2020 Chicago/Columbus Virtual
Information Security Forum

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Web Conference, Chicago/Columbus, IL/OH

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Web Conference, Chicago, IL & Columbus, OH

The Chicago/Columbus Forum is designed for information security practitioners across all industries to dive deep on specific topics, share insights, and network with peers in a virtual environment. This one-day event will feature keynote speeches, IANS Faculty presentations, ‘Ask Me Anything’ topic lounges, and ‘Explore the Floor’ sessions to engage with solution providers.

IANS Forum content spans the depth and breadth of the entire security function. Attendees include but are not limited to CISOs, VPs and Managing Directors of Information Security, Information Security Architects, and Information Security Engineers.

Please note: This virtual event is intended for practitioners from the Chicago and Columbus metro areas. For people outside of these regions who wish to join, attendance is subject to capacity. We will inform out-of-metro registrants on the status of their registration one week in advance of the event.

 

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Agenda

Ed-Skoudis

Ed Skoudis

SANS Instructor and Fellow Founder, Counter Hack

Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 20,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and Instructor. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.

Ed led the team that built NetWars, the low-cost, widely used cyber training and skills assessment ranges relied upon by military units and corporations with major assets at risk. His team also built CyberCity, the fully authentic urban cyber warfare simulator that was featured on the front page of the Washington Post. He was also the expert called in by the White House to test the security viability of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) that now protects US Government networks and lead the team that first publicly demonstrated significant security flaws in virtual machine technology. He has a rare capability of translating advanced technical knowledge into easy-to-master guidance as the popularity of his step-by-step Counter Hack books testifies. Ed earned an M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, summa cum laude.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Franken-Breach: Warding off the Latest Breach Monsters

with Ed Skoudis

Despite all our efforts, large-scale cybersecurity breaches haven’t slowed down one bit. Mix in the latest ransomware, and things are more dangerous now than never. And while most organizations are rightfully trying to prevent a breach -- what happens if, Heaven forbid, your organization succumbs to one of these nefarious monsters? In this lively session, Ed Skoudis will:

  • Discuss lessons learned from work on more than 150 breach cases
  • Provide guidance on how to prepare for and respond to a breach
  • Present strategies & tactics to minimize damage and accelerate recovery

The session will provide an end-to-end look at breach preparedness and response with actionable guidance you can take away to bolster your processes.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out and network with the information security solution providers sponsoring the Virtual Forum. You’ll have the opportunity to view videos, ask questions, live chat, and download case studies and other materials – all while earning points for the leaderboard.

jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Application Security: Fixing the Legacy Problem

with Jake Williams

Large companies – especially post-M&A – tend to ignore legacy apps in favor of implementing new technology. This results in old apps sitting on the network with vulnerabilities attackers easily exploit. This session explores how to:

  • Protect legacy apps long enough to either come up with a graceful transition or update them
  • Design a more effective, advanced and automated inventory process
  • Get a better sense for how to triage the most troublesome apps
  • Better optimize unused features in older apps before rushing to new apps
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Security Operations

Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis Management

with Dave Kennedy

Security teams are getting better at the technical side of incident response, but crisis management is still a pain point. This session details how to quickly and efficiently manage a crisis when the crush is on. This session explores:

  • Tips to help first responders take charge, including the art of speaking in short sentences and keeping a journal
  • Case study: What we can learn from the SEAL team approach
  • How integrating OODA (observe, orient, decide and act) Loop principals across the culture results in a faster, more effective crisis response
  • How agreed-on values and beliefs guide decision-making when pressure is extreme
  • How leaders’ character, substance and style impact those around them
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

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

Security Architecture

Cloud Open Source Tools/Techniques: When They Work and When They Don’t

with Dave Shackleford

To use open source security architecture tools properly, security teams must first understand where they stand on the maturity curve. Tools that are useful in smaller, less mature environments, may not work for more advanced operations. This session offers step-by-step guidance to determine where your team fits, including:

  • Whether your organization is cloud native or multi-cloud
  • Gauging the right time to go forward with open source
  • Once ready, deciding which tools will be most helpful
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out and network with the information security solution providers sponsoring the Virtual Forum. You’ll have the opportunity to view videos, ask questions, live chat, and download case studies and other materials – all while earning points for the leaderboard.

george-gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM GRC

Ask Me Anything: Compliance Challenges in the Coming Year

with George Gerchow

In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member George Gerchow questions about compliance challenges ahead – from upcoming action items for privacy laws in California, New York and other states, to those regarding possible new regulations on the horizon.

dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

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

Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and Downturn

with Dave Shackleford

In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Dave Shackleford questions about your challenges around maintaining security amid the shift to remote work and the economic pressure that is forcing many companies to do more with less.

jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Security Operations

Ask Me Anything: Reducing Security's Cost Responsibilities

with Jake Williams

In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Jake Williams questions about creative ways to find savings amid the economic downturn – whether it’s through tech licensing, storage or de-duplication of vendors.

11:45 AM - 12:15 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out and network with the information security solution providers sponsoring the Virtual Forum. You’ll have the opportunity to view videos, ask questions, live chat, and download case studies and other materials – all while earning points for the leaderboard.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Building a Smart Bug Bounty Program

with Jake Williams

Both small and large security teams need to ensure their bug bounty programs strike the right balance between what’s managed in-house and what’s outsourced. They also need a checklist of questions to keep vendors accountable. This session focuses on those details, including:

  • How to tell if vendors are taking sufficient measures to combat white noise
  • How to handle the influx of commodity vulnerabilities vs. real-deal flaws
  • Whether or not certain bug bounty vendors do background checks on the researchers they use
  • How to handle the people/politics of managing bug bounty programs
  • Which elements of a bug bounty program belong in-house and which belong with the vendor
george-gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

Security Architecture

Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business Cases

with George Gerchow

Companies still struggle to get developers and security on the same page. It’s time to learn from those who’ve notched DevSecOps successes. This session explores:

  • Case studies of DevSecOps done right
  • How to measure your maturity for DevSecOps (Phase 1 to Phase 5)
  • Putting the “Shift Left” DevSecOps workflow in place
  • How DevSecOps creates secure cloud deployments
  • How to use DevSecOps to improve internet-of-things (IoT) security at the development stage
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

GRC

Managing Privacy and Risk in the Social Media Age

with Dave Kennedy

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t going anywhere. Security teams need the latest best practices for monitoring and effectively locking down employee social media use to avoid being an easy target for attackers. This session explores:

  • Where current methods of tracking employee social media use fail and how to fix it
  • Tools and techniques to quickly find and eradicate malware injected into company networks via social media usage
  • How well (or not so well) cloud-based email systems interact with social media platforms
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out and network with the information security solution providers sponsoring the Virtual Forum. You’ll have the opportunity to view videos, ask questions, live chat, and download case studies and other materials – all while earning points for the leaderboard.

dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

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

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Security Architecture

Prioritizing Privilege Access Management, Step by Step

with Dave Shackleford

To secure cloud and on-premises access -- and meet compliance requirements -- privileged access management (PAM) is the tool for the job. But it’s difficult to get right. To advance in the right direction, this session will explore how to:

  • Link privileged access management to IT ops and DevOps
  • Identify the appropriate tools to use
  • Detect and stop insider threats and other threats from misusing privileged access
  • Measure and demonstrate the success of a PAM security capability
george-gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

Security Architecture

Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the Cloud

with George Gerchow

Security teams are increasingly operating in the cloud but need step-by-step guidance on how to transition from on-prem to cloud-based SOC. This session explores:

  • How to perform the same functions on-prem and in the cloud simultaneously
  • How best to manage logging in multi-cloud environments
  • More effective ways to deal with the risks around containerization and serverless environments
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Threats & Vulnerabilities

Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2020

with Dave Kennedy

Ransomware continues to be a significant problem for many organizations, and it has shown a ferocious ability to evolve. This session explores:

  • Case studies from the news: What victims did wrong and what they did right
  • Tools and techniques to use if an initial attack is successful
  • A look at how tactics differ for small teams vs. large teams
  • How to account for ransomware attacks in your incident response plan

2020 Chicago/Columbus Virtual Speakers

george-gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

Presentations
  • Ask Me Anything: Compliance Challenges in the Coming YearAgenda11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business CasesAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the CloudAgenda2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
dave-kennedy

Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

Presentations
  • Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Managing Privacy and Risk in the Social Media AgeAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Ransomware: Defense and Recovery Tactics for 2020Agenda2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
dave-shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty

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

Presentations
  • Cloud Open Source Tools/Techniques: When They Work and When They Don’tAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and DownturnAgenda11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Prioritizing Privilege Access Management, Step by StepAgenda2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Ed-Skoudis

Ed Skoudis

SANS Instructor and Fellow Founder, Counter Hack

Ed Skoudis has taught cyber incident response and advanced penetration testing techniques to more than 20,000 cybersecurity professionals. He is a SANS Faculty Fellow and Instructor. His courses distill the essence of real-world, front-line case studies he accumulates because he is consistently one of the first experts brought in to provide after-attack analysis on major breaches where credit card and other sensitive financial data is lost.

Ed led the team that built NetWars, the low-cost, widely used cyber training and skills assessment ranges relied upon by military units and corporations with major assets at risk. His team also built CyberCity, the fully authentic urban cyber warfare simulator that was featured on the front page of the Washington Post. He was also the expert called in by the White House to test the security viability of the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) that now protects US Government networks and lead the team that first publicly demonstrated significant security flaws in virtual machine technology. He has a rare capability of translating advanced technical knowledge into easy-to-master guidance as the popularity of his step-by-step Counter Hack books testifies. Ed earned an M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, summa cum laude.

Presentations
  • Franken-Breach: Warding off the Latest Breach MonstersAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
jake-williams

Jake Williams

IANS Faculty

Jake is the Founder, President, and Principal Analyst of Rendition Infosec, an information security consultancy. He also sits on the Vulnerability Review Board at Peerlyst, a startup social networking platform exclusively for security professionals. Jake is a prolific speaker and instructor on a variety of information security topics such as reverse engineering malware, memory forensics, threat intelligence, and advanced exploit development.

Presentations
  • Application Security: Fixing the Legacy ProblemAgenda10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Reducing Security's Cost ResponsibilitiesAgenda11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Building a Smart Bug Bounty ProgramAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Web Conference

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Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the forum?

Attendees may earn up to 16 credits through our partnership with (ISC)2. Attendees must check in at registration each morning to receive their 8 credits for Day 1 and Day 2. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion one week after the forum concludes for any other certification needs. If you have provided IANS with your CISSP # during the registration process then we will automatically submit to (ISC)2.

What is the registration fee?

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

What time does the Forum begin and end?

The Forum officially begins on at 9:00am and ends at 2:45pm.

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