2020 Philadelphia/Washington, DC Virtual
Information Security Forum

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Web Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC

The Philadelphia/Washington, DC 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 ‘Technology Spotlight’ 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 Philadelphia and Washington, DC 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

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.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

FedRAMP or Bust: Remote or Not, the Regulations Never Stop

with George Gerchow

The road to ATO is never easy, but a government shutdown and pandemic makes it nearly impossible. Our journey has not been easy, but it has been rewarding. In this keynote, IANS Faculty member George Gerchow will unpack his experience on the FedRAMP path. He’ll discuss:

  • Building a FedRAMP business case.
  • Managing the process – selecting the right CSP, level of ATO and sponsorship path.
  • The governance, policy, software and engineering changes driven by FedRAMP.
  • The cost and time allocation implications of the process.

Throughout the session, George will detail lessons learned through the FedRAMP journey, including working with a JAB vs. an agency, how to switch IDP providers (he did it twice) and how to conduct a SAR remotely.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

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.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Threats & Vulnerabilities

Application Security: Fixing the Legacy App 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
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is the CEO and an Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Security Architecture

Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business Cases

with Rich Mogull

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
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

Security Architecture

Advancing Cloud Security: A Roadmap

with Mike Rothman

Small teams are stuck at the ground level for cloud security and need to mature. Large teams continue to struggle when designing cloud architecture, managing apps and configuring systems. Both need to know what they’re doing wrong and how to do it right. This session begins with a brief overview of the IANS/Securosis Cloud Security Maturity Model and then explores fresh guidance to improve SecOps and DevOps in the cloud, including:

  • How to build an automation framework for SecOps in the cloud
  • How to build a library of design patterns that development teams can use to develop stronger code in the cloud
  • How to know when you’ve reached the point within cloud security where you don’t actually have to be involved because everything is being built into code and infrastructure
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM Leadership

Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and Downturn

with Mike Rothman In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Mike Rothman 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.
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

Ask Me Anything: Threat Landscape for T2 2020

with Dave Kennedy In this topic lounge, ask IANS Faculty member Dave Kennedy questions about threats you should be on guard for in the second half of 2020 – from ransomware attacks and state-sponsored actions against corporations and critical infrastructure, to attacks that exploit everyone’s move to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
12:20 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 Security Architecture

Zero Trust Principles: Making Them Work for You

with Jake Williams

Security teams need to understand both what zero trust principals are and how to properly implement them across the organization. This session starts with the nuts and bolts that make up zero trust, then delves into:

  • How zero trust architecture lowers the risk of common attacks, including account takeovers, insider threats, web and cloud app risks, and IoT and device compromises
  • Real-world examples of successful zero trust in action
  • Legacy tech that doesn’t play well with zero trust and what to do about it
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
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is the CEO and an Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Leadership

Your Best People Will Leave. Embrace It.

with Rich Mogull

Few security professionals stay in the same place for more than three to five years. Security managers need to focus less on retention and more on maximizing the training and effectiveness of people while they have them – setting the stage for success with employees to come. This session helps security managers:

  • Build a roadmap for incoming hires that sets them up for ongoing success
  • Embrace short employee tenures while focusing on maximizing their capability through training
  • Use training methods that set the organization up for talent still to come
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Sponsor Tabletops & Technology Spotlight Demos

Check out the Sponsors, enter to win prizes, and gather materials from their tabletops. Visit the Demo Lounge to join topic-specific Technology Spotlight Demos.

mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Security Operations

SIEM Alert Overload: Cutting Through the Noise

with Mike Rothman

Overwhelmed by SIEM alerts? Then it’s time to focus on better-defined logging and fine-tuning your alert triggers. This session explores:

  • Specific network activities to log
  • What requires an alert and what doesn’t
  • Creating a step-by-step action plan to better tune your SIEM
  • Using security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) and user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) to enhance detection
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is the CEO and an Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Security Architecture

Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the Cloud

with Rich Mogull

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.

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

2020 Philadelphia/Washington, DC 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
  • FedRAMP or Bust: Remote or Not, the Regulations Never StopAgenda9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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
  • Ask Me Anything: Threat Landscape for T2 2020Agenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Incident Response: Fixing What’s Wrong with Crisis ManagementAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Managing Privacy and Risk in the Social Media AgeAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
rich-mogull

Rich Mogull

IANS Faculty

Rich is the CEO and an Analyst for Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, in addition to Founder and Vice President of Product at DisruptOPS, a cloud environment monitoring platform. Prior to founding Securosis, he was Research Vice President for Gartner’s security team where he also served as Research Co-Chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Additionally,Rich has served as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager, and a systems and network administrator.

Presentations
  • Successful DevSecOps: Understanding the Business CasesAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Your Best People Will Leave. Embrace It.Agenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monitoring, Detecting and Response in the CloudAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
mike-rothman

Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike is the President of Securosis, an information security research and advisory firm, as well as Co-Founder and President of DisruptOps, a cloud detection and response company. His breadth of experience in the information security space and bold perspectives are invaluable as companies determine effective strategies to grapple with the dynamic security threatscape. Mike started practicing and advising on security topics over 25 years ago, and he’s been trying to get out of the business ever since…to no avail.

Presentations
  • Advancing Cloud Security: A RoadmapAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Maintaining Security in a Pandemic and DownturnAgenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • SIEM Alert Overload: Cutting Through the NoiseAgenda2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
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 App ProblemAgenda10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Ask Me Anything: Reducing Security's Cost ResponsibilitiesAgenda11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
  • Zero Trust Principles: Making Them Work for YouAgenda12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Web Conference

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Registration Questions

Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the forum?

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

What is the registration fee?

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

What time does the Forum begin and end?

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

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

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

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This Forum is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Forum to any entity or individual. Attendance to the Forum is complimentary and open to active information security professionals from private and public-sector corporations and organizations.

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