to Fill SIEM Gaps with UEBA/SOARDAY 211:20 AM - 11:50 PM
joff-thyer

Joff Thyer

IANS, Faculty

Joff has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry in roles such as enterprise network architect and network security defender. He has mentored "Intrusion Detection in Depth" and taught "Python for Penetration Testers" for the SANS Institute. Currently Joff is a Researcher and Penetration Tester with Black Hills Information Security (BHIS). He helps lead the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. Joff holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and holds the GIAC certifications GPEN, GWAPT, and GXPN. In his free time, he is a host on the Security Weekly podcast and contributes to open-source projects.

Presentations
  • Hybrid Web App Pen TestingDAY 110:35 AM - 11:10 AM
  • Bringing Red/Blue/Purple Teaming into BalanceDAY 11:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Getting Control of Container SecurityDAY 14:05 PM - 4:40 PM

Event: Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Hotel: The Westin Charlotte

601 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Room Rate:

$289

per night plus tax

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