2019 Minneapolis Super Symposium
Vulnerability Management & Cloud Security Roadmap

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

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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.

In this 5-hour Symposium, IANS Faculty member Jake Williams will help attendees better understand what they may be doing wrong and send them back to their organizations with better solutions that include:

  • Particular tools to use to create more automation
  • Using automation to move through the flaw-finding and patching process more quickly
  • A list of methods used by companies that have taken their programs to the next level
  • Instructions on how to use the Vulnerability Management Process Workflow
  • Instructions to ensure data within the SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle databases are secure
  • Tools like Shodan that will cast a wider vulnerability net


Anyone responsible for patch management in their organizations, particularly those who are already well on their way to surfacing and addressing these challenges.

Securing the cloud is fundamentally different from how it’s done on-premises, with sensitive tools and data living outside the seemingly more-controllable confines of company headquarters. But there are very few guidebooks or clear methods to ensure adequate protection. Leading-edge organizations are doing amazing things with cloud-native and DevSecOps approaches, but they’ve matured their security operational capabilities the hard way.

Security practitioners feel the urgency to move resources to the cloud but face an intractable skills gap and other challenges. They want to know how to overcome these obstacles, with clear objectives and milestones to guide them.

Led by an IANS Faculty member Mike Rothman, this 5-hour symposium will help attendees find the answers, and return to their organizations with solutions that include:

  • A roadmap to build secure and resilient cloud-based applications and infrastructure
  • A three-phased approach to mature cloud security operations
  • Cutting-edge secure cloud design patterns
  • A list of native cloud features to use, from networking and identity management to application security and serverless architectures


This symposium is designed for:

  • CISOs – technical and managerial
  • Security architects
  • Security operations personnel

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

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2019 Minneapolis Super Symposium Facilitators


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. Mike graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

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.

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Rooms: Studio A/B & Studio C/D

Attendee Qualification

This Symposium is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Symposium to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Symposiums are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.

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